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New biobased material to capture carbon

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Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University in Sweden developed a new, low cost and biobased material to capture carbon. In order to combat climate change, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology would ...

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Products made from plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Dutch non-profit organisation The Ocean Cleanup brought its first batch of ocean plastic to shore from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, announcing it will be transformed into products. The Ocean Cleanup was founded with the ...

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The world’s first floating timber tower

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Dutch architectural studio Waterstudio designed a 40 metre tall floating tower made of CLT for the city of Rotterdam (NL). CLT, which stands for Cross Laminated Timber, is a sustainable up and coming material in ...

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Best of 2019: Extracting microplastic from water using magnets

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Originally published on 11 August Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira developed a method to remove microplastic from water using strong magnets. Microplastics are plastic particles of less than 5mm in diameter. Large pieces of plastic all ...

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Best of 2019: Ceramic glaze made from human urine

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Originally published on 21 January For her project This is Urine, designer Sinae Kim aims to re-evaluate the potential role and value of urine, by using its inorganic components as an alternative resource to glaze ...

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Best of 2019: Affordable prosthetics made from recycled plastic waste

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Originally published on 11 January The initiative Project Circleg aims to fight the world’s plastic pollution as well as help people in need of prostheses by producing low cost lower-limb prosthetics made from recycled plastic. ...

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