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Saving flush water with a new toilet coating

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Researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the US developed a coating that could reduce toilet water consumption by half, saving billion litres of water every day. Daily, more than 141 billion litres of water are ...

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From disused railway arch to affordable workspace

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London based architectural firm Boano Prišmontas developed a modular plywood structure assembled with dry-joint techniques to turn disused railway arches and other pocket spaces in London onto affordable workspaces. The aim of the Arches Project ...

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A solar oven for the production of steel and cement

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US clean energy company Heliogen developed a commercial method to concentrate solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius, potentially replacing the use of fossil fuels in industrial processes like the production of ...

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A real life invisibility cloak

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Canadian company HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. developed a light bending material called Quantum Stealth, which functions as a real life invisibility cloak. The paper-thin material bends visible light, hiding an object or person standing behind it. ...

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3D printed furniture made from Belgian plastic waste

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Belgian designer Joachim Froment created a furniture collection called Strat, which is made by 3D printing locally collected plastic waste. The collection, which includes stools, lounge chairs, tables, etc., is made entirely of local recycled ...

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From old bread to new yarn

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Researchers at the University of Borås in Sweden developed a method to create yarn using waste bread and fungi. Bread waste takes up a large part of general food waste. In Sweden alone, the total ...

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