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According to the UN Environment Programme, we’ve produced more than eight billion metric tonnes of plastic since the early 1950s, with around 60 percent of that not recycled. It is very difficult for researchers to track the path of this waste when not it is improperly disposed of, but their efforts continue to turn up evidence of its detrimental effects on the natural world. The latest example c
New York's Islyn Studio has overhauled an old lumber warehouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico and turned it into a sun-lit food hall with various spots to indulge. Read more
a gadget that is a test for your taste or a way to fake your favorite flavor - all you need is a little lick. The post lickable ‘taste gadget’ can recreate any flavor without eating food appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A new study, led by scientists from Harvard University, is offering more compelling evidence of a link between the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the gut microbiome. One researcher described the discovery as “remarkable”, after finding genetically identical mice displayed different health outcomes determined by their specific gut bacteria communities.Continue ReadingCatego
the masterplan will provide a varied residential program of around 1700 units and aims to be completed in 2023. The post mecanoo unveils a new neighborhood designed around a historic food market in amsterdam appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Although we have seen "morphing" structural materials before, they typically incorporate solenoids, pumps or motors that add weight and complexity. Now, however, scientists have developed a carbon fiber composite that shifts shape with a simple shot of electricity.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Carbon Fiber
Antioxidants are important for fighting the process of oxidation, which can spoil food and alcohol and harm cells in the body. Now, researchers at Texas A&M University have woven antioxidants into nanofiber mats, which release the vital compounds slowly and could be useful for food coverings or bandages.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Antioxidant, Materials, Fiber, Nano, Texas A
New research from an international team of scientists has tracked a compelling series of connections between the gut microbiome and memory. Using a novel mouse model engineered to simulate the genetic diversity of a human population, the study illustrates how genetics can influence memory via bacterial metabolites produced in the gut.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Microbiome, Gut Bacteria
pura-case is a battery-powered wardrobe purifier that uses ozone to help remove most micro-organisms, bacteria, and viruses from clothes. The post pura-case by carlo ratti uses ozone to purify your clothes from virus and bacteria appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
New research from a pair of Danish scientists at Aarhus University has found the bitter characteristics of coffee can make a person more sensitive to sweetness. The study found this effect was independent of caffeine and helps explain why many people enjoy the experience of bitter dark chocolate with coffee.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Taste, Coffee, Aarhus University


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