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Blaine Brownell

Blaine Brownell

Blaine Brownell, AIA, is an architect and materials researcher. The author of the three Transmaterial books (2006, 2008, 2010), he is the director of graduate studies in the school of architecture at the University of Minnesota.

Blaine Brownell's Posts

3D Printing Takes Hold 3D Printing Takes Hold

Whether building pros are ready or not, the futuristic technology is poised to transform the design and construction industries. Read more

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Working With Biochar Working With Biochar

University of Illinois researchers report that a wood-based technology can produce as much power as today’s activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost—and with environmentally friendly byproducts, too. Read more

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Scientists Create Warm-White LED Scientists Create Warm-White LED

Scientists in Georgia believe they have warmed up the cold solid-state lighting that we've become accustomed to. Read more

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Metal Theft from Buildings Inspires New Tracking Method Metal Theft from Buildings Inspires New Tracking Method

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) in London has developed a new engraving technique to track the metal components of buildings that are at risk of theft. Read more

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German Company Makes Glow-in-the-Dark Concrete German Company Makes Glow-in-the-Dark Concrete

Yes, it's true: glow-in-the-dark concrete now exists, thanks to German-based manufacturer Kann and its NightTec Leuchtsteine pavers. Read more

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