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Solar panels made with waste crops generate energy even without sunlight

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Carvey Ehren Maigue, student electrical engineering at Mapua University in the Philippines, designed a new type of translucent solar panel that combines organic luminescent particles and solar film to create solar panels that even generate ...

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Turning waste concrete into 3D printed public furniture

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A project by Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, along with partners across Europe, uses crushed waste concrete from demolished buildings to create 3D printed concrete designs such as public furniture. Currently, about 65 million ...

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Mycelium masks to promote biomaterials

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South Korean design studio Kuo Duo designed five different masks made from mycelium and inspired by mushroom shapes, to promote the use of biomaterials in design. Mycelium is the vegetative part of fungi, consisting of ...

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A circular bench made of recycled plastic

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Circula, designed by Polish designer Tomek Rygalik, is a circular bench made of recycled plastic. The plastic used for the bench is made of 100% recycled packaging and was developed in collaboration with Boomplastic, a ...

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Omniphobic coating turns paper into a touchscreen

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Researchers at Purdue University in the US developed technology to turn cardboard and paper into interactive interfaces, thanks to an omniphobic coating. The engineer developed a simple printing process that renders any paper or cardboard ...

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3D printing with waste mussel shells

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PhD candidate Marita Sauerwein at Delft University of Technology developed a way to create a 3D printing filament made from a major waste stream in the Netherlands: mussel shells. The aim of Sauerwein’s project was ...

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