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New software utilises bio-inspired computer-aided design to optimise the process of design and manufacturing of products. The software takes advantage of increasing sophistication in additive manufacturing to produce objects in a “freeform” manner.

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Lead image licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Flickr user Daniel Kulinski New research from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) explores the potential of decentralised solar energy systems in the United States.

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The city of Phoenix initiative “Reimagine Phoenix” has put out a call out for innovators to help the city utilise its waste as a resource. The city is targeting a 40% reduction in the amount of material sent to landfill within the next five years. A significant part of meeting that

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Scientists in South Korea have developed a double-layered fabric made out of silver-coated woven textiles that can charge mobile phone batteries. Energy is gathered through a foldable patch of fabric wrapped around your wrist – the energy is generated through arm movement. The team believe that the technology can be

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The 3D-printing market generated revenues in excess of 3 billion USD in 2014 – up nearly 35% from the previous year with prices falling and greater numbers of consumers entering the market.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we recommend a great read on the opportunities for Canon in remanufacturing, we look at a couple of unanticipated uses for food waste and it seems like cities around the world are jumping on the

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  A French product designer is promoting a concept that rethinks the household washing machine adhering to circular economy principles.

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Analysis carried out by researchers at MIT has shown that smarter programming of traffic lights could reduce the number of traffic jams, improve fuel efficiency for all forms of transport and reduce air pollution.  

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A proposed remanufacturing bill, the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, is gaining support from US politicians and businesses alike.

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3D-printing is widely predicted to lead a manufacturing revolution in the not too distant future. An article for Quartz has suggested that in order to do so it may need to take inspiration from spiders. Besides being the object of many people’s fears and the subject of some of the

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