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After being injected with the telomerase gene, adult and old mice lived 24 percent and 13 percent longer, respectively. Scientists are doing their best to give us the gift of immortality. The latest in the fight against ever dying is a gene therapy that gives mice a healthy dose of telomerase , the enzyme that keeps our chromosomes – and thus our cells and bodies – “young.” The therapy extended the lifespans of mice by 24 percent and, at least so far, the therapy appears to be completely safe.
Giada Dammacco , Chief Industrial Designer of Grado Zero Espace, has spoken at the re-opening of MateriO - Belgium event with a presentation on the new frontiers of technology of new materials. Grado Zero Espace is participating in a research project led by TU Delft called Light.Touch.Matters . A meaningful project, that has the support of the European Union. In Light.Touch.Matters product designers and material researchers will collaborate to jointly develop a fully new generation of smart materials that combine touch sensitivity with luminosity. Manufactured on plastic substrates, these smart materials will be thin and flexible, allowing seamless integration into all kinds of applications offering radically new modes of product-user interaction.
- Grado Zero Espace "Oricalco" - This series of interviews is based the Test_Lab “Clothing without Cloth” which took place at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, May 2011 and featured: Emily Crane (UK), Carole Collet (UK), Christien Meinderstsma (NL), Grado Zero Espace (IT), Pauline van Dongen (NL) and Freedom Of Creation (NL). The Italian design company Grado Zero Espace has been pioneering high-tech performance wearables for over a decade. They excel in finding new applications and design solutions to scientific innovations from integrating hydrogels in fire safety gear, uses of carbon nanotubes in tennis rackets to light-emitting fabric which can be cut. Giada Dammacco, one of the co-founders of the company brought to the Test_Lab “Clothing without Cloth” a whole suitcase of designs and let us literally let us demo, play, hit and test the limits of these performance-enhancement wearables.
Yesterday evening, the "Magical Materials" exhibition opened at the Science Gallery . The incredible properties of some modern materials are shown - changing shape before your eyes; automatic self-healing materials; and the lightest yet strongest materials on the planet. The Science Gallery team worked with artist Stephen Byrne to create a band of cartoon superheros to capture the spirit of the magical materials: Morph, with a self-healing suit; Nano-Man, with a super-strong lightweight carbon nanotube suit; HydroGirl, with superhydrophobic water repellent clothing; The Flex, with flexible materials and an array of gadgets; Aero, with air-purifying clothing; and FloroGirl, who can synthesise and produce highly concentrated energy beams. Here's some translucent concrete: and some Mushroom Leather:
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WEB FASHION (2007) Interfacce tridimensionali per la moda (Tesi laurea) Author: Alessandra Florian - Rel. Massimiliano Ciammaichella Nanostruc 2012, International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (2012)
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Pandion by BERTONE inside is illuminated thanks reLIGHT eco-fabric lightbulb by Grado Zero Espace Srl. -
The gold shirt can change from daywear to eveningwear in a matter of minutes. The heat from a hair dryer crinkles the Nitinol shape memory threads woven into the shirt. The silver shirt uses the same technology to automatically “roll up” its sleeves when it is hot out, but its additional innovation is that its entire fabric is woven from shape memory threads (rather than having parallel Nitinol threads added after weaving). Called Oricalco textile, this fabric has been the subject of research about its potential additional uses, such as in coronary stents.
Aerogel represents what technology experts consider the best insulation material ever invented. It weighs virtually nothing. It's flexible.
Personal Rhythms by Fritz Trautmann When man feels his own personal rhythms vibrating in tune with the forces playing upon him, he calls the experience "Beauty." It may happen on the plane of the senses , on the level of the intellect , in the depths of his affections , or at the exalted heights of spiritual insight , but wherever met and however designated, it is - of its kind - a response to this sense of beauty. As sensory experience - described as savory or delicious, handsome or pretty, harmonious or melodic, soothing, exhilarating, aromatic or fragrant - it is Pleasure .
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. L' oricalco (dal greco ορειχαλκος, oreikhalkos , in latino aurichalcum ) è un metallo leggendario utilizzato per la prima volta da Platone nel racconto del mito di Atlantide ; il termine in seguito è stato ripreso per altri usi. Nella numismatica , l'oricalco è una lega di rame e zinco. Origine leggendaria [ modifica ]
A block of aerogel in hand Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel , in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas . The result is a solid with extremely low density [ 1 ] and thermal conductivity . Nicknames include "frozen smoke", [ 2 ] "solid smoke", "solid air" or "blue smoke" owing to its translucent nature and the way light scatters in the material; however, it feels like extruded polystyrene ( Styrofoam ) to the touch. Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in "jellies" with gas without causing shrinkage. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]