World of materials - how well do you know your stuff?

By Björn Carstens
How many tons of sand does a normal family home actually consume? What "plastic" gamechanger does the start-up Traceless Materials have in its hands? Immerse yourself in the world of materials! Test your knowledge in our tech quiz!
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In prehistoric times, people built tools out of stone; in the Middle Ages, wood was the most important material. In the search for ever more resistant materials, the production of steel skyrocketed in the age of industrialization. Currently, biomaterials are very popular as a sustainable alternative to plastic. "tomorrow“ regularly delves into the world of materials. How well do you know your way around?