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Surfboards made with wool and bioresin

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The New Zealand company Barron Surfboards has developed a new type of surfboard, made of bioresin and reinforced with wool. Traditional foam surfboards are generally coated with resin and fibreglass for structural integrity. However, while ...

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Affordable perovskite solar panels

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Polish physicist and business woman Olga Malinkiewicz developed a novel inkjet processing method for perovskites, minerals that can be used in solar cells, that makes it possible to produce solar panels under lower temperatures. The ...

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The world’s largest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge

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The world’s largest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge, designed by Professor Xu Weiguo from the Tsinghua University, was completed in Shanghai. The bridge is 26.3 metres long, single arch structure and was inspired by the ...

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Turning carbon dioxide back into coal

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Researchers from RMIT University in Australia used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into coal-like solid particles. Current technologies for carbon capture focus and storage focus on turning CO2 into a liquid form and ...

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Barro Negro: Mexican craftsmanship in a new guise

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Graphic designer Omar Fabian uses the old Mexican craft Barro Negro, or black pottery, to create new artworks. Barro Negro is a style of pottery originating in Oaxaca, Mexico, distinguished by its dark grey or ...

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3D printed seawall is inspired by mangrove trees

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Car company Volvo partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create a 3D printed seawall, inspired by mangrove trees. More than half of Sydney’s shoreline is artificial, and rich, ...

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