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A T-shirt that generates energy made with tomato skins

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Researchers at the University of Malaga in Spain in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa designed a low-cost T-shirt that generates energy from the temperature difference between the human body and the ...

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A handwoven large-scale moving block made of fluorocarbon

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For the project EGO, artist Lonneke Gordijn of Dutch Studio Drift teamed up with opera director Monique Wagemakers and choreographer Nanine Linning to design a handwoven moving block made of fluorocarbon, to give a new ...

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Customised steel connectors made with robotic 3D metal printing

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Large scale metal printing company MX3D teamed up with Japanese architectural construction company Takenaka to create a structural steel connector using robotic 3D metal printing. MX3D is best known for their 3D printed steel bridge, ...

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Sustainable yarn made from crab shells and seaweed

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An international team of researchers from Aalto University, the University of São Paulo and the University of British Columbia developed a new type of biobased fibre, made from crab shells and seaweed. To be exact, ...

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Examples of Dutch sustainable material design

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Students from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands, presented prototypes of sustainable new products and materials. The students were part of the Circular Design Factory, an innovation workshop initially founded two ...

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Swimming trunks made of merino wool

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In an attempt to counter the pollution of plastic microfibres in bodies of water, surfwear brand Outerknown introduces swimming trunks made of merino wool. Swimwear is commonly made of petroleum-based materials like polyester, spandex or ...

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