Home Insync Pulse Pulse oi-Devaki By Devaki on April 30, 2010 A tissue paper, developed from the normally brittle germanium and silicon, can be used to make bulletproof vests, says the new research. It can also be used to harness solar energy. The tissue paper contains individual germanium nanowires which are as stong as bulletproof Kevlar. They could block the bullets and draw solar energy, if woven into a traditional fabric, says the scientists. They can also be embedded in hard plastics. "Paper is made of wood fibers compressed together," says Brian Korgel, a scientist at the University of Texas at Austin. "In this case, we took bulk semiconductors, turned them into nanowires and compressed them together to make a material with a tissue paper consistency." Germanium is generally quite hard and brittle. So the weaving of the bulk material should be done very carefully that it does not break. But germanium tissue paper will be flexible that it will not break, if bent. … [Read more...] about Tissue Paper To Make Bulletproof Vests?!
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David Cameron may be remembered as the prime minister who legalised gay marriage, but he may still find it difficult to attract LGBT voters Attitude magazine has analysed the different parties’ attitudes to homosexuality and highlighted the “pockets of diehard homophobia” that remain within the Conservative party, especially on the back benches. In an analysis ahead of the election asking “Are LGBT people safe with the Tories?” it highlighted the party’s poor gay-rights voting record historically and during the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which legalised same-sex marriages for the first time. The magazine noted: “There were three different votes in the House of Commons. A total of 148 Conservative MPs voted in favour on at least one occasion, while 141 voted against – including the future Equalities Secretary Nicky Morgan – and 14 abstained. That means just 49% backed gay marriage. So much for detoxifying … [Read more...] about ‘Are LGBT people safe with the Tories?’ asks Attitude magazine
By Marie-Therese Nanlong Over 50 vulnerable pregnant women, lactating mothers and teenage girls in Plateau were at the weekend gifted with hygiene kits to improve their sanitary needs and curb the spread of disease in their communities. The beneficiaries, drawn from the Muslim community in Jos North local government area of the State got items like sanitary pads, toothpaste, tissue papers, bathing and washing soaps, diapers, vaseline, and detergent among others courtesy, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Saphira Global Centre for Social Development in conjunction with Hanan Initiative for Women and Youths. The gesture, the donors said was part of the 16-day activism to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as part of their implementing project titled “My Gender, My Pride” which is aimed at sensitizing grassroots women and girls on the need to observe basic hygiene, and open defecation and stay safe from disease. … [Read more...] about Vulnerable women, girls get free hygiene kits in Plateau
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on December 4, 2019 The natural, unlimited, and renewable energy source, solar energy is the ultimate source of pure energy. Emitting no gases or any by-products that could pollute the earth, solar energy is sunlight converted to energy for use. From having financial benefits to health benefits, solar energy is good for the environment as well. Considering the deteriorating condition of climate and the pertaining crisis, solar energy is deemed to be the ultimate choice as its production does not involve the use of tons of water and the burning of fossil fuels, which have harsh effects on the environment. This form of green energy limits once's dependence on the power grid, hindering the onset of the climate crisis and environmental problems. Solar energy is readily available for use upon installation and is inexhaustible and renewable. Possessing various benefits such as getting rid of power bills, diverse … [Read more...] about 7 Surprising Health And Environmental Benefits Of Solar Energy
Home Insync Pulse Pulse -Staff By Staff on May 13, 2008 After introducing space heater, Hello Kitty, known for its merchandise of stationery products, has now come up with a solar charger. The Hello Kitty solar charger can recharge iPod, Blackberry, or any other portable electronic device with a USB plug, reports Environmental News Network. And even if sunlight isn't there, the charger still has a DC battery to recharge your electronic device.The charger, from home of the Japanese company Sanrio, Ltd is priced at 160 dollars and is available at DreamKitty, the unofficial one-stop shop for all Hello Kitty things. A massively successful brand creates an environmentally friendly product during the incline of the ever-growing green movement. More SOLAR ENERGY News 7 Surprising Health And Environmental Benefits Of Solar Energy Home "Solar" Home Solar Power Pants For Men Tissue Paper To Make Bulletproof Vests?! Tata BP Solar and NXP Semiconductors Develop Solar … [Read more...] about Hello Kitty introduces Sanrio solar charger
Home Insync Pulse Pulse oi-Staff By Super Admin on August 24, 2009 NXP Semiconductors, the independent company founded by Philips, today announced a development partnership with Tata BP Solar India Ltd., a joint venture of BP Solar and Tata Power. K Subramanya, CEO of TATA BP Solar, and Rene Penning de Vries, CTO of NXP Semiconductors today also disclosed that the two companies have signed a Letter of Intent to roll out the electronics controls products starting 2010. Both companies are looking at a long-term partnership that will see the development of a range of products. Mr. Subramanya commented that, "We are very pleased to partner with NXP on the development of this small, but exciting range of products. Given the high level of sunlight all over India and in view of the country's ever increasing power demands, solar power is an economically efficient and environmentally sustainable source of energy for India. We look forward to introducing these products to a … [Read more...] about Tata BP Solar and NXP Semiconductors Develop Solar Solutions