This house uses mushrooms as insulation

ast spring, we explored the fascinating work of Ecovative Design, an upstate New York company that was expanding from using fungi as the basis for greener-than-plastics shipping materials into the building insulation realm.

'Solid smoke' is world's lightest material

A new aerogel could be used for insulated clothing, refrigerators with thinner walls and building insulation, thanks to a series of breakthroughs.