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Soon, batteries that will run on human kinetic energy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 15:38

Researchers have taken a step closer to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy.

New breakthrough to boost solar cells` efficiency by more than 30 %

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:27

Researchers have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells, which could lead to more than 30 percent increase in solar cell efficiency.

Soon, gel to let materials heal themselves

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 13:14

Researchers have developed computational models to design a new polymer gel that would enable complex materials to regenerate themselves.

Video: Watch world’s first self-healing polymer in action

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 19:58

Scientists in Spain claim to have created the world’s first self-healing polymer, a plastic that repairs itself spontaneously and independently without any outside intervention.

First `terminator` polymer regenerates by itself

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 21:59

Scientists have developed the first self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention.

Carbon aerogel sets new record as world`s lightest substance

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 12:37

Chinese scientists have created the world`s lightest substance - a material so insubstantial that it can perch on the petals of a delicate flower without crushing them.

Flexible, transparent imaging device developed

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 14:06

Austrian researchers have developed an entirely new way of capturing images based on a flat, flexible, transparent and potentially disposable polymer sheet.

Hi-tech polymer that can stop a speeding bullet discovered

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 19:38

Scientists have discovered a new super polymer material that is stronger than a speeding bullet and could revolutionise bulletproof vests.

Paper-thin material that can stop flying bullets created

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 20:42

A team of mechanical engineering and materials scientists from Rice University and MIT has created special nanomaterials that were able to stop bullets in the lab.

Now, artificial skin that can sense touch and heal itself

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 13:13

Stanford University scientists have succeeded in making the first material that can both sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut.

EIL bags FEED for Mangala Polymer Project of Cairn

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 15:49

State-owned Engineers India Ltd on Friday said it has bagged a consultancy service contract from Cairn Energy India Pty Ltd for its enhanced oil recovery project for Mangala oil field in the prolific Rajasthan block.

New polymer can reproduce smooth, rough textures

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 19:14

Perhaps inspired by a chameleon`s changing colours, engineers have developed a polymer that reproduces rough, smooth textures as and when required.