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Using robots to construct buildings

By Damir Beciri
One Comment3 December 2011

robot-architecture-1With each day, robots are becoming more popular and affordable, and they find new applications in various fields such as aid in manual labor or entertainment. Robots use in architecture hasn’t been around aside performing such tasks in video games and science fiction, but professorship of Gramazio & Kohler plans to change that fact and… »

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Researchers find organisms growing within fungi capable to degrade plastics

By Damir Beciri
One Comment6 August 2011

yale-fungus-plasticA group of Yale University undergraduates made an interesting discovery when they went on a field trip to Amazon Rainforest. They discovered organisms growing within fungi in the rainforest which are capable to degrade polyurethane – a finding that may lead to innovative ways used to reduce plastic waste in the growing landfills around the… »

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Sea shells inspired a new material made of chalk and polystyrene

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 March 2010

seashellsA team of materials scientists and chemists from The University of Manchester and The University of Leeds have taken inspiration from sea shells found on the beach to create a composite material from dissimilar ‘ingredients’. They have successfully reinforced calcium carbonate, or chalk, with polystyrene particles that are used to make drinks cups. They report… »