The Power of First Principles Thinking

Many of the world's problems today result from not thinking for ourselves. We are accepting the status quo as normal and reason by analogy. That means, if we normally encounter difficult problems, our tendency is to rely on base level assumptions we have been told are true. We are doing things because it is like what…

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The potential of NFTs for 3d Printing

As one of the main buzzwords in 2021 and fuelled by the rising interest of celebrities and tech evangelists, NFTs popularity exploded in the last year: With a market of  a stunishing $41 billion, the amount is approaching the total value of the entire global fine art market.  What is an NFT? An NFT (Non-fungible token)…

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The Promises of Web3

We are at the tipping point of a new phase in the web’s evolution, called by early pioneers as Web3. It's an umbrella term for various ideas all pointing in the direction of wiping out the giant middlemen on the internet. In a Web3 world, navigating the web no longer means logging into platforms like Facebook,…

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Fantastic Fungi

Mushrooms are fascinating organisms, they shape the world and offer lessons for how to live in it. Technically, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal but a third category: fungi. All mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. For those fungi that produce them, the mushroom plays a similar role to a flower or a…

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The Biological Revolution

You begin your day with a breakfast of synthetic toast and lab-grown cheese, a diet optimized to your own genetic preferences. You put on your biosynthetic coat made from fibers that can self-repair. You drive to work in a car that uses biofuels produced by microbes engineered using synthetic biology. The headphones you are using at work…

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Recycling of Plastics (alone) won’t save the Environment

Only 2 % of all world’s plastic is recycled for the same or similar products. That means that even the worldwide recycling quote of just 14 % reflects not the recycling amount that stays in the loop. The majority of this plastics is downgraded to less complex outdoor products like benches or decks. With other words,…

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Best Bioplastic Gift Ideas

Find the perfect bioplastic gift for every holiday, budget, and person on your list. We have put together a roundup of some fantastic plastic ideas for the upcoming festival season or any other occasion. Make somebody happy with an ecological and healthy surprise while doing something good for our planet. . 1. Biodegradable cup made of…

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The Importance of 3d Printing becoming Sustainable

Looking at the condition our world is in today and the massive challenges we are facing with global warming it becomes clear that we need a radical shift in our system. Despite the 2016 signed Paris agreement, our global carbon emissions are increasing constantly. The plastic production is expected to double within few years with only…

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Digital Physical Products for more Flexibility and Innovation in Production

Due to the corona crisis, globalisation is coming under discussion. With the virus spreading around the world, global supply chains stopped, companies can’t get important parts and medical equipment is lacking everywhere. What does this mean for the future of production? Should we decrease the impact of globalisation and switch to a model with local production?…

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Biological Polymers as a Catalyst for the Circular Economy (Part 2)

As many of you liked the article on biological polymers that can lead to circular manufacturing models, I will dive deeper into this topic, explaining how a transition to biological polymers could be achieved. So far we have learned that the most abundant organic biopolymers like cellulose and chitin can be used to produce very strong…

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