Far out? Researchers are exploring ways to make plastics (even medicine, food) in space using 3-D printers and bacteria. Instead of flying stuff to Mars, maybe we can just make it there.
Plastics that turn tanks into chameleons? Using plastics that conduct electricity, researchers are developing camouflage for tanks that can change colors to match surroundings.
The future: print me a new bone! Scientists have developed a 3-D printed “hyperelastic bone,” a plastic composite that integrates into existing tissue to replace or help grow new bone.
Recycle! Dow’s new technology is used to make plastic pouches for granola, nuts, and other foods – pouches can be recycled with plastic wraps and bags at more than 18,000 US retail stores.
Bank of England is switching to plastic banknotes, saying they are “cleaner, safer, and stronger,” last 2.5 times longer, and eventually will be recycled into new plastic products.
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