These Guys Make Edible Cement From Food Waste – And You Can Literally Add it to Your Gingerbread House
A pair of Japanese researchers have launched a startup that turns food waste into cement with 4-times better bending resistance. The potential applications are endless, and as well as being potential building material, the cement can produce any kind of simple object like tea cups or chairs; but it’s also edible, and aromatic, and biodegradable. […]
In order to keep their little island the pristine Aegean paradise it is, Tilos has gotten rid of their landfill, and replaced it with a circular system that has reduced total waste by 86%. After being implemented this May, the island of around 750 inhabitants quickly saw progress, after they transformed the landfill into a […]
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New Rooftop CO2 Ventilators Funnel Fumes into Fertilizer that Makes Spinach Grow 4x Bigger in Roof Gardens
New carbon dioxide ventilators could turn fumes into fertilizer to bring vegetable patches to high rise rooftops, suggests a new study. It wasn’t just suggested, the study included an experiment that found spinach by the new air vents grew four-times larger than the other plants. The breakthrough is a promising development for healthier city life, […]
Everyone needs a pension project, and for the first-ever female architect in Pakistan, hers has taken on a critical infrastructure need—disaster relief housing. Yasmeen Lari, now 81, is the cofounder of a nonprofit called the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, which is making bamboo huts for Pakistanis stricken by floods. Spending most of her career designing […]
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Polystyrene (Styrofoam) has been turned into a valuable chemical found in seaweed by exposing it to sunlight. Broken down, it produces DPM (diphenylmethane,) a molecule in the aquatic plant used in drug development, polymer manufacturing, and even fragrances and other cosmetics. Polystyrene is the indestructible plastic is found in everything from takeaway containers to TV […]
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Switzerland’s Brilliant Plan For Underground Cargo Delivery Tunnels to Reduce Traffic is Now Underway
The dream of a new and ambitious mode of freight transportation just took a big leap towards reality in Switzerland. On August 1st, planning stages commenced to build an automated tunnel network that would ship cargo in shipping pods on a self-charging rail system. Cargo Sous Terrain (CST), or ‘Underground Cargo,’ will begin with a […]