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Increasing solar panel efficiency with algae

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Swedish company Swedish Algae Factory developed a method to use the silica shells of diatom algae, which can enhance the efficiency of solar panels. Diatom is a type of unicellular microscopic alga that lives deep ...

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A pentagonal ‘Eiffel tower’ made of ice and cellulose

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Students from Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with students from the Summa College in Eindhoven, made a pentagonal ‘Eiffel tower’ made of sprayed on ice and cellulose. Located in Harbin, in northern China near ...

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A smog eating billboard

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As part of the Smog Free Project, Dutch architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde and students from UDEM University Mexico developed the Smog Eating Billboard, which cleans up polluting particles through an intelligent coating process. The ...

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The world’s largest 3D printed building (to date)

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Located in the Dubai Municipality, 3D printing construction company Apis Cor completed the all structures of a two-storey administrative building, which is currently the largest 3D printed building. At 9.5 metres (31 feet) tall and ...

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New biobased material to capture carbon

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Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University in Sweden developed a new, low cost and biobased material to capture carbon. In order to combat climate change, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology would ...

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Products made from plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Dutch non-profit organisation The Ocean Cleanup brought its first batch of ocean plastic to shore from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, announcing it will be transformed into products. The Ocean Cleanup was founded with the ...

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