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Toilet Control Panel with a hologram interface

Hygiene is considered very important in everyday Japanese life, and there is nowhere else in the world with such convenient toilets. It did not take the current pandemic for everyone […]

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McDonald’s presents a redesign of its packaging

The trend for packaging right now is illustrations, even if they are not always greatly appreciated in brand communication. Restaurant chain McDonald’s is debuting a new look that shows how […]

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edding opens its own Tattoo Studio in Hamburg

Pen and stationery manufacturer edding has opened its first tattoo studio in Hamburg’s city centre under the brand name edding TATTOO, backed with comprehensive safety and hygiene protocols. The premises […]

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U-Joints or the Art of Connecting, Part III

Connecting something so that you can take it apart again if you need to? When things involve designing and manufacturing, there is barely any larger or more diverse domain of […]

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Designer and Plagiarius initiator Rido Busse has died

“Design successful products”: his credo sounded as simple as it was persuasive, though it needed to be put into practice first. That is because Rido Busse was only happy with […]

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Denmark’s North Sea Energy Island

Denmark is driving the transformation of the energy sector by starting the biggest building project in the country’s history. An artificial island will be built about 80 km off the coast […]

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Moon Boots have the artistic value required for copyright protection

In 1969 the designer Giancarlo Zanatta created his famous Moon Boots. The boots are much-loved as après-ski footwear. He was inspired by the heavily padded shoes worn by American astronaut […]

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Innovative patch for use in minimally invasive surgery

Today, countless operations are carried out using minimally invasive techniques. In these operations, miniature cameras and surgical tools can be inserted into the body through just a small incision. This […]

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Coca-Cola introduces a new bottle size and tests a prototype for a paper bottle in Europe

Coca-Cola has set a goal of making all their packaging suitable for collection and subsequent recycling or refilling by 2030. In order to take the next step towards the company’s […]

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Nissan introduces its mobile Office Pod Concept

Debates about how working from home and using digital tools will change our working lives overall have been in full swing since the pandemic forced many employees out of company […]

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Volkswagen pilots battery recycling

Battery technology is critical to the success of electric vehicles (EVs). The Volkswagen Group is proving that the sustainability of EVs does not rest solely on green electricity, storage capacity […]

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Daimler plans to split into two companies

Daimler has initiated a fundamental change in its corporate structure. The Group’s Board of Management and Supervisory Board have decided to evaluate a spin-off of the Trucks & Buses business […]

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Bamboo Pavilion. Students test the combination of digital manufacturing and natural materials

Bamboo is a high-quality, fast-growing raw material with extraordinary properties. As a building material, it is comparable to hardwood, and yet it is extremely light and elastic. For this reason, […]

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Materials Archive combines ten collections and acts as a knowledge portal

With digitisation and dematerialisation on the rise, fewer and fewer people understand materials and possess a practical knowledge of manufacturing and processing techniques. At the same time, scarce resources mean […]

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Architecture with fibres. A talk by Dominique Gauzin-Müller

Anyone who wants to build sustainable structures needs materials that make this possible. Building with plant fibres is innovative and creative because it encourages us to think about how we […]

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