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3D printing homes for the homeless

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US-based technology company ICON, in collaboration with non-profit Mobile Loaves & Fishes, 3D printed a series of houses for the chronically homeless in Austin, Texas (USA). In March 2018, ICON unveiled its first 3D printer ...

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Biodegradable, algae-based flip-flops

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a polyurethane foam that meets commercial specifications for midsole shoes and the foot-bed of flip-flops, made from algae. Flip-flops are the world’s most popular shoe. Commonly ...

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Blue glass made from invasive mussel species

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A group of researchers from College of Creative Studies in Detroit, USA, developed blue glass made from two types of invasive mussel species. Invasive species are species of plants or animals that are not native ...

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3D printed cups made of orange peels

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Italian-based design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati, in collaboration with global energy company developed an experimental Circular Juice Bar that not only squeezes oranges, but directly makes bioplastic of the waste peels which are ...

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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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