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Extracting microplastic from water using magnets

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Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira developed a method to remove microplastic from water using strong magnets. Microplastics are plastic particles of less than 5mm in diameter. Large pieces of plastic all eventually break down into microplastic, ...

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A building façade with integrated butterfly sanctuary

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Non-profit architectural studio Terreform ONE designed an office and retail building with a double skin façade that functions as a breeding ground, waystation and sanctuary for the monarch butterfly. The North American monarch butterfly (Danaus ...

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A biobased and biodegradable material made from pine needles

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Designer Gaurav Wali developed a biobased and biodegradable material made of pine needles, which can be used to make products. Himachal and Uttarakhand, areas in the northern region of India, are home to pine tree ...

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Bacteria-infused clothing for improved skin

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Designer Rosie Broadhead, in collaboration with microbiologist Chris Callewaert, developed clothing with encapsulated bacteria in the fibres to promote reduced body odour, cell renewal and the skin’s immune system. Our current society is obsessed with ...

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A fold-out energy tower for more sustainable festivals

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Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, in collaboration with 9 companies, developed a 21-metre (69-feet) high fold-out tower with solar collectors and a wind turbine. Much of the focus of making festivals ...

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A packable EPS free bicycle helmet made of recycled plastic

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UK start-up Cyclo Technology developed a packable foamless bicycle helmet made of recycled ocean and landfill plastic that keeps you safe thanks to its honeycomb structure. Traditional bike helmets are typically made from EPS foam, ...

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