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30/03/17

Soundshield: a unique dual-purpose helmet

A group of young Argentineans has created the Soundshield, a new helmet for fans of music and extreme sports: a protective, designer-helmet equipped with high-quality, removable Bluetooth headphones.
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30/03/17

The magic anti-oil spill sponge

Researchers at an American centre have developed a small sponge that could solve the problem of oil spills, as it is able to absorb oil without absorbing water.
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30/03/17

Recycled plastic tiles

Lightweight, easy to assemble, and affordable. All of these are the main advantages of the recycled plastic tiles from Spanish company Roofeco systems.
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Magazine rack

Magazine rack

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Lamp

Lamp

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Wall-mounted luminaire

Wall-mounted luminaire

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Shelf

Shelf

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Accessory for cats

Accessory for cats

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A fiery temper for polymers

A fiery temper for polymers

It is commonly believed that plastics and high temperatures do not go well together! These beliefs are often misleading and unfair to the material: in fact, some polymers love the heat, to the delight of manufacturers and consumers alike.

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Plastic Viewpoints

The Spittelau incinerator: symbiosis of technology, ecology and art

The Spittelau incinerator: symbiosis of technology, ecology and art

An interview with Doctor Michaël Kotschan, Director of Operations at the waste incinerator of the city of Vienna, in Austria.

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Eco Plastics

Back to basics for plastics

Back to basics for plastics

Waste management, and the management of plastic waste in particular, is a crucial issue for the coming years. What if polymers, which are too often vilified, were a solution rather than a problem?

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Bakelite: The greatest discovery of the late 19th century!

Bakelite: The greatest discovery of the late 19th century!

First discovered in 1909 by Leo Baekeland, Bakelite was the first plastic to be industrially produced; not content with having made its inventor rich, it revolutionised our daily lives by ushering…

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Let there be music, with plastics!

Let there be music, with plastics!

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Tour de France: plastics on the right track!

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Plastics shake up the world of design

The happy accidents that make science

The happy accidents that make science

Plastics are taking to the slopes

Plastics are taking to the slopes

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