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Plastics – flying high
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Plastics – flying high

Paris Air Show 2011: we talk to Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the two visionaries behind "Solar Impulse," the solar-powered aircraft whose dragonfly lines are a real red-carpet-crowd pleaser....
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  • Our business is to bring the incredible to life
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    Our business is to bring the incredible to life

    An interview with Leonardo Cruciano, the founder of the Roman Studio which recently created the sets for the "Borgia" television series....

  • Plastic shows its mettle on the Vendée Globe
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    Plastic shows its mettle on the Vendée Globe

    Italian skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto is a happy man. A few days hence his monohull will be at the line-up for the start of the Vendée Globe non-stop, round-the-world, single-handed yacht race. Happ...

  • Boosted polymers for increasingly targeted performances
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    Boosted polymers for increasingly targeted performances

    Interview with Ronald Hopp, founder of Expert Business Development, a Franco-German engineering firm specializing in applications for high performance technical polymers....

  • Smart Forvision: a 4-wheeled laboratory
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    Smart Forvision: a 4-wheeled laboratory

    A pioneer in the field of ultra urban vehicles, Daimler is set to release an electric version of its famous Smart: the Smart Forvision. This major rollout is the culmination of the hand-in-hand collab...

  • Dam plastic!
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    Dam plastic!

    We talked to Riad Kaddoura, Manager of Egow, a Belgian company specialising in anti-flooding and anti-pollution solutions....

  • From old circus tents to contemporary Olympic arenas
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    From old circus tents to contemporary Olympic arenas

    Romain Ferrari, General Manager of the Ferrari Group, composite textile membranes manufacturer and proponent of lightweight architecture....

  • Prosthetics: from comfort-makers to record-breakers
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    Prosthetics: from comfort-makers to record-breakers

    Plastics and composites do much to make amputee aids work to best effect. Normally thought of as making daily life easier, they also enable users to engage in physical activities, not to mention even ...

  • Health: focus on intraocular lens implants
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    Health: focus on intraocular lens implants

    Dr Christophe Pagnoulle, Research and Development Director with PhysIOL, a commercial firm initiated by Liège University (Belgium) to capitalise on innovation in the field of intraocular lens implants...

  • PopArt: a strategy to preserve works of art in plastic
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    PopArt: a strategy to preserve works of art in plastic

    Interview with Professor Bertrand Lavédrine, project coordinator of the European project POPART, to improve the conservation of plastic works of art in museums....

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