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Ultra water-permeable pavement

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Start-up Aquipor designed a pavement material with submicron-sized pores that allows water to pass through, but everything else to stay on the surface. While parts of the world like Greece and California are currently on ...

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The world’s first speedboat made with 100% natural fibres

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Belgian start-up ECO2boats is currently building what will be the world’s first circular speedboat, made entirely of natural fibres, and unlike other classic boats, will not contain any fibreglass, plastic or wood. While larger industrial ...

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Generating energy from waves with flexible concrete

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Using a special type of concrete, researches Branko Šavija and Yading Xu from TU Delft in the Netherlands aim to generate energy using waves battering the coast. Often, when talking about green or renewable energy, ...

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Uniting water, energy, and food for perfect synergy

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At the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai, which starts in October this year, water, (solar) energy, and food create a fully functioning biotope, inspired by the country of the Netherlands. Called DutchDubai, ...

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A sweater made from recycled bullet proof vests and firefighter suits

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Technical clothing company Vollebak designed a men’s sweater made from recycled ballistic vests and firefighter suits. Annually, around 100 billion pieces of clothing are made each year, a number that is likely to double by ...

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Acoustic design mycelium panels

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Architectural firm Arup and Italian biodesign company Mogu teamed up to design what is said to be the world’s first mycelium acoustic panel system, called Foresta. Acoustics are important in all interiors, especially in offices ...

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