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Innovative solar energy applications point the way forward

Most people no longer ask whether solar energy will be a success; the question is rather which forms of photovoltaic technology and system types will be successful. The total global installed PV capacity is fast approaching 100 GW, up from 1.5 GW in 2000 to 89.5 GW at the...

source: By Don Rosato
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Scientists at The Australian National University have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics ("Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in...

source: Nanowerk

Several months back, Saint-Gobain Seals' Rioja site in Spain became a little more lively due to a group of special visitors — students from the Escolapias school in Logroño. The site regularly conducts visits for various groups,...

source: Plastics Today

Germany-based research company, Ceresana, has released a study saying that it expects the global market for plastic containers to rise to 46.2 million tonnes in 2021. Ceresana says that the market for plastic containers is very complex and is therefore subject to varying...

source: European Plastics News

A scientist at the University of Pittsburgh has achieved a breakthrough in the quest to create artificial cartilage with human cells for treatment of degenerative joint disease and other joint-related health issues. "We used projection stereolithography, which uses sequential,...

source: Design News

Logitech unveiled a new line of extra-rugged smartphone cases on July 16 that will protect smartphones from serious bumps and drops. The $34.99 protection+ case is compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5S and Samsung's Galaxy S5. Its body is made of a hard polycarbonate...

source: Mashable

PSA Peugeot Citroen Group is using plastic for both design and protection on the exterior of one of its newest cars. The Citroen C4 Cactus has exterior side panels using what it terms "Airbumps," or air-filled cusion bumpers, made of thermoplastic polyurethane.

source: Plastics News


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