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Self-Assembling Wood? Weather Activated Clothes? M.I.T. says yes

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Created by the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, programmable materials made from wood or carbon fibres could radically transform the way we interact with materials in our environment – from fabrics to construction materials. Textiles in clothing could ...

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The Beauty of Making 888,246 Ceramics By Hand

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Last week, we talked about the completion of ‘Blood Swept Land and Seas,’ the installation by Paul Cummins displaying 888,246 ceramic poppies made by hand in honour of fallen soldiers from the First World War. ...

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WallSmart: An Interactive Paint

Published 3 days ago by Allie | no responses

Not so handy with a paintbrush? In the future, you may be able to change the colour of the walls in your home with just your smart phone thanks to an invention called WallSmart, an ...

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Explore Arce’s 3D Tiles

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Agustina Arce of Arce’s 3D Tiles explores the beauty and limits of transparent resin as a material. This highly distinctive and inventive line of custom 3D tiles is a result of her material explorations. These tiles ...

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Ocean Plastic Becomes Fantastic

Published 1 week ago by Allie | one response

We love materials that help to clean up our oceans. Over the past year, we’ve looked at few earth-friendly innovations coming the sea including a skateboard made from marine trash and textiles fabricated from re-harvested ...

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Poppies by the Hundreds of Thousands

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A moat surrounding the Tower of London stands transformed today as a field of ceramic red poppies. Entitled ‘Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red,’ this installation is the work of ceramist Paul Cummins and ...

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