The Midwest was hit last week with a blinding snow storm that put an inch of snow on the ground every hour in some places and walloped the area with 35 mph winds. Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge last October flooded New York’s streets and subways and devastated New Jersey communities. Events like these can interrupt [...]
Polymer Solutions Incorporated is involved in the most important international programs in the plastics industry. Whether it's at the World Polymer Congress, the Life Sciences Forum, or even at home near Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, PSI contributes to advancing the industry through presentations and lectures. Below is a summary of some of the events we've attended lately.
Check out our recent events below.
Solar energy production has its barriers to being more widely used, but there are conditions in the nation that create opportunities to store solar energy in existing residential power networks, writes a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech University. Reza Arghandeh of Blacksburg, VA, won the best student paper award at the 20th International Conference on Nuclear [...]
Polymer Solutions was the focus of a news segment produced by WDBJ7, a CBS affiliate from Roanoke, VA, during the World Polymer Congress, held on Virginia Tech’s campus June 24-29. Based near the school campus in Blacksburg, VA, Polymer Solutions tests medical devices, plastics, adhesives, and rubbers to help manufacturers learn whether their products have the [...]
Virginia Tech is hosting the World Polymer Congress June 24-29 on its campus in Blacksburg, VA. More than 800 lectures will be given and 400 posters will be provided for more than 1,400 participants, 60% of whom are expected to come from 51 countries. The purpose of the event is to provide an international forum [...]
When surgeons use metal scalpels to cut away harmful tissue, there is a risk of cutting healthy tissue. This risk is especially acute for operations on critical organs, such as brains and intestines. Now there is a laser “scalpel” that targets diseased or damaged tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. A team of researchers from [...]
At the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting & Exposition this week in San Diego, researchers described a novel type of plastic that has a property of human skin. The plastics can heal scratches and cuts so they may be useful as self-repairing materials on cell phones, laptops, cars, and other consumer products. The plastics change [...]
Plastic debris that washes up onto the beaches in Mahahual, Mexico, can stack up to two-feet thick at times. Locals fill large garbage bags on a daily basis with piggy banks, Barbie dolls, margarine tubs, juice bottles, and other flotsam that just keep arriving from various parts of the world with the ocean currents. Ecologists [...]
Earlier this week, government agencies in the United States and England tested out emergency response systems, and the results were mixed. On Nov. 8, firefighters in London conducted a three-hour mock chemical attack with 100 victims to test their response skills, according to the BBC. The exercise was done to prepare for the Olympic Games [...]