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    The VIVOBAREFOOT Kanna is a Lightweight Shoe for Yoga, Dance or Pilates

    The VIVOBAREFOOT ‘Kanna’ is an all-new barefoot movement shoe with a lightweight and flexible design that provides plenty of protection and sensory feedback for activities like walking, dancing, yoga or Pilates workouts. As VIVOBAREFOOT describes, its newly launched footwear design ...
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    MIT students find a way to make stronger concrete with plastic bottles

    Americans consume 8.6 billion water bottles — every year. Of those, only 1 of 5 is recycled. Fortunately, a handful of MIT students have developed a solution to this problem, and it involves repurposing waste plastic bottles to reinforce concrete. Because the newly-invented method ...
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    Repurposed Material Creates Distinct Felt Tile Patterns that Provide Sound Control

    Architecture Research Office and FilzFelt have teamed up to create ARO Block, a series of modular acoustic tiles that provide sound control in a customizable, easy-to-install system. Generated from remnant material of FilzFelt’s CNC cut products, which are often times ...
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    Objects with a Sensibility

    The interior, textile and concept designer, Charlotte Jonckheer is a graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven (2014). Her work starts from an investigation of human behavior and observation of nature in order to create an obvious understanding between the object and its ...
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    Meltable thermoplastic card can be used to fix anything

    When something inexpensive breaks, the instinct is often to throw it out and buy a new one. Offering a solution to this unsustainable disposable culture is Peter Marigold’sFORMcard, a reusable card made from thermoplastic, which melts in a cup of ...
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    MIT’s bacteria-powered material, bioLogic, will literally make your skin crawl

    A collaboration between Tangible Media Group, MIT and New Balance has resulted in a breakthrough in bio-skin technology. BioLogic is a new material designed to react to heat and sweat through living bacteria that are built into the fabric using ...
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    Understanding low-e Glass

    Low-e coatings play an important role in the overall performance of a window and can significantly affect the overall heating, lighting, and cooling costs of a home. But what exactly is low-e glass? How does it work? To answer these ...
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    Boeing On How They Developed The World’s Lightest Material

    For years, Boeing has been developing an extremely lightweight material that could be used for airplane parts. Despite being made from metal and being nearly as strong as titanium, the material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam. This week, they ...
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    Artist Uses Recycled Off-Cuts Of Wood To Create An Architectural Sculpture

    Russian artist, Nikolay Polissky, has recently completed the SELPO Pavilion, located in Nikola-Lenivets Park, which contains 28 permanent art works. About the pavilion SELPO (acronym for The Rural Consumer Association in Russian) is a sculpture which wraps around a soviet ...