Researchers make faux leather out of a kombucha-like fermented tea

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Fermented foods are all the rage right now, but could fermented fashion be the next step in better living through bacteria? A team from Iowa State University have created a leather-alternative made using a SCOBY.

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Researchers make faux leather out of a kombucha-like fermented tea

fermented tea leather, fake leather, faux leather, ecouterre, kombucha leather, SCOBY leather, Iowa State University

Fermented foods are all the rage right now, but could fermented fashion be the next step in better living through bacteria? A team from Iowa State University have created a leather-alternative made using a SCOBY.

READ MORE >

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/researchers-make-faux-leather-out-of-a-kombucha-like-fermented-tea/
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Researchers accidentally discover a way to make batteries last basically forever

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Inventors joke about building “a better mousetrap,” but these days, it’s a better battery that everyone actually wants. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have made a breakthrough that could lead to just that. Using gold and some new-fangled materials, the team built a nanowire battery that maintains its performance after hundreds of thousands of charging cycles. Compared to existing lithium-ion battery technology, this could shift the future of energy storage forever – and the whole thing was discovered on accident.

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from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/gold-nanowires-helped-researchers-design-a-battery-that-basically-lasts-forever/
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Create a vertical garden on your window or wall in minutes with these adorable Livi planters

Imagine being able to create your own vertical garden right on your window or wall in just a few minutes. That’s exactly what Livi, a playful new planter prototype by designer Hooman Koliji, allows you to do with its unique micro-suction “palms” that grip onto various surfaces in just seconds without screws, nails, or glue. You can use Livi to pop an air succulent on the back of your laptop or stick some fresh herbs right onto your kitchen wall, and then restick them with ease when you’re in the mood for a change. Livi is currently raising funds for production on Kickstarter, so head on over to their campaign to support them and score some sweet perks while you’re at it!

+ Livi | A New Way to Experience Plants

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/create-a-vertical-garden-on-your-window-or-wall-in-minutes-with-these-adorable-livi-planters/
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