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An Investment Opportunity In Trash

As incredible as it might seem, processing trash may represent a future unique investment opportunity. Consider the new technologies that will operate on the micro scale, breaking the bonds of molecul

Apple iPhone 6 Could Offer A Light-Up Logo According To The Latest Rear Case Leaks

The Apple logo that glows on the back of MacBook computers is basically a beacon that says “hey, I’m a person with pretty good taste in notebooks.” That signal might be making its wa

Charity Targets 3D Printing’s Plastic Waste Problem With Standards For An Ethical Alternative

U.K. charity techfortrade reckons there's room to connect up the growing demand for 3D printing, with the surfeit of waste plastic in developing countries. It's developing a standard for ethical filam

Plastic Casing For Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone Gets Confirmed In A Supplier Responsibility Investigation

Apple's plans to release a low-cost iPhone got a solid confirmation from a new report by China Labor Watch this morning. The unlikely source of the new product info was an undercover investigation int

How To Make Nylon From Chicken Feathers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/peeps.jpg" />The world is hooked on plastics, but creating plastics -- especially thermoplastics like nylon, polyethylene, and polystyren

Plant-based plastics promise perkier peat

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/sugar-plastic-image.jpeg">Do you know how hard that headline was to write? So hard! Anyway, scientists at <a HREF="http://www3.imperial.

Where does all that plastic junk come from?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/armyofkoziolcups.jpg" alt="armyofkoziolcups" title="armyofkoziolcups" />Ever wandered through a Target or Wal-Mart and wondered just wher

Self-repairing plastics could lead to a scratch-free world

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/scratched-up.jpg" />Plastic has be given Wolverine-like self-healing capabilities thanks to the work of Biswajit Ghost and Marek Urban, m

Company produces plastic made of rice instead of oil to protect the environment

Agri-Future Joetsu, a venture company based out of Western Japan, is selling a special kind of plastic without using oil but rather rice and wood in the production process. Although Japan is (rightful

Pyranna: plastic clamshell opener and finger saver

Plastic packaging are made by the devil. That’s a fact. There is, on average, 300,000┬ásevered┬álimbs caused by these plastic death traps every year. That’s a fact, too. Maybe. Anyway, the