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The world’s smelliest fruit could soon be charging your phone

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Researchers at the University of Sydney developed a method to turn waste from the durian fruit, aka the world’s smelliest fruit, into a super-capacitors that could be used to charge electronic devices and even cars. ...

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Domes made from reclaimed endemic wood

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Made possible by the international collaboration between Silverlens Galleries, local artist Bernardo Pacquing, Rotterdam-based designers Superproject and Summum Engineering, the Domes Village is a series of four dome-like structures in the Philippines, made from reclaimed ...

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MaterialDistrict Rotterdam postponed due to Corona virus

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Naarden, 6 March 2020 – MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2020 has been postponed to 23 – 25 June 2020, the organiser announced today. This decision was made in close consultation with the exhibitors and event partners. Reason ...

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Recycling concrete with added wood waste

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Researchers at the University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood, which results in a new building material with superior bending strength to the original material. ...

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A biobased superglue without toxic solvents

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An international research team developed a powerful adhesive with comparable strength to Superglue, made of plant-based cellulose nanocrystals and without the need for toxic solvents. The research team, consisting of researchers from Aalto University, the ...

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The writing (and erasing) on the wall

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Scribit, designed by Carlo Ratti Associati, is the world’s first write and erase robot on any wall, no matter the material. Created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Carlo Ratti, Scribit (Latin for ‘s/he ...

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