MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone

June 18, 2013 by  
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Scientists at MIT have figured out a way to produce a 3D-printed artificial bone  that is just as lightweight and durable as the real thing. By analyzing the structural patterns found in natural bone and mother of pearl, the team has produced a 3D-printed material that mimics the structure and performance actual bones. The new material is part of MIT’s quest to create a line of super durable and efficient metamaterials that can be used in anything from construction to medical uses. Read the rest of MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed bone , 3D printing , eco design , green design , MIT , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials        

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3 keys to making sustainability central to success

June 6, 2012 by  
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Learn how to structure and elevate sustainability efforts to provide the greatest benefit for an organization.

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GM, Enterprise view the road ahead for sustainable mobility

June 6, 2012 by  
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Two auto industry leaders see electric vehicles, car sharing, and alternative fuels like biofuels and compressed natural gas transforming the passenger vehicle landscape in the years to come.

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How IT creates ‘intelligent efficiency’ for buildings and transport

June 6, 2012 by  
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Verizon, Intel and Schneider Electric among tech leaders highlighted in an ACEEE report how "intelligent efficiency" is transforming energy use in building and transportation systems

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Self-reliance: Why building owners should go off the grid

June 5, 2012 by  
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Microgrids are energy efficient, improve power reliability and lower energy costs.

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Tree Shaped Structure Of Mexican Apartment Is Stronger, Safer, But Uses Less Material

January 6, 2011 by  
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The Nicolas San Juan apartment building by Mexican studio Taller 13 is green wherever you look: it has solar water heating, rainwater collection, proper wall isolation, uses certified wood and non toxic paint, and it even has a waste management system. It will also have a green rooftop with a cool bamboo structure and green balconies when the plants start growing

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Transformer Furniture Goes Mainstream in New York Times

January 6, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Carolina George A decade ago in Toronto, Julia West Home introduced a line of tables, beds and even spinning bookcases that served multiple functions and took up less space. I designed some of them ( see them here ), convinced that this was the future of furniture. The future has been a long time coming, but now it is in the New York Times , which int…

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Empire State Building Now Fully Wind Powered

January 6, 2011 by  
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photo: Archana Pandey / Creative Commons It well may be the world’s most famous office building, at least it’s owners think so, but the Empire State Building is now also New York City’s largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy.

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Best of Inhabitots: Top 7 Eco-Friendly Push Toys for Baby

January 6, 2011 by  
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+ For handy babies, the Pixie Walker Wagon by Haba includes a set of wooden tools for “fixing” things around the house. + This push-and-pull-along truck , made from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic, will get your child’s motor running. + Embrace the clack-clack-clack rhythm of Plan Toys’ Woodpecker Walker , which encourages little cruisers to step up their game

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GreenDeals: Groupon for Greenies

January 6, 2011 by  
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Not that there’s a shortage of venues for online bargain shopping, but here’s a new one that might interest TreeHuggers: GreenDeals, a recent initiative from Green America , one of the more reliable sources of information on environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced goods. GreenDeals offers deals around the country, and while the site design might not be as smooth as other Groupon sites, it has more promising options for people who want to make ethical buying choices but not ..

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