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MIT Researchers Build a Passive Cooling System to Supplement Air Conditioning in Buildings

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with an innovative system that offers a way to use passive cooling to preserve food crops and supplement conventional air conditioners in buildings without using power.

Fish Scales Repurposed into Stone-like Tiles | Scalite

Made entirely from fish scales, Scalite is a renewable byproduct of the fishing and aquaculture industries.

Unusual Furniture Pieces That Generate Moving Reflections | White Domus

Aroosh Mahipal and Nitush Mahipal led White Domus has recently launched their new furniture collection- Diamante Console & Tronco Bench- reflecting European aesthetics.

Designer turns Production Waste into Beautiful, Useful Furniture | Lilla Snaland Stool

The seat of the neat and functional stool is formed with 14 waste pieces of birch heartwood and three stable legs.

Is there a Technology to Make Roads Pothole-Free? | GridMats

GridMats are made from recycled polypropylene waste such as plastic chairs, buckets and any hard plastics that are used in automobiles, and can be used in the construction of roads.

This Soft, Leather-like Lampshade is 100% Sustainable | B Wise

B Wise is a series of raggedy-looking lampshades that are made from mycelium.

The Modern Coffee Table Features A Unique Amalgamation of Birchwood, Marble and Blue-Tinted Glass | Duffy London | Horizon

The product features a deep, turquoise-blue chasm that appears to float effortlessly above the free space while its base section is carved in white Carrara Marble.

A Solution for Carbon-Neutral Concrete is Here | Seratech

Sam Draper and Barney Shanks, material researchers and PhD students at the Imperial College London, recently created a solution for carbon-neutral concrete called Seratech. Low-cost and easy to scale,

Could this New Material be a Sustainable Solution to Cement? | Geoprime

Betolar recently launched its first low-carbon concrete products made out of Geoprime for the Indian construction market. The next-generation, low-carbon solution, Betolar’s Geoprime is a sustainable alternative to cement. Know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

This Inexpensive Construction Method can Build a House in 15 minutes | IFFF

The impact of the housing crisis is weighing on several countries. The UN estimates that by 2030 we will need to construct nearly 96,000 affordable homes each day to inhabit 3 billion people with adequate housing needs.