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SEEN

Published 18 hours ago by Allie | no responses

SEEN is a collection of reflective materials and designs by Marlies Schets. Inspired by Swedish living and, in particular, their way of dealing with minimal hours of light during the winter, her creations include reflective ...

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Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs

Published 4 days ago by Allie | no responses

Balsa wood is well known for its lightweight properties as well as its stiffness in relation to its density. Inspired by these characteristics, scientists have created a new composite material with extreme lightweight and stiffness ...

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‘From Insects’ by Marlène Huissoud

Published 5 days ago by Allie | no responses

‘From Insects’ by Marlène Huissoud is a line of biologically inspired product designs including furniture, jewellery and vessels. Made with natural by-products from bees and silkworms, each item is a unique creation. From a family ...

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Biodegradable Skin Care Jar

Published 1 week ago by Allie | no responses

Anita Redd launched her eczema and skin care moisturizer with great success in 2011. But as sales climbed, her original 1 oz. packaging jars were suddenly discontinued. To solve the problem, and avoid having the ...

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Shape Changing Metal Crystals

Published 1 week ago by Allie | no responses

Part of a new family of smart materials, this shape-changing metal crystal called ‘Martensite’ features two different arrangements of atoms, switching between them and changing shape when the material is heated or cooled to a ...

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Pre-Castaway Canoe

Published 3 weeks ago by Allie | no responses

Looks pretty sleek, but can a concrete canoe really float? The answer is yes – but the trick is finding a concrete that is less dense than water. Known as the ‘Pre-Castaway,’ this lightweight wonder ...

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