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Design innovation for a one-planet economy

NigelDavis, Insight editor ICIS, spent an exciting evening withBayer at London’s Science Museum. The Blog was intrigued to hear about the barsand silent disco, so necessary to inform and educate about science. Nigel writes: Award-winning design guruProfessor Rob Holdway’s enthusiasm for the power of innovation was infectiousat the Science Museum last Wednesday. At a Bayer-sponsored reception, […]

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Plasticity at London’s Science Museum

Inspired by the ICIS Training “Beginner’s Course in Petrochemicals,” which recommended a visit to London’s Science Museum exhibition “Plasticity,” our own Helena took her nine year-old nephew for a day of plastics, science and museum café food.   “It’s better than an old fort,” was his acute observation.   Plasticity has exhibits from the history […]

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Plastic Folding Plug wins Design of the Year

A revolutionary plastic folding plug has been named Design of the Year, beating nearly 100 other entries in a competition run by the UK‘s Design Museum, and reported on its website yesterday. Its inventor is Min-Kyu Choi, 29, who developed it while he was a student at the Royal College of Art. It transforms itself […]

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ICIS Training team in Philadelphia

The ICIS Training team is in Philadelphia, USA, using the premises of the Chemical Heritage Foundation for the Introduction to Petrochemicals courses. Peter has taken a few shots of the delegates enjoying a tour of the Foundation’s new museum, where they heard some interesting stories about the development of Bakelite, nylon and Gore-Tex. Peter was also rather […]

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Museum of Broken Relationships

A museum dedicated to broken hearts has been founded in Croatia.   “The Museum of Broken Relationships is an art concept which proceeds from the assumption that objects possess integrated fields – ‘holograms’ of memories and emotions – and intends with its layout to create a space of ‘secure memory’ or ‘protected remembrance’ in order […]

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