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28/06/17

The Fritz Water Vest

The Fritz Water Vest is proof of how a simple, yet ingenious, idea can improve daily life for millions of people at a low price.
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28/06/17

A hydrogel-based retina

Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a 24 year old student and researcher at Oxford University's Chemistry department recently developed a flexible synthetic retina that could offer new hope for people with visual impairments.
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28/06/17

Packaging made from marine plastic waste

Since 30 April 2017, computing giant Dell has been using plastic waste recovered from the oceans to package its new PCs. A first in the technology industry.
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Pot

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Lamp

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Paper knife

Paper knife

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Lamp

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Outdoor garden

Outdoor garden

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Umbrella stand

Umbrella stand

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Portable radio

Portable radio

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Suspension

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Armchair

Armchair

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Armchair for children

Armchair for children

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Shelf

Shelf

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Satchel

Satchel

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Table

Table

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bookshelf

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The beauty of plastic robots

The beauty of plastic robots

Robots are very much in vogue right now. Of course, their success, and often confusing functionalities, are mainly due to the unceasing advances made in the digital industry. That being said, their designers are turning to polymers in order to complete the transition, from the virtual, to the real world.

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Plastic Viewpoints

Plastics extend their reach

Plastics extend their reach

An interview with Thorsten Beitzel from igus, the German company, a renowned subcontractor used by machine manufacturers, which recently developed a plastic robotic arm that could be of interest to the general public.

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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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The mythical K-WAY

The mythical K-WAY

Although its name may sound vaguely English, it actually hails from northern France. The small nylon pouch that transforms into a brightly-coloured windbreaker was created in 1965 by…

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