Sunday, June 16, 2019

Architect illuminates the future of built environments

Blaine Brownell is more than an architect and a professor at the University of Minnesota: he’s a researcher of emerging materials. For those not...

Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant to work on future FabLab for 3-D printing in...

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited is getting a shot at helping to create an advanced fabrication facility that could manufacture and recycle 3-D printed items...
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Wood fiber + bio-plastic = 98% bio-based kitchen products

Renewable solutions provider Stora Enso and the leading Nordic producer of household products Orthex Group have allied to make cooking just a little more...

Polymer recycling technology ready to leave the lab

An East London-based start-up firm, Worn Again Technologies, has announced that it has hit a £5 million investment target to support the commercialization of...

Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several greenhouse gases are emitted...
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Pulling drinking water out of thin air

With droughts plaguing much of the western United States and millions of people across the globe living without access to safe water, the need...
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Crab shells and trees could replace flexible plastic packaging

From liquid laundry detergent packaged in cardboard to compostable plastic cups, consumer products these days are increasingly touting their sustainable and renewable origins. Now researchers...

Fishing net waste into high-end surfboard components

DSM and Starboard collaboration transforms discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health, and...

This sixth-grade inventor built a robot to hunt ocean plastic

Of the millions of metric tons of plastic that enter the ocean each year, researchers don’t yet know exactly where it all ends up....

London store recycles 60,000 plastic bottles for 3D-printed interior

You can tell that Bottletop, a "sustainable luxury" brand that transforms castoff materials into chic carryalls, takes its zero-waste philosophy to heart. Case in...
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