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`Plastics can shield astronauts from cosmic radiat

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 13:15

Data gathered by NASA`s LRO have shown that lighter materials like plastics provide effective shielding against the radiation hazards faced by astronauts during extended space travel.

Music video filmed entirely using Instagram

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 13:16

A Mexican Indie band has created a music video using only still photos taken on popular photo sharing app Instagram.

L&T to sell stake in plastic machinery biz to Japanese co

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 18:52

The company has, however, not divulged details of the valuation of the deal with Toshiba.

TN mulls ban on non-biodegradable plastics

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 18:09

Facilities would be created so that the locals and tourists were able to buy biodegradable carry bags without any trouble.

Scientists invent smart polymers

Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 09:12

Scientists unveiled a new kind of plastic that can repair itself when exposed to ordinary light.

Super car made out of fruit fibres

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 17:23

These super strong yet light weight cars could be a possibility within two years.

SC seeks response from Centre on complete ban on plastics

Last Updated: Monday, March 28, 2011, 18:47

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on why there should not be a complete ban on the use of plastics in the country which at present is limited to tobacco products.

Ban on use of plastics for packaging gutka

Last Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011, 19:32

Govt today issued a notification banning use of plastics for packaging gutka , other tobacco products.

Scientists come up with safer plastics

Last Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 14:47

Scientists have discovered a new way of preventing potentially harmful plasticizers from migrating from one of the most widely used groups of plastics.

Plastics may one day power your laptop!

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 15:29

A new research has indicated that instead of dumping plastics, they could be recycled to make useful products such as rechargeable cell phone or laptop batteries and other useful products like tones and lubricants.