Snail teeth: the world’s strongest biological material?

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Researchers from the University of Portsmouth in England found that the prize for the world’s strongest material goes to snail teeth, rather than spider silk. Spider silk has long been praised as being the world’s ...

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Grape waste from wine making could lead to more durable plastics

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Researchers from the University of Clermont Auvergne in France is working on a way to use the pomace left behind during wine production to make more durable plastics. In wine making, some 25 per cent ...

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Future Remnants: exploring human influence on the future of minerals

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With the project Future Remnants, designer Xandra van der Eijk explores what effect humans have on the evolutionary development of mineral formation by exposing metals to low-chemical household products. We’re all aware that human influence can ...

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New soft-matter self-healing material can repair its circuit

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Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University in the US have created a soft-matter composite self-healing material that spontaneously heals itself under extreme mechanical damage. The material is composed of liquid metal droplets suspended in a ...

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Food Waste Ware: tableware with from food waste

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Japanese designer Kosuke Araki created tableware called Food Waste Ware, made from carbonised food waste, and Anima, also made from food waste and with added traditional Japanese lacquer. In our current society, we often don’t think ...

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State of Fashion: searching for the new luxury

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State of Fashion is a large-scale international fashion event that that is entirely devoted to sustainable fashion. The first edition of this four-yearly event with the theme Searching for the new luxury takes place from ...

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