How can cloud computing contribute to cleantech?

Category: Advanced, Lifestyle, Materials, Profession

Author : Admin September 18, 2016


Cloud computing, in which a number of data as well as processing are done in the “cloud” rather than at the client, is usually thought of as being in the realm of computer technology. The ...Read more

How did we live before plastics were invented?

Category: Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Materials, Moderate, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 15, 2016


It was not long back that a person asked me at a conference: How did we live before plastics? Or perhaps the person meant “How could we have lived before plastics?”. Either way, I liked th...Read more

Can all plastics be recycled?

Category: Management, Materials, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


With plastics, specifically disposable plastics, creating significant harm to the environment the world over, a number of measures are being attempted to mitigate such pollution. One of these measures...Read more

Do bioplastics really work as a substitute for conventional plastics?

Category: Advanced, Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Materials

Author : Admin August 29, 2016


What are Bioplastics? Bioplastics, which refer to plastics manufactured from plant sources, present a feasible alternative to petroleum-based, conventional plastics. Status of Bioplastics The biopl...Read more

How can agricultural waste provide sustainable materials and energy?

Category: Agriculture, Agro Waste, Biopolymers, Materials, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


The world generates millions of tons of agricultural waste every day. A country like India alone generates over a million tons of agricultural waste a day. A large portion of the agricultural waste ...Read more

What’s Wrong with the World? – Resource Scarcity

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Materials

Author : Admin May 3, 2016


Image source: Forbes There were just 4 million people roaming our earth in 10,000 BCE. This rose to about 265 million in about 1000 BCE. That might sound like a super dramatic increase, but actually r...Read more