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    Plastics appeal to the senses

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    A shark bite proof diving suit?

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    Elite Dragonfly, a high-flying featherweight

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    “Our furniture is also made to be stroked!”

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  • A shark bite proof diving suit?
    At a glance 2 min

    A shark bite proof diving suit?

    By combining the classic neoprene used in isothermal wetsuits with high-strength plastic fibres, Australian researchers have developed a new material better able to withstand shark bites....

  • Elite Dragonfly, a high-flying featherweight
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    Elite Dragonfly, a high-flying featherweight

    American IT giant Hewlett-Packard made a splash when it released its new ultra-portable computer weighing less than 1 kilo (exactly 990 grams) christened the “Elite Dragonfly” after the matte blue dra...

  • A bubble barrier to contain marine plastic waste
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    A bubble barrier to contain marine plastic waste

    The Municipality of Amsterdam has come up with an imaginative way of protecting the canals, that the Dutch capital is renowned for, from all types of waste and from plastic waste in particular....

  • Halfway between rollerblading and skiing: the snowfeet offer a new way to ski!
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    Halfway between rollerblading and skiing: the snowfeet offer a new way to ski!

    A combination of rollerblading and skiing, this new piece of equipment is sure to be popular on the snowy slopes this winter! After skiing, sledding, and surfing, here come the snowfeet, the accessory...

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Design and Icons

Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

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The water bottle comes back into style

Long considered an old-fashioned object that summoned vague memories of camping trips and mountain hikes, and accordingly forgotten at the back of a wardrobe, the water bottle is now making a comeback...

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The water bottle comes back into style

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