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A circular tableware made from recycled porcelain

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To counter the amount of waste porcelain, Dutch designer Lotte Douwes developed a circular tableware collection in which she reuses ground up porcelain. One of the characteristics of porcelain is its white translucently. This effect ...

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Solar-powered nano-coating could defrost car windows

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Researchers at ETH Zurich developed a solar-powered nano-coating made from gold and titanium-oxide, that could help defrost windows. Defrosting one’s car windows is something no car owner does for fun. Electrical heat, chemicals or manual ...

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World’s first PET aerogel is made from recycled bottles

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Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed what they say is the world’s first PET aerogel, made from recycled plastic bottles. Aerogels are porous ultralight materials derived from a gel, in which the ...

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A shoe grown using microbial weaving

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For her master’s work at Imperial College London, designer and researcher Jen Keane grew the upper of a shoe in a single piece, using a new form of ‘microbial weaving’. For her project, aptly called ...

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MOWO plywood furniture invites you to move

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Designer Lisa Stolz uses the high tensile strength of birch plywood to create furniture that invites the user to move. At the office, at home or in the car, people sit up to ten hours ...

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Wander Wood pavilion is robotically fabricated

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Students from the University of British Columbia designed the Wander Wood pavilion, an installation with an adaptable design-to-fabrication system which was constructed by a robot. The temporary installation is located at the campus of the University ...

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