News tagged with plastics

Replication of colored 3-D models simplified

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Disney Research Zurich have developed a new technique called Computational Thermoforming. It enables them to manufacture plastic replicas of digital 3-D models, in which the shape and colour ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Engineering
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Microplastics harm freshwater fauna

Microplastics—tiny particles of plastic less than five millimeters in size—are polluting rivers and ponds along with chemical contaminants. The particles come from cosmetics such as exfoliating body scrubs or are washed ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Environment
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Preventing 'oceans of plastic soup'

Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste washes off land into the ocean each year. Bottle caps, toothbrushes, tiny plastic fragments, filaments, pellets, film and resin float about in the water columns.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Environment
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