Polymers

Novel self-adaptive material that heals itself

The researchers believe that the material called SAC (self-adaptive composite) may be a useful biocompatible material for tissue engineering or a lightweight, defect-tolerant structural component.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

Robotic clothing to help disabled get on with life

 In good news for the physically challenged and elderly, scientists have conceived the idea of robotic clothing that would help them enjoy greater physical movement.

Mar 20, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Affordable emission-free cars come closer to reality

Researchers are reportedly trying to find the best possible way to develop an affordable emissions-free car.

Jan 09, 2015, 14:09 PM IST

Way found to make self-folding 3D structures

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, researchers have found a way to make reversibly self-folding 3D structures.

Jan 09, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

'Redesigned' plants to improve biofuel production

Opening up opportunities to "redesign plants" for efficient biofuel production, researchers have identified the gene regulatory network that controls the formation of xylem -- the major component of wood.

Jan 04, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

This is how plant biomass can be converted into biofuels more efficiently

A new study has recently revealed that plant genetic advance could lead to more efficient conversion of plant biomass to biofuels.

Jan 03, 2015, 21:13 PM IST
New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells

New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells

A new class of electrically conductive plastics may lead to low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultra-thin anti-static coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft, scientists say.

Oct 13, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Nano-threads can help realise 'space elevator' dream

For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin nano-threads that exhibit extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than the strongest nano-tubes and polymers available today.

Sep 22, 2014, 16:08 PM IST

Creating specialised crystals with milk, fog

Creating highly purified crystals to make high-powered lenses, specialised optics and computers for consumers can no longer be a difficult and expensive method.

Jul 23, 2014, 19:10 PM IST

IBM creates new class of recyclable polymers

Researchers at IBM have created a new family of experimental polymers that could deliver cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.

May 19, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

New device to power flexible electronics developed

Scientists have developed a new device that is far thinner than paper, can flex and bend, and store enough energy to provide critical back-up power for portable and flexible electronics.

May 08, 2014, 20:44 PM IST

Soon, nano-particles to assassinate tumour cells

A new technique will feature nanoparticle-encapsulated substances that could kill off tumour cells selectively.

Oct 26, 2013, 13:45 PM IST

How to improve polymers for water purification

It finds vital usage in fuel cells, organic batteries, and reverse-osmosis water purification.

Jun 20, 2011, 14:21 PM IST

How to improve polymers for water purification

It finds vital usage in fuel cells, organic batteries, and reverse-osmosis water purification.

Jun 20, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Scientists invent smart polymers

Scientists unveiled a new kind of plastic that can repair itself when exposed to ordinary light.

Apr 21, 2011, 09:12 AM IST

Scientists invent smart polymers

Scientists unveiled a new kind of plastic that can repair itself when exposed to ordinary light.

Apr 21, 2011, 09:12 AM IST