News tagged with biodegradation

As strong as an insect's shell

Harvard researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have come up with a tough, low-cost, biodegradable material inspired by insects’ hard outer shells. The material’s ...

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Recycling orbital satellites

No matter how painstakingly we choose the materials to build satellites, once a mission is over they are just so much junk. But what if one day they could be recycled in space for future missions – perhaps ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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