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Making Boats with Discarded Fishing Nets

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May 25, 2019

Discarded fishnets cause havoc in marine environment. So use it to make fishing boats and save on fibreglass in the composite, advise researchers from Tamil Nadu

Zinc Oxide for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

By doping zinc oxide with other metals, Chennai scientists make dye sensitised solar cells a more feasible and less costly energy harvester.

A Concrete Deal: Using rubber waste

Acids eat into cement, making concrete weaker. MNIT, Jaipur overcomes the problem with crumbs from waste tyres.

Smart Cloth – sensing poisonous gas and filtering UV

Researchers from SASTRA University and IIT Delhi have come up with a textile that can protect you from UV radiations. The fabric can also warn you of the presence of poisonous gases.

Scientists Cotton on: Reducing noise inside vehicles  

A R Mohanti and Sneha Singh from IIT Kharagpur gives tips on reducing the aerodynamic noise of the air-conditioning units in vehicles.

Date Palm Silver Nanoparticles

The root hairs of the date palm from Saudi Arabia goes to Korea where they extract the phytochemicals. The extract is used to produce silver nanoparticles that are effective against bacteria, fungi and cancerous growth.

Copper Oxide Nanoparticles: synthesis with neem leaf extract

Producing nanomaterials, using plant extracts, is emerging as a promising approach to create metal oxide nanoparticles with potential applications in optoelectronics, nanosensors, nanodevices, nanoelectronics, information storage, and catalysis. Among the various metal oxide nanoparticles, copper nanoparticles are of great interest, because of their low cost of preparation and excellent physical and chemical properties. Copper nanoparticles… Read More ›

Fluorescent tool for cyanide sensing

Mumbai University researchers come up with cost effective way to monitor cyanide in water. A call for action to environmental entrepreneurs.

Solar Cells with Nano-Needles: Flexible and Efficient

The efficiency of solar cells is like a jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces are disparate. Though the solution depends on every single piece available, the progress depends on some key pieces. The structure and arrangement of the nanoparticles is one such key piece in the puzzle that can lead us to quicker solutions. Rakesh Sonker,… Read More ›

Diagnosing Depression: Egged on by EEG

Electroencephalograms record brain activity non-invasively and have been used to study depression since the 1930s. Yet depression continues to strike celebrity and commoner alike. A timely diagnosis, could, perhaps, save lives. Generally, specialists rely on time consuming questionnaires and sessions. Now, with colleagues from Singapore, Malaysia and the US,  D P Subha from the NIT… Read More ›

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