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Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...have used carbon nanotubes to unite the virtues of plastics and metals in a new ultra-lightweight , conductive... After experimenting with adding metal powder to plastics without impacting the weight of the material significantly, Gupta turned to carbon nanotubes. With t...

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

...scles are based on electroactive polymers (EAPs) - plastics that change shape when activated electrically or with chemicals. But they lack mechanical robustness and as a result soon succumb to fatigue and fail. To test the nanotubes ability to resist fatigue, the team led by Victor Pushparaj took a two-millim...

Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas

...is taking recycling to another level turning back plastics into the oil they were made from, and gas. Global Resource Corporation (GRC) claims the process requires only a finely tuned microwave that uses 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act on specific hydrocarbon materials, an...

List of Compounds That Causes Breast Cancer Identified

...and cookware, vinyl chloride, which is used by the plastics industry to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The authors of the survey say that researchers and governments need to make the screening of possible carcinogens less costly and time-consuming. "If methods for identifying potential carcinogens were...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

...gineers, and computer-assisted design of precision plastics for use as templates, Byrnes team and the patient ...on. The lab specializes in manufacturing precision plastics for the military and private industry, including the kinds of clear plastic molds that Byrne has use...

Scientists Create Fire-proof, Eco-friendly Plastic

...e flame-retardant chemicals that are added to many plastics before they can be used in bus seats, airplanes, t...equires that aircraft use the most flame-resistant plastics that are available, but were shooting for a fire-proof cabin, says Richard Lyon, manager of the FAAs...

Pigs Quarantined in US Farm Following Melamine Contamination

...anufacture of pet food. Melamine is used in making plastics and other industrial processes. Officials were investigating the hog farm's sales records to determine who may be affected by the quarantine, said Steve Lyle, a CDFA spokesman. The 1,500-animal farm operates as a "custom slaughterhouse," which mea...

Be Careful What You Touch, It can Make You Fat

...ink obesity to common everyday chemicals, found in plastics and pesticides. Prof Frederick vom Saal, lead researcher, sounding his views at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, attributed the obesity epidemic sweeping western countries to, in part at least, chemicals that disrupt the end...

Plastics in Common Household Items May Cause Fertility Defects

...aminant bisphenol-A (BPA)—widely used to make many plastics found in food storage containers and dental produc...OXA 10 gene, implying that exposure to the popular plastics component may lead to infertility in humans. 'The net effect is concerning,' said Taylor. 'We are ...

New Inhaler is Child's Play

...sage variance, Activaero, in collaboration with UK plastics manufacturer RPC Formatec, has developed a device that incorporates a silicone balloon within a transparent plastic chamber, which is used as a reservoir for the aerosolised drug. An MDI device is used to fill the balloon through the mouthpiece, t...

Plastic May Be Poisoning Oceans: Scientists

...ssibility that chemicals could be transferred from plastics to marine organisms, they said. Now the team has...ricas, Australia, Africa and Antarctica. Whether plastics present a toxic challenge to marine life and subsequently to human beings is one of the biggest chal...

British scientists create artificial stomach

...nd can be fed real food. Made from sophisticated plastics and metals, it mimics both the physical and chemical reactions that take place during digestion - and can even vomit, reported the online edition of BBC News. The top half of the model consists of a vessel in which food, stomach acids and digestive...

Babies in Womb Exposed to Harmful Chemicals

...g from cleaning products to chemicals used to make plastics and non-stick waterproof coatings. A study led by scientists at the University of Rochester in New York also found that common chemicals found in thousands of household products such as soaps and make-up can harm the development of unborn babies. ...

Bisphenol-A In Plastics Associated With Breast Cancer

...Bisphenol A' (BPA) a chemical that is used in hard plastics that are commonly used in the household can increase risk of developing breast cancer,// according to a new study. Researchers from Indiana University and the University of California report their findings in the recent issue of Chemistry and Biolog...

Prostate Cancer Risk Linked To Early Estrogen Exposure

...s is bisphenol A (BPA), used in the manufacture of plastics and epoxy resins. The United States alone produces...ds of BPA annually. BPA, which can also leach from plastics when heated, turns up in human blood and in placental and fetal tissues in even higher concentration...

Bisphenol A in plastics affects brain

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in the manufacture of plastics used in food industry. BPA present in the plastics as a tendency to become highly unstable due to break in its chemical linkage// and integrates with t...

Food packaging with Bisphenol A damages the brain

... linked into polymers used to create polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins that are widely used in many products,' said Dr. Belcher. 'While plastics are typically thought of as being stable, scientists have known for many years that the chemical lin...

Bisphenol A In Food Containers Has Adverse Effect On Brain Tissue

... are linked to form polymers used in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins but these chemical linkage are un...beverage containers despite the fact that BPA free plastics can also be used as an alternative....

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...y and carcinogens found in pesticides, herbicides, plastics and other toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer - especially breast cancer - there is booming silence by all Breast Cancer Awareness Month programs. The focus is limited to early detection and treatment, with an avoidance of the topic of pre...

Plastic to cause breast cancer

...Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical founding the clear plastics that are used as food grade materials for making air tight containers, drinking water bottles, even feeding bottles for infants. This is a contaminant that can cause health problems on long-term exposure. Drawing parallels from an animal study, scie...

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