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New technology converts waste plastics to jet fuel in an hour

Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert plastics to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost effective to reuse plastics. The researchers in their reaction were able to convert... Continue Reading →

Bendy, ultra-thin solar cell

ESA has backed the creation of this flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to deliver the best power to mass ratio for space missions. Just about 0.02 mm thick – thinner than a human hair – the prototype solar cells were developed... Continue Reading →

Portrait transmitted via 3D printing

This portrait of the Mona Lisa was transmitted via a very special route: its data arrived on this screen through a 3D-printed, space-grade polymer. This achievement marks the first step towards a future when plastic printed parts can incorporate their... Continue Reading →

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