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Oyster Shell Aggregate

Published 8 years ago by Akin | 2 responses

Recent studies have shown that crushed oyster shells can perform as a viable aggregate or grit in concrete and mortars. Not only that, oyster grit could do a great deal to help reduce CO2 emissions. ...

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Bacteria-fighting materials

Published 8 years ago by Akin | one response

Billions of dollars are spent each year fighting what sometimes seems like a losing battle against infections in hospitals and medical facilities. However, many materials have bacteria-fighting abilities that can contribute significantly to the health ...

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Scrap yard solar power

Published 8 years ago by Akin | no responses

When exposed to visible light, iron oxide (more commonly known as rust) produces a small electrical current. The energy that this creates also has the potential to be easily stored and used on demand. The ...

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Passive anti-bacterial materials

Published 8 years ago by Akin | 2 responses

Looking to nature for some materials ideas is often a great source of inspiration. Tiny spikes on materials slowly deflate bacteria cells like balloons, killing the bacteria without any added chemicals or coatings. The clanger ...

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3D printed canal house

Published 8 years ago by Akin | no responses

Great news for the field of 3D printed architecture. Local heroes DUS architects are getting the go-ahead for the construction of the world’s first printed Amsterdam canal house, or ‘grachtenpand’. The project will be built, ...

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Material Xperience on Tour UK

Published 8 years ago by materia | no responses

Materia will be exhibiting at the brand-new London design show, the May Design Series. We’re very excited to be present at this first edition of the show. Our first Material Xperience on Tour UK opens ...

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