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The poetic turn of everyday objects

A couple of years ago, I decided to temper my work as a corporate designer with teaching design theory at a nearby university. Before embarking on this adventure, I asked my friend Hans, a former colleague who left professional practice for a year to teach at a German university, what was the most important thing to know about academic life. His answer: name-dropping.

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Hot metals

Hot metals

High-sheen, light-weight metals such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium are making a splash, with new technologies and applications being developed.

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Research work needs more funding

Australia has the expertise and technical know-how to become a world leader in niche areas of materials engineering, according to Maruta Rodan, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Materials Engineering Association or IMEA.

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Natural sophistication

Natural sophistication

As the first organic coffee producer in the world, and classed in the top eight coffees around the globe, Peruvian coffee is recognised as some of the best in the world.

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