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MaterialDistrict Rotterdam postponed due to Corona virus

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Naarden, 6 March 2020 – MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2020 has been postponed to 23 – 25 June 2020, the organiser announced today. This decision was made in close consultation with the exhibitors and event partners. Reason ...

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Recycling concrete with added wood waste

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Researchers at the University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood, which results in a new building material with superior bending strength to the original material. ...

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A biobased superglue without toxic solvents

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An international research team developed a powerful adhesive with comparable strength to Superglue, made of plant-based cellulose nanocrystals and without the need for toxic solvents. The research team, consisting of researchers from Aalto University, the ...

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The writing (and erasing) on the wall

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Scribit, designed by Carlo Ratti Associati, is the world’s first write and erase robot on any wall, no matter the material. Created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Carlo Ratti, Scribit (Latin for ‘s/he ...

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Bags made from mango leather

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UK-based sustainable fashion brand Luxtra teams up with Dutch company Fruitleather Rotterdam to make bags made of leftover mangoes and other fruit waste. Each year, we throw away 1.3 billion tonnes of food worldwide, about ...

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A simple dimmer switch system made with conductive thread

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In a project called Craft-Techmen, designer Kodai Shimizu developed a new simple dimmer switch system made with conductive thread, which are integrated in repairable home appliances. Household appliances tend to become increasingly complicated, and therefore ...

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