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A capsule against Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have developed a capsule that could protect neurons and stem the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
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Drinking water for everyone

In 2004, three friends created the 1001 fontaines association with the idea of enabling isolated rural communities in Cambodia to have access to water.
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Translucent wood, a material of the future?

Making wood translucent, rot-proof, more resistant to fire and natural deterioration: this is the challenge taken up by a French architect!
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Flower pot

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An invisible revolution inside plastics

An invisible revolution inside plastics

Over the last fifteen years, nanomaterials have emerged as the main drivers of changes, aimed at improving the performance of plastics, while reducing consumption.

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Plastic Viewpoints

"Despite the small quantities, using nanotubes is very complex."

An interview with Alexandre Clerbaux, Marketing and Business Development Manager at Nanocyl, the Belgian company that is the European leader in the manufacture of carbon nanotubes.

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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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Scotch: a little tape goes a long way

Scotch: a little tape goes a long way

In the 1920s, American cars were two-toned: to create this effect, coachbuilders would use newspaper to separate the colours. However, taking off the newspaper sometimes tore away the paint and…

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