Upcycling plastic bags into battery parts

Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. But what if used plastic bags could be made into higher-value products? Now, researchers have reported a new method to convert plastic...

19th Cathala-Letort Meeting

    La Société Française de Génie des Procédés (SFGP) et le Groupe Français des Polymères (GFP) se sont associé pour l’organisation de deux demi-journées d’échange scientifique autour du thème : « Innovation dans la Production des Polymères : Quels Produits et Quels...

Stop that. It’s degrading!

When Thomas McElrath took over as insect collection manager at the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) in 2017, he inherited one heck of a meltdown. Synthetic rubber stoppers that for decades contained specimens in more than 300,000 vials had begun to degrade in a...

Smart fabric regulates body heat

A textile knit with carbon nanotube–coated fibers trap or dissipate heat according to how hot and sweaty the wearer is. Most people deal with temperature changes in their surroundings with a sartorial strategy: for example, short sleeves for a balmy day outside and a...