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Study finds the bulk of shoes' carbon footprint comes from manufacturing processes

A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week, according to a new MIT-led lifecycle assessment. But what's surprising to researchers isn't the size of a shoe's carbon footprint, but where the majority of that footprint comes from.

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Nanocoating helps fight furniture fires without toxic flame retardants

A thin polymer coating on foam used in furniture can prevent the spread of flames, said Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor at Texas A&M university.

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Tata Steel upgrades research facility to develop ultra high strength automotive steels

Ultra High Strength Crash Resist Parts

07 Feb 2013 - Tata Steel has started up an advanced facility to develop crash-resistant steels designed to make cars safer and more fuel-efficient. The €2.3 million investment at the company’s IJmuiden site in the Netherlands will increase Tata Steel’s ability to develop next-generation steels which are lighter, stronger and better able to withstand crashes.

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Proving the green automotive technologies of the future

18 Feb 2013 - The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, today launched a project at Tata Steel’s Brinsworth site in Rotherham to help develop groundbreaking green technologies which will power the cars of the future

The Proving Factory, a £22 million manufacturing initiative in the UK’s South Yorkshire and Midlands regions, will take low-carbon vehicle technologies designed by small high-tech British companies and university research departments and prove their viability in production to increase their chances of being adopted by major motor manufacturers.

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Welcome to the all new Matbase

We have been working hard to completely overhaul our site. We hope it will make your visit to our site more pleasant and efficient. Our old site was just a resource, with all the changes we made we hope to create an interactive platform, togetherwith you our visistor, were more and more material information is collected and you'll easily find answers to your questions. Please leave your comments and suggestions so we can keep on improving our site.

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The Matbase team

Endless: One plastic string, made out of old refrigerators, crafted by a robot, into a chair.

When the first plastic chairs were made, they began with fairly simple tools and moulds to form the plastic. The simple tools were easy to adjust and this gave the designer the chance to evaluate the final product and adjust the tools almost endlessly.

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Sauter Carbon Offset Design presents the Guardian S Class, the worlds first Carbon Neutral Power Boat.

The Sauter Carbon Fibre Guardian S

Mercedes Benz EPA Bluetec Tender that demonstrates to the boating community how it can reduce “Global Warming Pollution” by 280 million metric tons per year.

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SodaSeal resealable drink

The SodaSeal reasealable can

Ukrainian inventor Johan De Broyer has conceived the idea for a re-sealable aluminum soda can featuring hidden advertising messaging. The idea was developed/designed by Robert Davis, Davis Advertising Inc. of Atlanta, USA.

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The World's First Transparent Pool Table

The G1 glass pooltable by Nottage Design

The G1 glass top pool table from Australia-based Nottage Design is an incredible fusion of modern styling and new technology. Featuring a patented transparent resin playing surface called Vitrik, the G1 plays just like a felt-topped table, only with a toughened glass top replacing the standard slate surface.

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