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Smart fabric mimics bone tissue periosteum that stiffens upon impact

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Periosteum is a membrane that covers the outer surface of most bones. Consisting of a complex combination of collagen, elastin and other structural proteins, it is an incredibly resilient material that gives bones extra strength under high ...

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Building with Daylight: Zospeum at Material Xperience 2017

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Translucent concrete is nowadays available in several varieties, but never before it was possible to make it insulating, until now. Zospeum is the first translucent concrete that provides both support and insulation, ready to revolutionise the ...

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Material Xperience 2017 exhibits transparent solar panels Lumiduct

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The Lumiduct transparent solar panels are one of the special items exhibited at Material Xperience 2017. Lumiduct enables transparent glass façades to generate more energy than conventional solar panels and at the same time create ...

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Fabric formwork column at Material Xperience 2017

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Fabric formwork uses a mould made from textile instead of a rigid one when pouring concrete. Material Xperience exhibits a column that was made using this process, designed by students from the Technical University Eindhoven ...

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Form Found Façade: Robotics and fabric formwork create façade

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Fabric formwork is a building technology that involves the use of structural membranes as the main facing material for concrete moulds. Unlike traditional formwork, the material is highly flexible and can deflect under the pressure ...

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Plant cell wall’s ‘glue’ may make wooden skyscrapers possible

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Building wooden high-rise buildings is one of the trends in sustainable construction. While wood has been used in the construction of buildings for a long time, it is possible to build them higher and higher ...

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