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Electrical wires inspired by bacteria

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Researchers of the University of Antwerp, the University of Hasselt and Delft University of Technology discovered that centimetre-long bacteria from the seafloor contain fibres that are comparable to copper electronic wires, which could lead to ...

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Bricks made from household garbage

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Dutch companies StoneCycling, AVR and Mineralz collaborated to make bricks from household garbage. StoneCycling is a company best known for their WasteBasedBricks, which are bricks made from demolition waste. AVR is a waste and energy ...

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The world’s first lightweight 3D printed FRP bridge

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Together with industry leaders DSM and CEAD, the international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV is working on what will be the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge. By using ...

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Dyeing marble inspired by counterfeit gemstone colouring

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Chinese design studio Buzao experiments with the dyeing of marble, inspired by the open ‘secret’ of the gemstone industry: the process of colouring of unsatisfactory gemstones using chemical dyes. In nature, not everything is produced ...

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Biomaterials as material of the year at London Design Fair

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For its 2019 edition, the London Design Fair, taking place from 14-22 September 2019, chose biomaterials as its Material of the Year, represented by four designers and inventors. Starting next week on Saturday, London Design ...

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Bags made of leaf leather and recycled PET

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Brazilian company Holyfancy designed a collection of bags made of leaf leather, recycled tires and PET. The leaf leather is made from the elephant ear plant, a giant leaf native to Brazil. These leaves are ...

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