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New sort of plastic made from sugar can be composted

By Damir Beciri
One Comment22 February 2010

compostable-plasticsResearchers have managed to transform sugars found in fast growing trees and grasses into plastic. Although there are already plastics on the market made from natural materials like corn, these do not biodegrade quickly. The new discovery would not only cut down on the use of oil (usually used to make plastic) but potentially enable… »


Wearable weapon detection for the police force of the future

By Damir Beciri
11 June 2009

robocop-featA new system that enables weapon detection for the police force of the future is being developed in the UK. The research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office Scientific Development Branch. The Metropolitan Police Force is currently testing the scanner which is hoped… »