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Month: December 2012

…and a future of (bio) plastic

This article is the natural continuation of “A plastic of world…“published some time ago. At that time we did a roundup of the most important “traditional” plastics commonly used in for containers and packaging.
In this article we will look at the frontier of technology that deals with plastics.
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Eye Color

Eyes unique in the world had a big contribution to the success of a great actress who was Liz Taylor.
The purple color of her eyes is due to a delicate balance of many factors, genetic and physiological, we will try to shed light on, in the article that follows.

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A Brief History of detergents and soaps

supermercato“Would you exchange your detergent XYZ with two buckets of a detergent whatever it is?”.
This catchphrase has been with us for many years as an evidence of a race to the improvement of a product that increasingly has become the icon of the modern world, clean and increasingly distant from the natural environment.
The picture on the right gives us an idea of the proliferation of substances designed to remove dirt in the most varied situations. But what differs and what is common to all these products? And how did that come about?
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