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Natural adhesives and adhesives inspired by nature

By Damir Beciri
One Comment6 June 2012

natural-adhesiveGlue finds its uses in many objects ranging from sticky notes to airplanes. It is all around us, even in objects we don’t expect it to be. Until now, the majority of glues (adhesives) have been manufactured from petroleum-based materials, but the researchers from Fraunhofer Institute are looking for ways to improve them by developing… »


New sort of plastic made from sugar can be composted

By Damir Beciri
One Comment22 February 2010

compostable-plasticsResearchers have managed to transform sugars found in fast growing trees and grasses into plastic. Although there are already plastics on the market made from natural materials like corn, these do not biodegrade quickly. The new discovery would not only cut down on the use of oil (usually used to make plastic) but potentially enable… »

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Green architecture – Omega Center for Sustainable Living

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments16 August 2009

omega-center-for-sustainable-living1The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) in Rhinebeck, New York is carbon neutral and produces 100 percent of its own energy through solar and geothermal power. OCSL officially opened on July 16th 2009 and it is on track to receive a LEED Platinum Certification, which cannot be officially granted until the building has been… »