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A robotically wound flax pavilion

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Researchers and students from the Universities of Freiburg and Stuttgart designed a lightweight pavilion made from robotically wound flax fibres. The construction industry is one of the most material-intensive and environmentally detrimental human activities. With ...

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The world’s first “fossil-free” steel

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Swedish steel company SSAB Oxelösund in collaboration with various parties created what they say is the world’s first “fossil-free” steel delivery, made with green hydrogen, rather than coal and coke. The steel industry creates large ...

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A ‘pavilion’ made of mist

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Switzerland-based architectural studio AUTHOS.ch in collaboration with Zurich based designer Stella Speziali developed a ‘pavilion’ using mist as an intangible, ephemeral material. Called NEBOLOSUS, the ‘structure’s’ mist flows over more than 50 square metres of ...

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Turning polluted soil into bricks

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Dutch designer Emy Bensorp, with her startup Claybens, developed a method to turn PFAS polluted clay soil into clean ceramic materials and products like bricks. PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals are synthetic chemical compounds ...

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Chain mail-like material transforms from flexible to rigid upon impact

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Researchers at Caltech University in the US and NTU Singapore developed a 3D printed chain mail-like material that can transform from a fabric-like state to specific solid shapes under pressure. The material is similar to ...

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Paint made from waste concrete powder sequesters CO2

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London and Seoul based designer Kukbong Kim developed a paint called Celour made from waste concrete powder, leftover from recycling concrete, which actively captures and stores CO2. Concrete is composed of aggregates and cement. Annually, ...

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