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Plastics that not only heal but regenerate

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 10:18

Here is some good news as researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a plastic that can regenerate itself by regrowing.

Longer, stronger cotton fiber developed to fend off competition from synthetic ones

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 17:13

An international collaboration with strong Aggie ties has figured out how to make a longer cotton fiber.

Japanese firm to mass-produce synthetic spider silk

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:57

A Japanese company has developed a synthetic protein based on spider silk and plans to use it to mass-produce a highly resistant and flexible fiber in the near future.

Digital village - Government at people`s doorsteps

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 18:37

In October 2011, the government of India approved the setting up of the NOFN to provide connectivity to the 250,000 gram panchayats in the country.

Flexible and wearable silicon solar-cell fabrics may soon become reality

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 09:38

An international team of chemists, physicists, and engineers has, for the first time, developed a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities that is capable of being scaled up to many meters in length.

Google launches 100 times faster Internet service

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 20:54

Google has unveiled a new Internet service that is 100 times faster than the average ISP connection currently available.

Google's ultra-high speed internet service 'Google Fiber' unveiled

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:12

After more than two years of anticipation, Google finally announced Thursday that the company's ultra-high speed internet service Google Fiber would become available to the residents of its test community Kansas City starting in September.

Google Fiber: Google`s new ultra-high speed internet

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:11

Google announced its ultra-high speed internet service Google Fiber would become available to the residents of its test community Kansas City starting in September.

Iran begins making carbon fiber, despite ban

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 20:07

Iran on Saturday inaugurated a plant for producing carbon fiber, which it is banned from importing by international sanctions targeting dual-use materials, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Thane: 6 held in railway cables theft case

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011, 11:11

With the arrest of six persons the Thane police on Monday claimed to have solved the case of theft of optical fiber cables of the Indian Railways in March 2011.

Retrofit buildings with carbon fiber to protect from terrorist attack

Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 13:28

CFRP has been used in places like California since the 1980s to protect buildings from earthquakes.

Undersea fiber-optic cable reaches Cuba

Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 13:09

Cuba held a ceremony Wednesday to mark the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable from Venezuela.