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A flat-packed urban village

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SPACE10, IKEA’s global research and design lab, and Danish firm EFFEKT Architects developed the Urban Village Project, a vision for more liveable, affordable and sustainable homes using a pre-fabricated and flat-packed modular building system. The ...

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An electric car made of recycled plastic

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Mandalaki Studio, in collaboration with Estrima and the Rossana Orlandi Gallery, developed what they say is the first electric car concept made with 80 per cent recycled plastic. The car, called Biró O2, is inspired ...

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Paint that never fades

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Researcher at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) developed a type of paint of which the colour never fades, inspired by animals like peacocks and butterflies. Normally, colour is made by absorbing a certain part of ...

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Stronger perovskite solar cells thanks to fluoride

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Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, research centre Differ, University of Twente and Peking University found a way to make perovskite solar cells more resilient, by adding a protective layer of fluoride. Perovskite is an ...

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Lights made of conductive glass

Published 2 weeks ago by Sigrid | one response

For her project Ctenphora, French designer Lucie Le Guen explored the possibility of incorporating electrical circuits into glass, making the electrical wires part of the glass light aesthetic. The project came into being during Le ...

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Composite airless car tires in five years

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Within five years, cars will feature airless tires, if it were up to Michelin and GM. The companies recently unveiled their prototype, called Uptis. Normal car tires are inflated to absorb impact, but a major ...

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