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A UK-based startup has developed a heating system that can cut energy costs by up to 70%, it has been claimed. The ‘gRAD’ heater utilises graphene, a material made out of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb shape. It is very thin and strong, which helps

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Designer Jean-Sebastien Lagrange and engineer Raphael Menard are developing a line of furniture that can soak up excess heat to help cool a room down and then releases that heat when the room cools. It has the potential to play a role in reducing reliance on expensive and energy air

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How do materials fit into a ‘smart system’ where new manufacturing technologies and techniques assist innovation without coming into conflict with the principles of a regenerative circular economy.

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The most common examples of the circular economy in practice are in sectors like consumer electronics – high value products and technologically focused. Indeed, many of the initial opportunities, or “lowest hanging fruit”, have been in developing business models around reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing, and it is likely that the

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