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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.
Canadian architecture studio Office Ou has surrounded a detached garage in Toronto with glass doors and windows to convert it into a multifunctional space. Read more
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.
the project preserves the character of the agricultural building, which dates back to the 1950s. The post MJ2B architekten turns a former barn into apartments in cordast, switzerland appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the ashen cabin reflects how new manufacturing methods can make useful what we think is waste. The post HANNAH transforms wood considered as waste into this 3D-printed cabin appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Would you buy a cloudy white wine? Probably not, which is why vintners go to great lengths to clarify their product. Soon, they could do so more efficiently than ever, using newly created nanoparticles.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: University of South Australia, Nanoparticles, Wine
the paper alternative reduces the amount of plastic by 50% compared to a conventional laminated tube. The post toppan develops paper-made tube container to reduce plastic waste appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Found in crustacean shells, chitin is a natural polymer that has many uses once processed. Now, scientists have developed a fruit waste-based fermentation process for getting it out of those shells – and the technique results in better-quality chitin, to boot.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Nanyang Technological University, Chitosan, Waste, Recycling, Polymer, Fermentation is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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