Ideal Materials


Fast-Charging Everlasting Battery Power from Graphene

Source: phys.org Published: July 19, 2016 by Han Lin, Fresh Science Swinburne University researchers have invented a new, flexible energy-storage technology that could soon replace the batteries in our cars, phones and more.  Han Lin’s new super battery (actually, a...

These Amazing Zero-Waste Buildings Were Grown from Mushrooms

Source: inhabitat.com  Published: June 27, 2017 Written by Lidija Grozdanic Could the buildings of the future be grown instead of built? Brunel University student Aleksi Vesaluoma has found a way to grow living structures using mushroom mycelium. Vesaluoma worked with...

Recycled Ocean Plastic Could Become the Building Block of the Future

Source: curbed.com Published: August 1, 2016 By Barbara Eldredge More than 300 million tons of plastic trash is generated every year, but less than 8 percent of that waste is recycled. In fact, as much as 12 million tons ends up in the ocean. A new U.S.-based startup,...

Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells into Tires

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: March 15, 2017 Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a technology for incorporating food waste into rubber. (Kenneth Chamberlain, courtesy of Ohio State University) By Randy Rieland Scientists at Ohio State...

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper Into Brick-Like Furniture

Source: designboom.com Published: May 3, 2017 woojai lee is a korean-new zealander artist who explores paper recycling in more sustainable ways. indeed, this material is one of the most produced and discarded in the world. although it can be recycled, the process is...

Health-Conscious Concrete

Source: cam.ac.uk Published: March 23, 2015 Healing material released when concrete microcapsules burst open Credit: Tanvir Qureshi Skin is renewable and self-repairing – our first line of defence against the wear and tear of everyday life. If damaged, a myriad of...