Science & Tech

The seashell-inspired finish is the eighth patented dimensional wood grain pattern from Tangent Technologies. | Courtesy of Tangent Technologies A major producer of recycled HDPE lumber has rolled out a product with a seashell-inspired wood grain pattern. Aurora, Ill.-based Tangent Technologies, which is a sister company to nationwide PET reclaimer Evergreen, recycles post-consumer HDPE into
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[embedded content] By changing the concentration of these hormones, the researchers could control the stiffness, strength, density, and various other physical and mechanical properties of the lab-grown plant matter. While highlighting the significance of their research work, the authors wrote in their paper, “(Our) recent work proposed a novel approach to generate 3D-printed, tunable plant
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Architect Steven Paynter has helped figure out a faster way to see if empty offices can be turned into housing. Parambir Singh/Insider Architect Steven Paynter made an algorithm that checks if offices can be converted into apartments. Amid expiring leases and remote work, the office market is in crisis and housing is constrained. Converting offices
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New real-world research is highlighting the safety of new tall wood buildings, as interest in timber construction continues to grow across Canada and the globe. Published in the peer-reviewed Fire Technology journal in July 2022, the article “Apartment Buildings Constructed from Combustible and Non-combustible Construction Materials” by Alex Zheng, Len Garis and Ian Pike bolsters
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