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A Coating that Detects Defects in Concrete

July 21, 2014

The conductive coating spots surface-level cracks in concrete. Monitoring the integrity of heavy-use infrastructure, such [...]

Blaine Brownell Lecture: “The Third Skin” @ Tokyo University of Science, Japan

June 3, 2014

Blaine Brownell and Kaori Ito lead a workshop on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo University of Science, May–June, 2014

May 27, 2014
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Highways of the Sun

May 20, 2014

The federally funded prototype project could one day feed the grid and power electric vehicles. [...]

Blaine Brownell Interviewed by Gabriel Sistare in Serious Wonder

May 16, 2014
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Star-Crossed Paths

March 1, 2014

Pro-Teq Surfacing’s photoluminescent finish gives paving new life in a brilliant way. Illuminating the outdoors [...]

Blaine Brownell Interviewed by Katie Weeks in EcoBuilding Pulse magazine

February 17, 2014

Blaine Brownell Lecture: “Substance and Transience: Matter and Materiality in Japanese Architecture and Design” @ Penn State University School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, State College, Pennsylvania

February 10, 2014

Blaine Brownell Invited to be 2014 Materials + Products Chair for Vision 2020 Sustainability Council, Hanley Wood, Washington, DC

February 4, 2014
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Iron Man

February 1, 2014

Steel is the world’s most widely recycled material, but its high embodied energy is roughly [...]

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Out of Thin Air

January 1, 2014

“Design similes” emulate biological processes for environmental benefit in the production of everyday goods. In [...]

Blaine Brownell Selected as 2014 College of Design Innovation Lab Resident Fellow, University of Minnesota

December 23, 2013
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Paper or Plastic?

December 1, 2013

Australian company Zeoform has created a biodegradeable plastic with nothing more than recycled paper waste [...]

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Natural Advantage

November 1, 2013

Though modern technologies may seem incredible, humanity can learn a lot from nature, which has [...]

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Print It!

October 1, 2013

Capable of creating environments from model size to full scale, multidimensional printing is reshaping architectural [...]