Coldplay, one of the most well-known music bands, ranked 26th on Billboard charts in 2020, and is the most trending hashtag today (#Coldplay) on Twitter. Coldplay (earlier named as Starfish and Los Unidades) is a British music band formed in 1996 by Chris Martin (vocalist, rhythm guitarist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist), … Continue reading Coldplay trying its best to save the world
Tesla Inc. is a very well-known electric vehicle manufacturing company located in California, United States. The company was founded in July 2003 by Mr. Martin Eberhard and Mr. Marc Tarpenning with an aim to produce affordable electric cars, naming the company in honor of the inventor Mr. Nikola tesla. Mr. Elon Musk purchased majority shares … Continue reading Tesla and Plastics
We all are aware of helmets and many of us even use it quite frequently. It is an important part of any bike ride. Bike helmets are the most common type of helmet, which everyone knows. Nevertheless, helmets are used in many applications such as in: Defence forcesSportsAutomobileConstructionMiningRecreational activities such as rock climbingSpace travel etc … Continue reading Plastics and Helmet
We are of course not as hairy as chimps, but humans do have hair on most of their body parts except palms and feet soles. Human hair filament is made of protein named keratin, which grows out of hair follicles present on the scalp and other body parts. These may not be as dense as … Continue reading Artificial Hair
I listen to mostly Bollywood songs whenever I am free or commuting to work. It gives a great relief from stress and freshens the mood. I, myself, have unfortunately never taken efforts to learn any music instruments, but the beats and rhythm always make me happy. Today, as a polymer technologist, a thought came to … Continue reading First Use of Plastics in Musical Instruments
Last week, while doing some literature search, I came across a few websites mentioning ‘Father of Polymer Science’. With the curiosity I have, I checked these websites only to know that there are two to three names mentioned on different websites, and so I thought of diving deep into this and get some insights to … Continue reading Who is the Father of Polymer Science?
Various face parts scientists have been able to 3D print The technique of 3D printing body parts, also popularly called as bioprinting, was developed about 20 years ago when surgeon Anthony Atala with his team, at the Boston Children’s Hospital, were trying to harvest cells obtained from their patient and layering them to prepare a … Continue reading 3D Printing is Giving a New FACE to Prosthetics!
Infographic: Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers Polymer dissolution, which is based on two main steps - solvent diffusion and chain disentanglement, is one of the important steps in numerous industries and needs process and condition optimisation for increased profits. Thus, scientists have developed certain methodologies for understanding dissolution of polymers in various solvents and … Continue reading Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers
From the time we get up in the morning to the time we sleep, we use numerous plastic items to help us in our daily chores. Many a times, we use them without giving any special attention or thought, but they play a very important role in our activities. Through this blog post, I wish … Continue reading Inventors of Daily Use Plastic Items!
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