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Acoustic Wall in the Netherlands for the first time

Published 8 years ago by materia | no responses

Distortion II, the Danish acoustic wall is called. It will be shown at the Materia Xpert Series on 5 april in Amsterdam. The product is the result of a cooperation between design and science and ...

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Cork stool

Published 9 years ago by materia | no responses

Recently a lot of furniture designs show the use of cork. Green thinking might well be a reason for that. Cork oak trees have a quite long lifespan and their oak bark can be peeled ...

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Jólan van der Wiel’s amazing gravity stools

Published 9 years ago by materia | no responses

Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel shapes stools using magnetic fields and the force of gravity. The ‘Gravity Stool’ will be exhibited at the Craftsmanship Exhibition, that is part of Material Xperience 2012. Van der ...

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Trapped Beauty bracelet wins 3D printing contest

Published 9 years ago by materia | no responses

Materia has announced the winners of the 3D Printing Jewellery Contest. Dutch designer Gerard Mekenkamp has won the first prize with his design for the bracelet ‘Trapped Beauty’. The jury had to evaluate 91 entries ...

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Scientists create lightest material on Earth

Published 9 years ago by materia | no responses

Scientists at UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and Caltech claim to have made the lightest material on Earth. The new material is so lightweight it can be placed atop a dandelion without crushing the little seeds. ...

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SLUG versus the sludge

Published 9 years ago by materia | no responses

A recently developed material called SLUG-26 might be a cheap end effective help in cleaning waterways. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz, USA, have developed a positively-charged substrate. According to the researchers, SLUG-26 exchanges when placed ...

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