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26/08/16

Panama: a plastic bottles village!

On an island in Panama, the world's first village made from plastic bottles is coming to life. The bottles are used as insulation for 120 houses.
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26/08/16

Invisible Solar: the magic roof tile

Since the start of summer, an Italian company has been producing traditional-looking roof tiles containing an invisible and innovative photovoltaic device.
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26/08/16

An airbag for cyclists!

It looks like a neck warmer, but this accessory's main purpose is ensuring cyclists' safety while providing them with a cool urban chic look. It is ergonomic, comfortable and lets you feel the wind in your hair as you cycle!
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Polymers that leave a lasting impression

Polymers that leave a lasting impression

Are 3D printers the start of a new industrial revolution, as some would have us believe? They could very well be. Although they are not quite within the reach of individuals, businesses are already exploiting their capabilities.

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3D printing:

3D printing: "recycling polymers over and over again may not be a dream!"

An interview with Fabio Alberto Cruz Sanchez, a Colombian PhD student at the ERPI Laboratory and LRGP Laboratory of the University of Lorraine and author of a thesis on the Study of recyclability for additive manufacturing in an open source context.

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Eco Plastics

Once a plastic, forever a plastic

Once a plastic, forever a plastic

Do plastics still have a future after a lifetime of faithful service? The words "plastic waste" often conjure up images of recycled packaging. However, plastics have established themselves in other areas such as the construction and automotive industries, where they already account for almost 30% of the increasing production of these materials. What do we do with used plastics? As the concept of the circular economy gains increasing traction, the question requires an answer.

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Aerospace, a pop culture icon

Aerospace, a pop culture icon

In 1967, at a time when furniture was handed down from one generation to the next, an UFO appeared: the very first line of inflatable furniture called "Aerospace". It would instantly become a…

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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

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The happy accidents that make science

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