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Humpback whales inspire next generation wind turbine technology

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Scientists were inspired by a unique series of bumps called tubercles on the fins of humpback whales that enable the 45-foot animal to better maneuver when capturing food. Tubercles affect the flow of air over ...

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Forms by storms

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German designer Johannes Hemann generates forms by storms, not the destructive forces of the winds, but energy-generating, as they can be seen in sand dunes or snow drift. an interference – plates, glasses, bottle and ...

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Nanoholes help make optical devices

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A photosensitive solid-liquid compound made by filling nanoholes in aluminium oxide or polymer films with a solution of dye could be used to make efficient rewriteable recording media and all-optical switches. The device works by ...

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Re-generated city

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In her MA project called Re-Generated City, Alessia Giardino, explores how pollution and weathering can be manipulated to become part of the surface pattern and texture of buildings, using a combination of textile techniques and ...

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Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk

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The carpet is made from wood veneer offcuts bonded to a textile backing. Elisa Strozyk, a design student at Central Saint Martins in London, who is originally from Germany, started playing with offcuts of veneer ...

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Trigger points

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Trigger points a project from Touchy-Feely encourages leaning against the wall by providing warmed protrusions with which people can stimulate and sooth sore muscle areas. Trigger Point Mouldings encourage heightened, physical interactions between bodies and ...

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