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Harvesting fresh water from the sea with hydrogel

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Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found a way to harvest water from the humid air over water surfaces using a water-absorbing hydrogel. About 70 per cent of the earth is covered in ...

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Plastic, the new natural stone?

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Marine biologists at the Marine and Environmental Research Center (MARE) on the Portuguese island of Madeira reported on “plasticrust”, a veneer of plastic encrusted on shoreline rocks. Plastic waste is everywhere. Cities are littered with ...

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Infinitely recyclable and biodegradable clothing

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Adidas by Stella McCartney, in collaboration with Evrnu and Bolt Threads, designed a tennis dress made of engineered silk and a hoodie said to be infinitely recyclable. Annually, 92 million tonnes of textile waste are ...

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Porcelain lamps coloured with coffee

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The Coffire project, designed by Shanghai-based designer Zhekai Zhang, colours porcelain pendant lights with used coffee grounds, mimicking the texture of marble. Annually, at least 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide, leaving 8 ...

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More mud-spraying drones to build emergency homes

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The Terramia pavilions, developed by Stephany Chaltiel of MuDD Architects, CanyaViva, and Summum Engineering, are innovative emergency housing prototypes combining digital fabrication of mud-spraying drones with natural local materials. Chaltiel has been investigating the use ...

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Growing plants from your egg carton

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Thessaloniki-based designer George Bosnas developed an egg carton that, rather than being thrown away or recycled, can be planted, sprouting the seeds that are inside it. Many egg carton are made of paper pulp, a ...

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