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Sneakers made from animal blood

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Nat-2 designer Sebastian Thies and Eindhoven-based designer Shahar Livne joined forces to create the world’s first sneakers made from real blood. In most slaughter houses, blood is seen as a waste material. Some is reused ...

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Lightweight bricks made with luffa and charcoal

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Researchers at the Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai developed a lightweight, biodegradable built system made of charcoal, organic luffa fibres, soil and air. About 8 to 15 per cent of the world’s ...

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Packaging material made from waste orange peels

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Brunel University London design student Denny Handley developed a material with waste orange peels, which could be used to keep food fresh. Bio-Peel, as the material is called, blends waste orange peels from industrial juicing ...

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5 examples of English material design

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This year, the graduate work by the Royal College of Art’s School of Design places emphasis on tackling real-world issues in a responsible and ethical way. Below, we have listed a few of the best ...

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Making Mars habitable through silica aerogel

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A team of researchers from Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Edinburgh suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with the material silica aerogel, which mimics Earth’s ...

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The new passive log house

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Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Computational Design and Construction designed and built a new take on micro-architecture, made solely of wood and created with computational design and fabrication technologies. The ...

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