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In Colorado, state legislature is poised to legalize human composting after a lawmaker began pondering her own mortality. State Representative Brianna Titone told the...

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In New York and the Netherlands, researchers have successfully 3-D printed living algae to create a self-sustaining material that could have wide-ranging applications in...

London designers convert invasive species into building materials

In London, two graduates of Central Saint Martins art school have created building tiles from Japanese knotweed and American signal crayfish shells. Brigitte Kock and...

Ugandan startup has high hopes for bananas

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Rumors point to green burial for Duke of Edinburgh

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Back to basics: 3-D printing dirt may be the future of construction

In Ravenna, Italy, Mario Cucinella Architects has used massive 3-D printers and dirt to create a house in what could be an inexpensive and...

Mushroom for growth: Fungi firm raises $60 million

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Party hard and be easy on the earth with starch-based Mardi Gras beads

In Houston, NexEvo is gearing up for a 2022 Mardi Gras celebration that is not only more festive than 2021’s toned-down, mid-pandemic celebration, but...

Shell of an idea: Designers repurpose mollusk waste into concrete

In South Korea, design firm Newtab-22 is turning waste shells from seafood and aquaculture industries into a terrazzo-like material.  Dubbed Sea Stone, the shells are...

Origami-inspired paper razor set to launch in Japan

In Japan, blade maker Kai will soon introduce what it claims to be the world’s first paper razor.  The razor’s design is inspired by origami...

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