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Storing energy in red brick walls

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Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, found how red bricks, some of the world’s cheapest and most popular building materials, can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold ...

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3D printed terracotta ‘reef tiles’ to repopulate coral communities

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Researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) developed specially designed 3D printed ‘reef tiles’ for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival. The tiles were developed for use in the Hoi Ha ...

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A battery made of natural stone

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The system CESAR, developed by Cees van Nimwegen and his Dutch company NICE developments, consists of a basalt-based battery that can store large quantities of electricity generated by solar panels and wind turbines. In order ...

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Regulating indoor temperature with water-filled windows

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Dr Matyas Gutai of Loughborough University in the UK developed water-filled glass, which can be used to heat and cool structures, reducing energy used and carbon emissions. Heating and cooling building generates massive carbon emissions. ...

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Combining concrete 3D printing and 3D printed formwork

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Researchers at Digital Building Technologies institute of ETH Zürich developed a method called Fast Complexity that combines the fabrication speed of concrete 3D printing with the geometric precision of reusable 3D printed formwork to create ...

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How to grow your own biodegradable IKEA furniture

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IKEA dedicated research and design lab SPACE10’s resident architects Katya Bryskina and Tomás Clavijo explored how the famous IKEA FRAKTA shopping bag might be used as a tool to grow, cast and shape furniture using ...

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