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Using fungi to produce everyday products

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology are developing techniques to produce fungi that can replace petroleum in everyday products on an industrial scale. Many products, including detergents, cosmetics and clothes are ...

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Tableware glazed with Rotterdam’s dirty air

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Worried about the air quality in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Dutch designers Annemarie Piscaer and Iris de Kievith developed a method to turn air pollution into a glaze for tableware, which they call SerVies. The state ...

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A ‘lava river’ made from paper origami

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As part of the Lluérnia Festival of Fire and Light in Catalonia, David Oliva of Spanish architectural firm SP25 Arquitecura and Anna Juncà from Atelier 4 designed a river of ‘lava’ made from over 10,000 ...

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Tree Trunk Chair is formed by a living tree trunk

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In collaboration with Gavin Munro, known for his Grown Furniture series, Dutch designer Maarten Baas developed the concept of the Tree Trunk Chair, a tree shaped like a chair, which will take 200 years to ...

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Transcendent Skin visualises future human skin in leather and silicone

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In response to our beauty ideals based on flawless perfection, German designer Julia Thomann imagines a future in which we are granted eternal youth. Her project Transcendent Skin visualises a future trend in skin adornment ...

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Textile- and paper-based bio-batteries powered by sweat and spit

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Researchers at Binghamton University developed two types of bio-batteries that run on bodily fluids: a paper one that runs on saliva and a textile-based one that is activated by sweat. The research started with Electrical ...

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