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'Upsalite' Created By Uppsala University Researchers
2013-07-18 10:51:53

Uppsala University A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The results are published today in PLOS ONE. The magnesium carbonate material that has been given the name Upsalite is foreseen to reduce the amount of energy needed to control environmental moisture in the electronics and drug formulation industry as well as in hockey rinks and ware houses. It can also be used...

2013-07-12 23:04:27

Adhesives and Sealants Market is being driven a rising trend in various end user segments to use eco-friendly or green adhesives and sealants or those with low VOC (volatile organic compound). (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Indoor Location Market report is segmented by type of software solutions: indoor maps and navigation and indoor location-based analytics; by type of positioning systems: network-based positioning, independent positioning and hybrid positioning systems. The report “Adhesives...

2013-07-03 23:19:05

Michelman has introduced Hydrolube fiber lubricants, a family of water-based emulsions used in fiber sizing formulations to lubricate and protect fiberglass, carbon fiber, natural and specialty fibers during forming, processing and post-processing. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Michelman has introduced Hydrolube fiber lubricants, a family of water-based emulsions used in fiber sizing formulations to lubricate and protect fiberglass, carbon fiber, natural and specialty fibers during...

Simple And Inexpensive Process To Make A Material For CO2 Adsorption
2013-06-17 09:17:59

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST) Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), S. Korea, developed a novel, simple method to synthesize hierarchically nanoporous frameworks of nanocrystalline metal oxides such as magnesia and ceria by the thermal conversion of well-designed metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The novel material developed by the UNIST research team has exceptionally high CO2 adsorption capacity which could pave the way...

2013-06-03 23:14:11

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Calcium Carbonate markets. Global market for Calcium Carbonate is projected to reach 94 million tons by 2018, driven by the rising consumption in paper and plastic industries and the growing demand for PCC and GCC in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Follow us on LinkedIn - Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) is an inorganic mineral that finds extensive use as functional and...

2013-05-31 23:27:44

Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelers are using research and networking to seek heirs to airliner crash victims. The recent discovery of a similar gold cross pendant may offer ethnic and religious clues to the owner. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Walker Metalsmiths, a western New York State jewelry firm, is using their resources and expertise to try to solve a mystery. The story of Mark Rubenstein´s remarkable discovery of a partially melted gold cross medallion in the Everglades brings...

New Type Of Paper Created That Repels Wide Variety Of Liquids
2013-05-29 10:37:21

Georgia Institute of Technology Paper is known for its ability to absorb liquids, making it ideal for products such as paper towels. But by modifying the underlying network of cellulose fibers, etching off surface "fluff" and applying a thin chemical coating, researchers have created a new type of paper that repels a wide variety of liquids — including water and oil. The paper takes advantage of the so-called "lotus effect" — used by leaves of the lotus plant — to...


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2010-12-03 22:35:03

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-11-19 17:31:54

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2005-05-25 17:09:09

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed (foliated) in layers (bedded deposits). Slate can be made into roofing shingles ('roofing slates' in the United Kingdom), because it has two lines of breakability: cleavage and grain. This makes it possible to split slate into thin sheets. Slate is mainly composed of quartz and muscovite (a mica), often along with biotite, chlorite, and hematite, or, less frequently,...

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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.