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Thanks to a new recycling process, you may one day see the same aerospace-grade composites used in airplane construction in your motor car and laptop. On Monday, Boeing announced a new partnership with British-based ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle carbon composites left over from production at 11 Boeing manufacturing sites. The move will reduce solid waste by one million pounds (453,000 kg) pe
There are a variety of situations that may call for the implantation of electrodes in the brain, ranging from the treatment of neurological conditions to possibly even restoring the function of paralyzed limbs. A newly-developed hydrogel could someday replace such electrodes, allowing for better functionality... Continue Reading Graphene-enhanced material may be bound for the brain Catego
Dutch startup Plasticiet aims to create "something of value" from recycled plastic for use in interior and furniture design. Read more
the exhibition 'man matter metamorphosis: 10.000 years of design' presents a series of critical themes in which archeological and ethnological material is interwoven with contemporary content. The post the national museum of finland explores the unique development of finnish material culture and design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Even if you're grossed out by earthworms, you have to admit that the things are usually quite clean, despite the fact that they live in the dirt. That's because they're constantly secreting a lubricating layer of mucus, which keeps that dirt from sticking. Scientists have now replicated that quality in a new material that could have numerous applications... Continue Reading Self-lubing mat
With a few notable exceptions, the majority of objects removed from a 3D printer bed are fashioned using plastic. But plastic has a nasty habit of ruining our environment at the end of its useful life. Designer Beer Holthuis looked for a more sustainable alternative, and built a 3D printer that extrudes paper pulp to build three-dimensional objects... Continue Reading Pulped paper replaces
the structure is a part of an annual 'design + make' workshop hosted by south africa-based architecture studio theMAAK. The post follies in the veld pavilion made of bottles explores glass as a building material appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
With the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) painting a pretty alarming picture of the not-too-distant future, it's not enough to reduce our carbon output – we need to actively remove some from the atmosphere. Direct Air Capture systems could do the really heavy lifting, but on a smaller scale MIT engineers have developed a new material that can suck car
If you've ever watched a speedboat slamming its way across the waves, you may have thought "That can't be good for its hull" … and you'd be right. A new invention from Spain's Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), however, could help keep those boats intact... Continue Reading Shock-absorbing hull material may make for sturdier speedboats Category: Marine Tags: Speed
eriksson has created flooring, furniture and other objects in solid coal with some pieces left in the material’s raw state, and others processed into a finish similar to black marble. The post making marble from coal: jesper eriksson transforms britain’s most iconic material appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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