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The Polyfloss Factory on Vimeo. BioMason's bricks "grown" with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year. BioMason is inching closer to commercially debuting its eco-friendly “grown” bricks, which they say could be on the market as early as next year.

BioMason's bricks "grown" with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

Since its founding in 2012, the North Carolina startup has been pushing to revolutionize the world of building materials in a way that slashes carbon emissions by using bricks grown from sand and bacteria, instead of firing traditional bricks. An increasing number of architects and builders are looking to sustainable construction materials in response to the growing demand for green buildings, and BioMason’s emission-saving biobricks fill a unique niche in the market. BioMason’s efforts, under the directions of founder and CEO Ginger Krieg Dosier, have been garnering attention in the green construction industry for several years. New Material Could Allow Divers to Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks. If you’ve dreamed of being able to hang out underwater without the tether of an oxygen tank, get ready for your dream to become reality.

New Material Could Allow Divers to Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

Scientists have created a crystalline material that can actually pull oxygen out of the surrounding environment, and it could mean no more oxygen tanks – underwater or on dry land. The material is made from cobalt and it can pull and release oxygen without the need for bulky storage tanks. Just a few grains of the material are all that is needed to store enough oxygen for a breath, so toting around the material would be easy and light – light enough that swimmers could go for an extended dive without being weighed down and lung patients who require oxygen could leave the oxygen tank at home.

RE-SEA ME. Genspace - Project - GENSPACE & BIOFABRICATE 2015 Bio Pigments Workshops. Bio Pigments Workshops GENSPACE & BIOFABRICATE 2015 When: Friday, Oct 23rd, 2015.

Genspace - Project - GENSPACE & BIOFABRICATE 2015 Bio Pigments Workshops

Pollution-free furniture of the future will be grown from mushrooms. The furniture of the future might not be built, but grown.

Pollution-free furniture of the future will be grown from mushrooms

New York-based nonprofits Terreform ONE and Genspace developed a series of benches created from Mycoform, a durable and 100% compostable material made from mushrooms, wood chips, gypsum, oat bran, and other biological materials. The designers say the Mycoform production process is pollution-free, low-tech, and low-energy. The Mycoform structure is grown from molded agricultural byproducts inoculated with the fungal species Ganoderma lucidum. Once placed in a warm and humid environment, the fungi fuses the organic substrates together using mycelium, the vegetative part of the fungus that consumes the byproducts’ cellulose components to create a branch-like network. The branching mycelia grow rapidly into a weight-bearing structure.

Bouillon de culture. Du plastique sans pétrole, c'est possible grâce à une algue OGM. SCIENCE - Chaque année, nous produisons plus de 288 millions de tonnes de plastique.

Du plastique sans pétrole, c'est possible grâce à une algue OGM

Au-delà du problème du recyclage et de l'abandon de ces déchets dans la nature, un autre défi est encore à relever sur notre consommation de ces produits: leur origine. Cette invention sauvera des milliers de vie. Voici le pansement du futur. Cette invention sauvera des milliers de vie.

Cette invention sauvera des milliers de vie. Voici le pansement du futur

Voici le pansement du futur ! Parfois, la science-fiction rejoint la réalité. Comme avec ce gel organique inventé par une petite équipe de chercheurs américains. Sa particularité ? Arrêter instantanément une hémorragie. C’est donc dans un petit laboratoire de Brooklyn, USA, qu’est développé un gel révolutionnaire. En Charente-Maritime, la deuxième vie des huîtres. COLLECTE.

En Charente-Maritime, la deuxième vie des huîtres

Le Piñatex, un textile d'origine végétale durable. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet - RE-SEA ME. RE-SEA ME is the continuation of SEA ME.

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet - RE-SEA ME

To show the duality between plastic waste in the oceans and the sustainable materials the oceans have to offer, Nienke continued her search for materials out of the sea. She discovered that fish skins are a waste product of the fishing industry, while you can also make them into beautiful leather. She went to fish shops to collect their waste and discovered a way of tanning the skins without any chemicals.

By using an old technique, that requires a lot of manual labour, she created a strong, sustainable and beautiful material that can be used like regular leather. To show the abilities of the leather, Nienke designed a small stool with fish leather seating. For this project Nienke used salmon skins, but almost any kind of fish can be used to make leather of. With this project she would like to raise awareness for the waste issues we have with the oceans. Le Piñatex, un textile d'origine végétale durable.

Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic? Vocativ. Sand packaging — alien and monkey. Varian by Culture iN. Caméra sous-marine, Algopak et sang marin - FUTUREMAG #13 - ARTE. Loam Clay Earth, Martin Rauch, Vorarlberg. Rammed-Earth Walls.

Loam Clay Earth, Martin Rauch, Vorarlberg

Materials Monday: Watershed Materials turns rammed earth into a building block. Concrete is a problem from start to finish.

Materials Monday: Watershed Materials turns rammed earth into a building block

The production of cement is responsible for at least 5% of the CO2 made by humans each year. That cement is mixed with aggregate that is carted out of huge earth-scarring gravel pits by giant trucks. It is then put in redi-mix trucks that race through cities before the clock runs out on the mix, and have a tendency to squish cyclists. Sable et soleil au service de l'impression 3D. Linen & hemp community - Le lin & le chanvre européens. Microalgues, le futur or vert. Ecovative. Futurism - Say 'Goodbye' to Cracks, Self-Healing Concrete...