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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.
located on a prominent corner plot, the project has been conceived as a library with a connected reading room. The post neri & hu utilizes vernacular material palette for valextra’s chengdu store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
High-tech outdoor clothing company Vollebak likes going mad with gadgetry and advanced materials, and its latest jacket takes highly desirable geek unobtanium to dangerous levels. It's called the Graphene Jacket, and it's a jacket … with graphene... Continue Reading Graphene Jacket drapes you in everyone's favourite wonder material Category: Wearables Tags: Graphene
Melbourne-based designer Josh Carmody has designed a system of clamps that can connect architects and designers' unwanted material samples to create tables. Read more
sohma suggests the new way of thinking of product design by a replacement of characteristics that materials originally have developing them as one material. The post sohma furniture develops a new material that replaces the value of plastic and wood appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
In the movie Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger hid from an alien's night vision system by covering himself in mud. He might have found things much easier, however, if he'd had access to a newly-developed thermal camouflage material... Continue Reading Thermal camouflage material will hide your heat Category: Science Tags: American Chemical Society Graphene Infr
A collaboration between BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Laboratory has produced a 3D-printed inflatable material that can change its shape and stiffness on command. It could be used in designing highly customizable and multifunctional car interiors... Continue Reading BMW and MIT create the first 3D-printed inflatable material Category: 3D Printing Tags: BMW Inflatable
Researchers have developed a self-healing material that could help machines repair themselves – even after "extreme mechanical damage." Not only does the material make physical repairs, but in doing so it can restore severed electrical connections: a potentially huge benefit to machines and robots in hazardous environments. If self-repairing machines sound like something out of the Termina 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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