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At a glance 2 min
A meta-material to end noise pollution
Whether at home, at the office or in the street, we all suffer from noise pollution to varying degrees. It can even become unbearable for some. Researchers at Boston University are apparently close t...
Expert views 3 min
“Better understanding molecular interactions is crucial to biomimicry ”
An interview with Doctor Dounia Dems, physicochemistry engineer at CEEBIOS, the European Centre of Excellence in Biomimicry....
Cutting Edge 5 min
Biomimicry, polymers to sublimate nature
Hundreds of laboratories around the world are attempting to copy nature in order to reproduce the materials refined over the course of millions of years of evolution. Synthetic polymers are frequently...
At a glance 1 min
Refabricator, a plastic recycling system in space (in orbit)
With its name that seems plucked straight out of Star Wars, the Refabricator is a 3D printer designed by NASA that is able to recycle astronauts’ plastic waste several times and convert it into medica...