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Jun
2016

Shelter, footwear, composting and packaging designs get cradle-to-cradle recognition

The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge is aimed at encouraging designers and students to create ...

In it's simplest form, cradle-to-cradle design sees products created with the recognition that, at the end of their life, they can be disassembled and their constituent parts reused to create other products. The non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Institute has recognized six such products for its third Design Challenge.

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Category: Good Thinking

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15
Jun
2016

NASA’s $500k competition to accelerate development of lab-made human tissue

NASA hopes its $500,000 competition will usher in the creation of functional, vascularized human tissue

As humankind gears up for a concerted push toward Mars, there are a whole of lot of problems we'll need to get our heads around first. Perhaps most important is how the human body can be kept in working order during extended periods in space – something astronaut Scott Kelly is hoping to shed some light on after spending a whole year aboard the International Space Station. To aid in this search for ways to combat the adverse physiological effects of deep space exploration, NASA is now running a US$500,000 competition aimed at developing functional lab-grown human tissue.

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Category: Medical

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