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Microlattice material outperforms EPS in helmets

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Corporate R&D laboratory HRL Laboratories developed an architected elastomeric microlattice material that has 27% more energy absorption than the current best-performing expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. Most helmets combine a hard shell with closed-cell foam padding, ...

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A semi-transparent brick façade made with augmented bricklaying

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Researchers at ETH Zürich and local masons in Greece built a 225 m2 large wavy façade to demonstrate how augmented bricklaying combines the advantages of computational design with the dexterity of humans, supporting an entirely ...

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An inflatable e-bike

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In order to create a portable e-bike, researchers of the University of Tokyo developed “soft mobility”, a new type of personal mobility made of soft, lightweight and inflatable materials, and their prototype Poimo (POrtable and ...

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3D clay printed ‘Delft Blue’ tiles

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New Delft Blue, a project by Dutch architectural design company Studio RAP, reinterprets the world famous design of Delft Blue porcelain, fusing 3D clay printing, computational design and artisanal glazing. The project takes its inspiration ...

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An open source e-skateboard made of recycled plastic

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Portugal-based designer João Leão designed an open-source e-skateboard made of recycled plastic as a response to the plastic waste problem and hectic commuting in Porto, Portugal. Called PET MINI, the skateboard was developed based on ...

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A pavilion made of recycled plastic bricks

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Hong Kong-based architectural firm Daydreamers Design created a pavilion made of recycled plastic bricks, inspired by the traditional local custom of the burning tower and sky lanterns in the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls ...

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