Patagonia – 1% for the planet

Original post date 4th feb 2013   1% For the Planet was established in 2002 by clothing giant Patagonia, to bring together companies that wanted to help the environment and to encourage other companies to do the same. Developed by Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews, its mission is to “build and support an alliance of […]

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To walk again – Exoskeletons come of age

(Original post date 21st July 2013) Exo skeletons are no longer a sci-fi fantasy worn by super heroes and soldiers of the future. Millions of people worldwide suffer some form of paralysis and the only option available to them is the wheel chair.  But in the US, engineers have developed a wearable robot ‘exo skeleton’ […]

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Printing the Future

3D printed bottle opener Original post date 7th April 2013 What is 3D Printing ? 3D printers allow objects of any shape to be created from just a digital file. They work in an extremely simple way, by building up a 3D object from layers of material. Like a traditional inkjet printer, material, usually plastic, […]

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Money before Health – The great e-cig Lunacy

  ecigarettes or vaporisers, you either love them or hate them and there are reasonable reasons for both opinions but ultimately what is their health impact? The government review whilst very favourable does not quite fully cover the pros/cons of vaping versus smoking. Common listed Pros Better health No offensive second hand smoke No fire […]

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