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Samsung Galaxy 4′s Plastic Case Defended By Design Chief

03/18/2013, We know there were a number of you who were hoping Samsung would move on from the Galaxy S’ plastic case design to offer something a bit more premium in the Galaxy S4. We’re sure you were bummed to see another plastic case will house such a...

New plastic bleeds and heals itself like human skin

03/27/2012, A new plastic material that was demonstrated to the American Chemical Society yesterday is allegedly the first material of its kind as it has a self-healing mechanism which works with the sun and also has the capability to indicate damage that looks like...

Plastic bottles used to provide more light

06/21/2011, Who would have thought that the ordinary, transparent plastic bottle that you hold in your hand could actually be used to brighten up your home in the event of a power cut? That’s exactly what happened nearly a decade back where an enterprising mind...

Plant fiber-based plastic to be used in vehicles?

03/30/2011, A group of researchers from Brazil managed to come up with a new form of plant fiber-based plastic which is touted to be stronger, lighter, and more eco-friendly than plastics that are in use at the moment. According to team leader Alcides Leão, he...

Self-healing plastics is a reality

12/14/2010, Researchers have managed to find a way to develop plastic materials that can regenerate, according to Australia’s IT News. This new material will hold a fiber optic “nervous system” of sorts, where scientists are able to employ to detect...

Robot Helps With Tedious Job Of Sorting Plastic For Recycling

03/03/2010, While everybody is trying to go green and get into the whole recycling trend, having to sort through the plastics in the pre-recycle sort isn’t exactly fun or easy. Factor in the deal that the recycle numbers stamped on most plastic containers...

Wafer-thin Plastic To Be Battery Technology Of The Future?

02/07/2010, Battery design, such as thickness and lifespan, is always an issue that folks are trying to tackle and improve. Now it seems that the folks over at Imperial College London have come up with a rather useful development. The latest is a wafer-thin piece of...

Plastic Circuits For Greener Electronics

07/13/2009, Professor David Thiel and MadhusudanRao Neeli from Griffith University in Brisbane (Australia) have created electronics circuits made of plastic (versus silicon). Plastic circuits do not require as much toxic chemicals as their silicon counterparts and...