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Scientists create 3D-printed objects that can change shape after they're printed

3D printed plastics tend to remain pretty stable over time. For example, your 3D-printed Yoda won’t turn into a Chewbacca head without some severe plastic trauma… until now. 271 more words


Packaging Peanut Science - Cool Science Experiment

Most people are excited by the gifts they receive during the holidays, but Steve Spangler loves the packaging material even more. Our science guy has a timely lesson on the science of recycling. 80 more words

Gr 9-10 Science

Preparation and degradation mechanisms of biodegradable polymer: a review

Polymers are difficult to degrade completely in Nature, and their catabolites may pollute the environment. In recent years, biodegradable polymers have become the hot topic in people’s daily life with increasing interest, and a controllable polymer biodegradation is one of the most important directions for future polymer science. 62 more words


Identification of microplastic in effluents of waste water treatment plants using focal plane array-based micro-Fourier-transform infrared imaging

The global presence of microplastic (MP) in aquatic ecosystems has been shown by various studies. However, neither MP concentrations nor their sources or sinks are completely known. 232 more words


Taking kindness a little more seriously 

My journey with plant-based lifestyle is taking me to a new level of commitment; I switched my old leather wallet for a polymer Dosh wallet, designed and made in Australia ‘without harming any animals, humans or rivers’ as the packaging on the wallet says. 215 more words


Draconic inspiration: the theme reveal at Art Elements!

Here be dragons!

When Niky posted the theme for December it was instantly inspirational! I count myself lucky to have many visual artist friends and I shared some of… 351 more words