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This Week in Tech: Digitally integrated, transparent process for project delivery

Plus, autonomous delivery in Houston, a tectonic wall, and more design-tech news from this week.

Yale School of Architecture associate dean and Autodesk fellow Phil Bernstein, FAIA, envisions a digitally integrated, transparent process for project delivery in the AECO sector that could operate as efficiently as the internet. [ARCHITECT]

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a new 3D printing technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing (MM3D), which uses high-speed pressure valves with up to eight different ink materials to create complex shapes in a fraction of the time it usually takes to print objects. “MM3D’s combination of multinozzle arrays with the ability to switch between multiple inks rapidly effectively eliminates the time lost to switching printheads and helps get the scaling law down from cubic to linear, so you can print multimaterial, periodic 3D objects much more quickly,” said researcher Mark Skylar-Scott in a press release. [Harvard University]

Mountain View, Calif.–based robotics company Nuro has chosen Houston, as its testing ground for its autonomous delivery vehicles. According to a recent report in the Washington Post, Nuro was drawn to the city “for the complexity of its metropolitan environment, a puzzle of independent communities, each with its own road conditions, zoning ordinances, parking rules and traffic laws.” [Washington Post]

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