EPatch: Glue-less Stickers

EPatch is an innovative sticker that doesn’t use glue or water. The stickers are non-toxic, very durable, and are able to be bent, stretched or folded without losing their shape. Made of rubber-silicon, the stickers are fade resistant, resistant to UV radiation and to temperature extremes up to 220 degrees – which means it is […]

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SilenceAir: Noise Blocking Bricks

SilenceAir looks like a transparent brick, and uses “passive resonators” to allow fresh air into buildings while leaving 85% of the noise behind. “Cities are noisy. When we block the noise from our offices and homes, we usually reduce the ventilation…the result is sick buildings and people,” says the inventor Chris Field. Chris developed the […]

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Geämi: Metaefficient Packing Material

Geämi is a new biodegradable and very effective packing material. The name means “earth (ge) friend (ami)” in Latin and Greek. The Geämi system expands kraft paper into a honeycomb with thousands of little hexagonal cells. The result is a lightweight, extremely protective material that reduces overall packing size. Geämi packaging is also easily recyclable […]

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Transefficient: Porous Pavers

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Porous pavers are permeable replacements for concrete or other hard surfaces. They reduce rain water runoff by 90% thus avoiding erosion. Less pollution reaches the waterways because the rain water penetrates the underlying ground more effectively. Permeable pavement is slightly different — it looks like concrete but is structured to be porous so that rain […]

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Book Review: “Transmaterial”

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Transmaterial, a book edited by Blaine Brownell, covers “materials, products and processes that are redefining our physical environment.” The book is filled with surveys of metaeffective materials. The chapters include: ultraperforming materials, multidimensional, recombinant and transformational materials. The entire book is available as a PDF File (11MB). See this review from World Changing for more […]

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