Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, researchers have found a way to make reversibly self-folding 3D structures.
Austrian researchers have developed a working model of an incubator that uses fungi to break down waste plastic and turn it into edible nutritious food.
The health of our oceans is at grave risk, with a study revealing that more then five trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans, media reported.
A new plastic made from natural materials that breaks down to its soluble building block molecules when exposed to ultraviolet light has been created by scientists.
Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a way to revert an adult brain to the "plastic", child-like state that is more able to form new connections quickly.
Toxic substance in plastic, known as Bisphenol A, or BPA found in bottles used to feed babies can be potentially harmful to their health and can cause several diseases.
A new study has shown that it may soon be possible to make chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags from cocoa, rice and vegetable waste.
Bombay High Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL which sought a direction to the Central Railway (CR) to re-impose a ban on use of plastic to pack food items sold at suburban platforms and in local and long- distance trains.
Australian scientists are concerned that fish are eating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in the ocean and this waste is ending up in sea food, a media report said Friday.
The experiments of an eleven-year-old Indian student in the UAE would be launched into space under a NASA programme, a media report said.
Researchers have discovered a new type of rock created by melted plastic trash on a beach in Hawaii.
Here is some good news as researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a plastic that can regenerate itself by regrowing.
Finally, here is a new way of making a class of porous materials that allows for greater manufacturing controls and has significantly broader applications than the long-time industry standard.
Researchers have found liver tumours in mice exposed to the Bisphenol A (BPA) - chemical present in plastic - via their mothers during gestation and nursing.
The apex body of plastic industry Tuesday appealed to the Centre to set up plastic parks across the country and provide fund for technology upgradation of units operating in the key sector.
The Himachal Pradesh High Court extended the stay on the state government notification banning 25 junk food items in plastic packaging till December 09.
Exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that is found in plastic, could raise risk of miscarriage among women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.
Scientists in Spain claim to have created the world’s first self-healing polymer, a plastic that repairs itself spontaneously and independently without any outside intervention.
Exposing developing tissue to low levels of the plastic bisphenol A (BPA) is associated to a greater incidence of prostate cancer in tissue grown from human prostate stem cells.
Fungi really deserve more respect, as they have fantastic capabilities and can be grown, under certain circumstances, in almost any shape and be totally biodegradable.
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium