Diamonds from human feces, animal bones for light switches, Mercedes car with biobased materials, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 12th

January 12, 2022 |

Last week it was elephant dung and now this week it’s human feces being turned into diamonds. Yes, you read that correctly…provocative installation artist Christoph Büchel will convert his unsold work and DNA extracted from his own feces into lab-grown diamonds. Büchel expects to make 150 such diamonds in 2022.

In today’s Digest, if that’s not strange enough, a Swiss designer is using animal bones into home electrical sockets and light switches, Mercedes has a new concept car packed with biobased materials, and more.

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