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A biobased and biodegradable material made from pine needles

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Designer Gaurav Wali developed a biobased and biodegradable material made of pine needles, which can be used to make products. Himachal and Uttarakhand, areas in the northern region of India, are home to pine tree ...

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Bacteria-infused clothing for improved skin

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Designer Rosie Broadhead, in collaboration with microbiologist Chris Callewaert, developed clothing with encapsulated bacteria in the fibres to promote reduced body odour, cell renewal and the skin’s immune system. Our current society is obsessed with ...

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A fold-out energy tower for more sustainable festivals

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Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, in collaboration with 9 companies, developed a 21-metre (69-feet) high fold-out tower solar collectors and a wind turbine. Much of the focus of making festivals more ...

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A packable EPS free bicycle helmet made of recycled plastic

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UK start-up Cyclo Technology developed a packable foamless bicycle helmet made of recycled ocean and landfill plastic that keeps you safe thanks to its honeycomb structure. Traditional bike helmets are typically made from EPS foam, ...

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Making graphene out of eucalyptus trees

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Researchers at RMIT University in Australia developed a cost-effective and eco-friendly way using eucalyptus trees, one of Australia’s most abundant resources. Since its discovery in 2004, graphene has been used in a numerous amount of ...

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Prefabricated seaweed thatched panels

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Inspired by medieval seaweed thatching methods, Danish designer Kathryn Larsen developed a way to bring it back to modern construction by making prefabricated thatched panels for roofs and façades. In the Middle Ages, the Danish ...

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