New research produces a viable, biodegradable alternative to plastic

This might help us clamp down on plastic pollution.

Squishy computers now enable the first fully soft robots

Harvard researchers devised a rubber computer which could lead to all sort of wacky soft robotics.

Rubber band producer adds graphene to its bands — to make them last forever

They say nothing lasts forever — but that’s not really true.

Rubber duckies are a haven for bacteria, new study shows

Adorable little dirty rubber duckies.

Your phone’s case and your car’s tires may soon be made from renewable, plant sugars

Sweet.

Scientists found a way to make car tires using eggshells and tomato peels

Putting the world’s growing food waste problem on wheels.

This illusion can hack your brain into feeling the space around you

All you need is a brush and a rubber hand.

Old tires become material for new and improved roads

Scrap tires, which are very problematic to dispose of and can cause many problems, can now be used to¬†lower road noise and reduce need for road maintenance. Almost 300 million scrap tires are generated every year in the US alone,¬†according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You may wonder what’s exactly happening with these wheels, and it’s a pretty good

Dandelions may be used to produce Ford wheels

Poor dandelions – they never even get a chance. If they shop up on your front lawn, you’re probably gonna go and buy some weed killer and wipe them out. If they show up at a picnic, they never even get creditted as flowers. Even animals don’t like them. But a Ford is taking them extremely serious, and they offered