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Changing colours and patterns with UV light

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MIT researchers developed a way to rapidly change the colour or patterns on object surfaces using an ultraviolet (UV) light projector and light activated dye. Called ChromoUpdate, the projected light alters the reflective properties of ...

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3D printing wood that looks like the real deal

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US-based start-up Forust developed a method to 3D print sawdust into objects which look and feel as if they were cut from the actual material. Every year, 15 billion trees are cut down to produce ...

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How to build circularly

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The exhibition The Exploded View in Design Museum Gent, Belgium, consists of a research installation of a deconstructed house, showing ways to build circularly. The norm in construction becomes more and more to design demountable ...

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100% renewable transparent wood

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Researchers at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology developed the first transparent wood without the need for fossil-based materials that is 100% renewable. A lot is happening in the world of transparent wood. Back ...

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Clothing printed with air pollution

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For their latest clothing collection, streetwear company Pangaia teamed up with Graviky Labs, a spin-off company of MIT that makes ink from air pollution, to make printing on clothing more sustainable. The fashion industry has ...

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Blooming biodegradable face masks

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In response to the growing plastic pollution by single-use face masks, Dutch brand Marie Bee Bloom designed biodegradable face masks made of rice paper, embedded with Dutch meadow flower seeds. During the pandemic, the use ...

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