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Capturing water from the air inspired by nature

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The Dutch start-up Sponsh, a spin-off company of Eindhoven University of Technology, developed a temperature-sensitive smart textile that absorbs water from the air at night and releases that water by day, inspired by desert animals. ...

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How architecture can help with oil spills

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For their master thesis project, Greek architects Chrysi Vrantsi and Chrysanthi Vasileli, supervised by Dr Maria Voyatzaki, considered how architecture could help design an innovative approach for environmental problems like oil spills. Called Project C, ...

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Turning sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into fuel

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, developed a device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without the need for electricity. The process mimics photosynthesis, the ability of plants to ...

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3D printing homes for the homeless

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US-based technology company ICON, in collaboration with non-profit Mobile Loaves & Fishes, 3D printed a series of houses for the chronically homeless in Austin, Texas (USA). In March 2018, ICON unveiled its first 3D printer ...

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Biodegradable, algae-based flip-flops

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a polyurethane foam that meets commercial specifications for midsole shoes and the foot-bed of flip-flops, made from algae. Flip-flops are the world’s most popular shoe. Commonly ...

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Blue glass made from invasive mussel species

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A group of researchers from College of Creative Studies in Detroit, USA, developed blue glass made from two types of invasive mussel species. Invasive species are species of plants or animals that are not native ...

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