Plastics absorb crash energy in our cars. This three-wheel vehicle made mostly of tough/cushioning plastics rolled 4 times after a crash. The driver and vehicle? Scratched up but fine.
Prosthetics that can feel? A chemical engineer at Stanford is creating plastic skin designed to help people who’ve lost limbs recover their sense of touch…and heal itself when cut.
A college Bowl’s football field-sized flag is 45,000 sq. feet of nylon (plastic) and carried by 250 people. Read how it’s also been unfurled at major pro sports games… notably after 9/11.
They’re just little plastic bulbs ... but this Virginia village bedecked its streets with 100,000+ sparkling lights for residents and train travelers to ooh and aah over. Happy Holidays!
Solar sidewalks? A startup is making energy-generating pavers that use durable recycled plastics to protect solar cells from foot traffic. Next plan: kinetic energy from footsteps.
These cutting-edge new cars all have something in common: lots of high-performance plastics. #autoshow #LAautoshow pic.twitter.com/7cRFpJi18d— P.M.I.P (@plasticpossible) January 10, 2017
These cutting-edge new cars all have something in common: lots of high-performance plastics. #autoshow #LAautoshow pic.twitter.com/7cRFpJi18d
— P.M.I.P (@plasticpossible) January 10, 2017