New inexpensive spray-on solar cells turn (almost) any surface into a power plant

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Researchers at the University of Toronto have unveiled a cheap, fast spray-on solar cell process that could enable the creation of solar arrays using the most modest of manufacturing methods. Even better, with the cells ‘printed’ onto flexible material, they could turn anything from airplane wings to your patio furniture into a solar power plant. Read the rest of New inexpensive spray-on solar cells turn (almost) any surface into a power plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cqd , flexible solar , green energy , renewable energy , solar breakthrough , Solar cells , solar efficiency , Solar Power , spracyld , spray on solar , University of Toronto

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Sukkarboard is a temporary, lightweight shelter made from recycled cardboard and newspaper

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Italian architecture firm Pelizzi Architettura designed the Sukkarboard, a temporary, lightweight shelter made from cardboard boxes and newspaper. Constructed using paper mache techniques for the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the blocky structure explores the ever-changing relationships between light and shadow; material and void; and presence and absence. The design placed first in the 2014 SukkahPDX , an outside design competition hosted by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education in Portland, Oregon. + Pelizzi Architettura The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Gianluca Pelizzi , paper mache , Pelizzi Architettura , Portland , reader submitted content , Sukkah , SukkahPDX , SukkahPDX2014 , Sukkarboard , Sukkot , temporary architecture

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MIT’s FitSocket 3D prints comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs

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As if losing a limb wasn’t hard enough for a person, often the task of finding, fitting and affording a prosthetic limb can be almost as excruciating. Enter MIT’s FitSocket technology, which uses 3D scanning, 3D printing , and 3D modeling software to create custom 3D-printed limbs. A laser scanner is used to scan the remainder of the limb and allow the anatomy of the prosthetic and the natural limb to “match up within fractions of a millimeter,” according to 3D designer William Root’s Behance page. Read the rest of MIT’s FitSocket 3D prints comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D imaging , 3d printed , 3D printed limbs , 3D printing , 3D printing prosthetics , 3d scanning , 3D-printed artificial limbs , 3D-printed leg , 3d-printed prostheses , 3D-printed prosthetic , artificial limb , artificial limbs , Exo-Prosthetic , Fit Socket , FitSocket , laser sintering , MIT , prostheses , prosthesis , prosthetic legs , prosthetic limbs , prosthetics , titanium , William Root

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