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Dec 1, 2009

Material of the Year

Build a Post-Apocalyptic Shelter Out of Cloth: Just Add Water

Concrete Cloth makes the perfect addition to your apocalyptic shopping list. The flexible cloth is easily transported, but transforms into a sturdy concrete shelter after it gets wet.

UK company Concrete Canvas created Concrete Cloth, a concrete-impregnated material that's flexible and becomes hard only when wet. The fabric can be molded into various shapes, letting people erect a sturdy building with little more time and effort than they would a tent. In addition to fulfilling your end-of-the world needs, the Concrete Cloth has current military and humanitarian uses as barracks, emergency shelters, and food storage.

Concrete Cloth won the Material of the Year Award from Material ConneXion, which supports innovation in materials science. But there were plenty of impressive runners up, including a superstrong biofiber made from carrots, a sponge that soaks up oil but not water, a 3D printer that can print objects made from multiple materials, and a lightweight fiber that can stop bullets.

Seven Amazing Materials [Fast Company via Neatorama]


At 4:50 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...


At 10:40 AM , Blogger La Sirena said...


I'm glad useful things are still being invented every day. To sum up Octavia Butler, more or less, we as a (human) race have so much love and hate and ingenuity.

My work has identified your blog as objectionable. I tried to click on the link during my lunch a coupla times this week only to get a giant, red "WARNING! RESTRICTED: PORNOGRAPHY!!! And just so you know we're watching you, here is your isbn and name, you dirty bitch."

I thought it would please you to know that you are restricted pornography.

wd ver = "trier"

At 11:24 AM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

I'm absolutely thrilled!

Reptiotely thrilled.

(That's just a new word I've added to my lexicon from the word verification genie.)

Octavia Butler? Now there's one reptiote babe. I checked her out a bit, as per your direction. Wonder what she'd think of my pornographic ass?

Why don't I get the warning you do? I've never heard of suchlike.
Send me a screenshot, porfavor? And any other sexy pics you have laying around.

At 9:03 PM , Blogger La Sirena said...

I had a really old tricked - out Dell with full administrative user rights at work but I.S. recently came through with newer (worse) models and I didn't manage to hide myself well enough during the swap so I lost some accessibility.

Big Brother is way into my shit now.


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