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Multitasking materials in future construction and architecture

“Parasitic” energy harvesting systems. An Israeli company shows it can collect energy from Israel’s highways. Installations are often a practically invisible part of a building. Miles of cables, piping, tubes and wires are concealed behind the ceilings, floors, walls and foundations. The facilities themselves are tucked behind voids or form unsightly blemishes on rooftops. It was long assumed that these installations were the holy grail of a comfortable working and living environment. Continue reading