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Indian, German experts to discuss laser, nano technology

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 22:35

Experts from India and Germany will take part in a scientific conference here later this week to discuss global advancements in laser technology and new generation nano materials.

Coming soon `self-healing` materials

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 14:58

Researchers have discovered that under certain conditions, putting a cracked piece of metal under tension, exerting a force that would be expected to pull it apart, has the reverse effect, causing the crack to close and its edges to fuse together.

Pinecones inspire new material that gets itself into shape

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 19:24

Drawing inspiration from pinecones, which close their scales when wet and open them again once they have dried out, researchers have produced synthetically a composite material with comparable properties.

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.