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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
Once discarded, spongy polyurethane foam typically just ends up in landfills, where it takes up a lot of space. Thanks to a newly-developed process, however, it could soon be recycled into higher-quality rubbers and hard plastics.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Recycling, Polymer, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, Upcycling
Human urine and excrement can store all kinds of useful information about our health and wellbeing, and scientists are pursuing some interesting technologies that could help us unlock it. Among them is a team at Stanford University, who have demonstrated a new type of “smart toilet” that automatically scans urine and stool samples for signs of disease.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTag
While we know that a huge amount of plastic waste is building up in the oceans, what we don’t know a lot about is where it ends up, and what exactly it means for marine ecosystems. After studying the stomach contents of thousands of animals, scientists at Cardiff University have come up with a way of predicting the size of the biggest pieces of plastic different creatures can consume, which could
the limited-edition chargers are also powered by repurposed batteries that would have otherwise gone to landfill. The post gomi creates a portable charger made from 100% non-recyclable plastic waste appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Millions of tons of plastic waste washes into the world's oceans each year, but a new study has revealed that it doesn’t all move through the water in the same way. Scientists investigating the movement of submarine sediment have found that so-called underwater avalanches are driving microplastics into the deep ocean, a finding that may help researchers better map the distribution of waste throug
There are many tools cancer relies on to survive and thrive, and therefore many possibilities when it comes to thwarting its advances. One such avenue centers on cellular garbage disposal units known as lysosomes, which are particularly vulnerable in cancer cells as opposed to healthy ones. And perhaps even more so now, with scientists in South Korea finding they can deliver a fatal blow to cance


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