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Researchers develop more conductive, tougher material than copper

Researchers develop more conductive, tougher material than copper

Aligned carbon nanotube sheets are suitable for a wide range of application spanning from the micro to the macro-scales, Tawfick noted in the study published in the journal Advanced Engineering Materials. 

Mongolia appoints former finance minister as new PM

Mongolia`s parliament on Friday appointed a former finance minister as the new prime minister, amid near-flat growth and spiralling debt.

New ultrathin film for bendable displays, electronic skins

Washington: Scientists have developed a transparent, ultrathin film that is highly conductive and stretchable, a major advance that may lead to roll-up touchscreen displays, wearable electronics, flexible solar cells and electronic skin.

Weight loss tips: Eat copper rich foods to burn fat!

Researchers revealed that copper can also help you lose weight as it plays a key role in metabolising fat.

Copper can destroy MRSA 'superbug'

Frequently touched surfaces in busy areas -- such as hospitals, transport hubs and public buildings - may help spread MRSA.

BHP Billiton profit dives to 10-year low on commodities rout

BHP Billiton reported its worst underlying profit in a decade on Tuesday, gutted by plunging iron ore, copper, coal and oil prices, and said it would cut spending more deeply to shore up dividends.

Rajsamand: 13-year-old girl generates electricity from cow’s urine

Sakshi Dashora, a student of Gadvada Vyas Academy, made a project ‘Importance of cow breed in 21st century’ entailing the scientific use of cow’s urine and cow dung. She showed how electricity is generated from cow’s urine.

18 workers still missing underground after South Africa mine fire

Eighteen workers were still unaccounted for Sunday following a fire at a South African mine that had trapped nearly 500 workers underground, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said.

Nearly 500 South African miners escape after fire

 Nearly 500 miners who were trapped underground by a fire at a gold mine in South Africa on Sunday were brought to the surface safely, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said.

Gold slips from 12-week high as oil, copper tumble

Spot gold fell 0.3 percent to $1,227.50 an ounce by 0339 GMT, after marking a 12-week high of $1,243.60 on Tuesday.

Copper essential for resting brain too

A new study has found that proper copper levels are essential to the health of the brain at rest.

Could copper prevent spread of Ebola?

 Copper could help prevent the spread of Ebola, according to researchers, who say hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone are insufficient to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Seeking `absolute zero`, copper cube gets chillingly close

An Italian lab has cooled a cubic metre of copper to within a tiny fraction of "absolute zero", setting a world record, the National Nuclear Physics Institute said Tuesday.

Copper futures rise 1.04% on global cues

Copper rose by 1.04 percent to Rs 413.20 per kg in futures trade Friday as speculators created fresh positions taking positive cues from the overseas markets.

Vedanta's oil, zinc output up in FY14; iron ore, copper down

Output of refined zinc rose 11 percent to 7.49 lakh tonnes, while mined metal zinc content rose 1 percent.

Wafer-scale production of graphene devices to become a reality

Graphene, the one atom thick layer of graphite, is considered the strongest and lightest material in the world and scientists dubbed it the miracle material but its application in science and technology has been purely hypothetical.

Vedanta: Oil, zinc output up in Q2; iron ore, copper down

Mining major Vedanta Resources on Wednesday said its crude oil production has increased to a record 2,13,299 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) in the quarter ended September 30, but iron ore, copper and lower power sales affected its performance.

Makers planning film on TV series `Copper`

American television series `Copper`, a period drama, will reportedly be made into a film.

Copper can destroy highly infectious norovirus

Copper and copper alloys can rapidly destroy norovirus - the highly-infectious sickness bug, scientists have discovered.

FMC slaps additional 5% margin on base metals; may hit traders

Commodity market regulator FMC has imposed an additional margin of five percent on base metals trading in futures, to tackle volatility in the market.