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Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

seaweed

Image by David Boozer [CC0 1.0] via pexels

The average American’s fondness for plastic disposable water bottles wanes quickly after consumption, recycling less than a quarter consumed annually with the remainder destined for the landfill. A London-based startup may hold the key to reversing this trend by eliminating the package – or at least the plastic. Continue reading “Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”” »

Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

adidas Futurecraft 4D

Image by adidas via adidas.com

Spring is in the air, but this year more than flowers and trees will be using light and oxygen to grow. Adidas has partnered with Carbon 3D to harness them in manufacturing individualized performance footwear. Continue reading “Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen” »

What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printed concrete house

By picman2 [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Mature and inexpensive as a building material, concrete has long been a staple in both commercial and residential construction. If you thought precast components set the bar for speed and efficiency, you haven’t considered 3D printing. Continue reading “What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.” »

If Innovation Could Be Simplified, Everyone Would Do It

Posted on March 29th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

breakthrough innovation ahead

By Wonder woman0731 [CC BY 2.0], via flickr.com

It’s human nature to look for shortcuts or to simplify concepts for the sake of conveying something new. In contemporary society’s technology driven quest to achieve enlightenment in 140 characters or less, is amelioration of concepts as complicated as product innovation even realistic? Continue reading “If Innovation Could Be Simplified, Everyone Would Do It” »