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Fishnet Skateboards for Cleaner Oceans

Fishnet Skateboards for Cleaner Oceans

Published 1 week ago by Allie | no responses

Sustainable skateboard company Bureo is transforming ocean clogging fishnets into strong skateboard decks featuring a fish design and gripping scale pattern. Founded by a trio of surfer friends who want to make the ocean a ...

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Rare Earth Minerals

Rare Earth Minerals

Published 4 weeks ago by Philip | no responses

Rare earth minerals are the unsung heroes of our modern technological revolution. These lesser known elements from the earth’s crust are vital for a range of high-tech applications. For instance, they help power electric cars ...

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‘Invisible’ to touch

‘Invisible’ to touch

Published 4 weeks ago by Philip | no responses

Here’s an innovation that’s so new and special that it doesn’t even have a name. What do you call something that’s hidden from touch? Whatever the word is, the ‘unfeeling’ cloak, which makes objects invisible ...

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Precision bricks

Precision bricks

Published 4 weeks ago by Philip | no responses

You might suspect that a robot had been involved in the shaping of this impressive brick building. In fact, the precision with which 4000m2 of bricks were constructed is all done by hand. An extended ...

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From sea to shoe

From sea to shoe

Published 4 weeks ago by Philip | no responses

Designers have found a way to produce a stylish shoe from waste that’s recovered from the sea. The multi-coloured sneakers also serve to illustrate the problem of the vast quantities of waste that’s discarded every ...

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Subtle steel mesh

Subtle steel mesh

Published 4 weeks ago by Philip | no responses

Metals are not often considered subtle materials. A key trend that Materia follows is the world of lightweight materials, and here’s a project that shows how steel can play an important role. For a home in ...

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