Supercapacitor Manufacturing Development Promises “The End of Batteries”

March 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Materials, Nanotech | Tags: | No Comments »

Tiny photo. Huge impact? The tech blogs have been aTwitter with news of a potential portable energy breakthrough.

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Pitch drop experiment

February 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: Materials, Time | No Comments »

Pitch drop experiment


Shapways : 3D Printing in Stainless Steel

August 10th, 2009 | Filed under: Building Tech, Fabrication Tech, Materials | 1 Comment »

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Shapeways has now added stainless steel to their list of available materials to 3D print from. The bracelet above in polished stainless steel costs $40. [Shapeways]


BAKOKO at Pecha Kucha Tokyo

August 7th, 2009 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Fabrication Tech, Materials, Video | No Comments »

BAKOKO Pecha Kucha Vol. 64 – SuperDeluxe, Tokyo from BAKOKO on Vimeo.

BAKOKO uses Generative Components. Does still crash every 5 minutes?


Brick

May 13th, 2007 | Filed under: Architecture, Materials | No Comments »

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On 24 May 2007, Brick: the exhibition will open at the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam during the manifestation Rotterdam 2007, City of Architecture.
Brick: the exhibition shows the experiments architects, designers and visual artists ventured into with the brick as a starting point. Inspiring, exciting results from 16 participants from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, originating from 1 assignment: develop a new type of brick.

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Moving Structure

January 9th, 2007 | Filed under: Architecture, Fabrication Tech, Materials | No Comments »

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Moving Structure by Pavel Hladik is the design of the moving structure takes advantage of the Teflon foils and Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) NiTiCu. This structure is fixed to the ground or to another structure and is a part of the electrical circuit. The reactions controlled by computer are caused by the various circuits which connect the members of spirals of SMAs. The members are covered by the layered Teflon foil which is welded to the shape which is determined by the critical shape of the whole structure.

via Interactive Architecture dot Org


Sensitive Floor

July 12th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Materials, Products, Programming, Video | 1 Comment »

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SENSITIVE.FLOOR is a new interactive video projection floor by iO also distributed in the Sensitive Space System by 3M.


Industrial Origami

November 20th, 2005 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Materials, Products | 1 Comment »

Industrial Origami uses its patented “smiles” stamp or cut to create foldable sheet metal products up to 2 inches thick. Benchmark tests have shown remarkable strength and unusual resistance to fatigue.

Thanks, John.


Bio-Paper for Printing Organs

November 10th, 2005 | Filed under: Biotech, Future, Health, Materials | 3 Comments »

An emerging branch of medicine called “organ printing” takes a patient’s own healthy cells and uses a printer, cell-based “bio-ink” and “bio-paper” to create tissue to repair a damaged organ.

A new hydrogel or “bio-paper”,developed by the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, enables printing of organs by layering thin sheets embedded with cells. The cells and liquid hydrogel are put in the printer cartridge and then dropped into three-dimensional, 1-microliter dots that form layers as the hydrogel hardens. The cells form tissue that can be implanted into a damaged organ. Glenn D. Prestwich believes testing will begin on humans in the next year as research pushes to repair damaged organs in real-time.

via Medgadget


Buckypaper : New Applications

October 23rd, 2005 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Materials, Nanotech, Technology | 2 Comments »

The Florida Advanced Center for Composite Technologies (FAC2T) under the direction of Ben Wang, is working to develop real-world applications for Buckypaper, a material made of carbon nanotubes. The film holds potential for use in illuminating devices, heat sinks, armor, and electromagnetic protective skins. [press release]

via Physorg