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Termite-Inspired Architecture

Termite-Inspired Architecture

Researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are studying the design of termite mounds in hopes of applying their principles to full scale architectural projects. The long term project yielded surprising ...

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Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Researchers at Guardian Industries have recently introduced a new form of vacuum-glazed super glass. Based on the same principle used in vacuum thermos bottles, these glass panels essentially negate two principal modes of heat transfer. This vacuum-glazed glass may enable ...

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LiTraCon – Light-Transmitting Concrete

LiTraCon – Light-Transmitting Concrete

Invented by Hungarian architect Áron Losonczi in 2001, LiTraCon is a mixture of thousands of optical fibers and fine concrete produced as precast building blocks and panels that are light-transmitting. LiTraCon rooms will be brightened and proximal objects situated on ...

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