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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads


March 26th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study. Aerogel, a ... Read more...

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Fire destroys polymer factory in Bangalore


September 30th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 30 (IANS) A polymer factory in Peenya industrial estate in east Bangalore was gutted in a huge fire Friday but no one was injured, a fire brigade spokesperson ... Read more...

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‘Smart window’ darkens in summer, clears in winter


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A new "smart" window can automatically darken to save air conditioning costs on hot days and return to crystal clarity to capture the sun's heat in ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Polymers that self-heal under UV light!


April 21st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a new kind of coating that can mend its own scratches under brief exposures to ultraviolet light.A team of researchers in the United States and ... Read more...

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New polymer-based solar-thermal device cuts heating cost by 40pc


April 5th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new polymer-based solar-thermal device that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.The device is the first to ... Read more...

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‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

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Volkswagen unveils world’s most economical car doing 313 miles per gallon


January 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has unveiled the world's most economical car, which it says can travel 313 miles on a gallon of diesel.The XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle emits just ... Read more...

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Kemrock to invest $2 bn in Gujarat for speciality polymers


January 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Vadodara-based Kemrock Industries and Exports, a leading manufacturer of reinforced polymer has signed an agreement with the Gujarat government to invest $2 billion to set Greenfield projects ... Read more...

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Microsoft’s ‘tactile’ app ‘could spell end of mobile keypads’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Microsoft has designed a new application to construct a "tactile" touchscreen - a display that uses technical tricks to convince users they are actually touching the ridges, bumps ... Read more...

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Dangerous plastics chemical can pass through the skin


November 5th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): The controversial plastics compound bisphenol A (BPA) is back into the limelight.One study has revealed that the chemical is readily absorbed through the skin, while the second ... Read more...

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Non-stick chewing gum that dissolves goes on sale in US


October 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): British designers have created a non-stick chewing gum that dissolves within just 24 hours.Rev7, which has gone on sale in the US, has the same taste and texture ... Read more...

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Now, non-stick chewing gum to keep streets clean


October 5th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A non-stick chewing gum that dissolves within 24 hours has been formulated by British scientists, a media report said Tuesday.Rev7, which went on sale Monday, has the same ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired method to print electronics on clothes, plastic and leather


September 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Inspired by geckos, engineers have developed a reversible adhesion method for printing electronics on a variety of tricky surfaces such as clothes, plastic and leather.Researchers from Northwestern ... Read more...

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One killed in Maharashtra factory blast


August 27th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Aug 27 (IANS) One worker was killed and six others injured in a blast which ripped through a polymer factory in this Maharashtra city Friday, a police official said. As per ... Read more...

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Scaling up walls like Spider Man comes closer to reality


August 27th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Your dream of scaling up the walls just like Spider Man may soon be a reality as researchers from Stanford University, California, are developing gloves and shoes that ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired material could make you scale buildings like Spiderman


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): You could soon be scaling buildings just like Spiderman, thanks to sticky gloves and shoes, which are being developed using a material that allows the wearing to stick ... Read more...

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Artificial way to grow stem cells discovered


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Scientists have designed an artificial surface that allows stem cells to stay alive and continue reproducing themselves for at least three months.MIT researchers have made this first synthetic ... Read more...

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Government moots cess on plastic usage


August 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government is mulling levying a cess on plastic usage at the rate of 0.5 percent of the manufacturing or import price of the material to set ... Read more...

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Spintronics: Next ‘eco friendly’ generation of electronics


August 10th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data.An alternative to traditional microelectronics, so-called "spintronics" could ... Read more...

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Now, chewing gum that can be washed off with water!


July 10th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A UK company has invented a chewing gum, which can be easily removed by using water.Pioneering Flintshire-based company Revolymer said that its product adds a new polymer to ... Read more...

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Soon, nano-sized dental film to bring decayed teeth back to life


July 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A nano-sized dental film could soon enable dentists to improve root canal procedures and bring diseased teeth back to life, rather than leaving a "non-vital" tooth in the ... Read more...

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Nano-sized advance to bring diseased teeth back to life


July 1st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Calling it the next big treatment era in dentistry, scientists have advanced towards a treatment in which root canal therapy could bring diseased teeth back to life -- ... Read more...

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Now, liquid crystal technology for better data storage


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Japanese scientists have developed a stable, rewritable memory device that exploits a liquid crystal property called the "anchoring transition."The work by scientists at the Tokyo Institute of ... Read more...

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Polymer fibres to help heal hearts


June 9th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Scientists are developing microscopic polymer fibres to help rebuild human tissue and heal hearts. While using polymers to help grow muscles may sound like sci-fi, it's actually quite ... Read more...

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‘Human Lego’ paves way for artificial organs


May 24th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Hope to build artificial organs for human implantation has been boosted with the creation of Lego-like blocks made of human cells.Javier Fernandez and Ali Khademhosseini at the Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Artificial windpipe to fix respiratory disorder


April 27th, 2010 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 27 (IANS) In a rare treatment of respiratory problems, Iranian doctors have developed an artificial windpipe (trachea) from polymer and planted it in the throat of a patient. The artificial trachea ... Read more...

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Soon, therapeutic socks for diabetics


March 11th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): American scientists have developed a new nitric oxide-releasing cloth that may come handy in making a wrap for donor organs and therapeutic socks for diabetics.According to Texas scientists ... Read more...

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Canadian Money To Be Converted To Plastic


March 7th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Ottawa, Mar 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canadian currency is all set to get a makeover with the federal government declaring recently that the country's currency likely to be replaced by plasticized ... Read more...

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Carpet of silicon whiskers could make solar cells cheaper


February 15th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new solar-cell design based on a carpet of silicon rods could produce electricity at a fraction of the cost of conventional solar devices.According ... Read more...

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Soon, therapeutic socks to help diabetics


January 7th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Texas researchers have announced the development of first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas - an advance that will help people with diabetes and preserve organs harvested for ... Read more...

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Plastic industry supports jail for law-breaking units


January 6th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) The plastic industry is willing to support any government initiative aimed at evolving a consensus on deterrent punishment for those who manufacture plastic carrybags of less than 20 ... Read more...

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How Titan’s ice erodes easily


December 16th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): A new research has determined that Saturn's moon Titan's ice is stronger than most bedrock found on earth, yet it is more brittle, causing it to erode more ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV gel fails human trials


December 15th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): An experimental vaginal gel has failed to prove effective against HIV in human trials.The anti-HIV gel called PRO 2000 contains a polymer of naphthalene sulphonate designed to physically ... Read more...

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Newly mechanism that forms blood clots discovered


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Researchers from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have shown that polyphosphate from blood platelets have a major role to play in inflammation and the formation of blood ... Read more...

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