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Origami with Aluminium

Published 11 years ago by materia | no responses

A lattice girder? A metal grid? More of an origami, created like in the purest Japanese tradition but this time without paper. Ycami has worked with sheets, yes, but aluminium ones. Two mm thick, cut, ...

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Concrete curtain

Published 11 years ago by materia | no responses

Always irritated by those curtains blown trough an open door? Now there is a solution for that. Memux architectural design from Vienna made curtains out of concrete elements, gathered on a flexible mesh of geo-textile. ...

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Vider

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

The elegant Vider is a flexible screen which is handmade in the Netherland. It weaves together soft and hard materials to achieve flexibility in addition to stability. Vider partitions any room with refined simplicity and ...

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Innovative Technology Adapts Shoes to Weather Conditions

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Hamburg-based company IQTEX has developed an innovative system which could revolutionalize shoe comfort. The system relies on BASF’s superabsorbent fabric Luquafleece®. Wet feet – never again: IQTEX and BASF have jointly developed a unique, intelligent ...

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Biodegradable PHB with nanoparticles resolves brittle problem

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) modified with clay nanoparticles could be the next wave in the biodegradable plastics market. PHB, produced by bacterial action, is a rare example of hydrophobic polymer that is truly biocompatible and biodegradable with ...

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Flytrap-Inspired Lenses

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Imagine paint that adheres to a surface but releases on command, or road signs that change their reflectivity with changing weather conditions. These are two potential uses of a novel, responsive material designed by researchers ...

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