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Collective spectacle

Sweet coffee cups provide a solution to throwaway culture. Coffee grounds, meanwhile, are an effective substitute in the construction industry. And as a startup...

Colourful salvation

Seaweed can be used as a fire retardant. In Berlin, meanwhile, a female designer has developed a thin algae-based film and coated it with...

Asymmetrical comfort

Artificial body parts can be tailor-made for extra comfort. For women who have had mammary tissue removed because of cancer, there are bras with...

Intuitive level

Trees planted by companies can be a playful enterprise. But all game-designers need programming skills. Right? Wrong. A new platform developed by an English...

Seasoned connection

Curcumin is just as effective as chemical agents against stomach acid and heartburn. That plant-based substances have anti-inflammatory properties is well known. According to...

Dry run

Oyster shells are becoming fashionable. Materials made from willow fibres even protect against harmful UV rays. Now, a former female Masters student in Germany...

Classical composition

Neurodivergent teachers are taking centre stage; as are members of the homeless community. Diversity is an increasingly important theme in the creative sector. For...

Pure vibrations

Subjected to high-frequency sound waves, stem cells extracted from fat tissue grow into new bone cells. Audible sound waves are useful too, as this...

Seasonal chic

Some stretch jeans are biodegradable, while others use plant-based indigo blue. A good match for the sweaters and T-Shirts manufactured by a Massachusetts-based startup....

Landscape legacy

Donations left by a desert robot could help create an oasis. The same cannot be said, however, for humans leaving their “mark” and their...

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