Scientists develop world’s strongest material, graphene from soybean

Scientists develop world’s strongest material, graphene from soybean

csiro-graphene-soybean-1CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA: Graphene is a carbon material that is one atom thick. It’s thin composition and high conductivity means it is used in applications ranging from miniaturised electronics to biomedical devices. These properties also enable thinner wire connections; providing extensive benefits for computers, solar panels, batteries, sensors and other devices. Until now, the high cost of graphene production has been the major roadblock in its commercialization. Read More

Pantone unveils 2017 colour of the year: 15-0343 Greenery

pantone-color-of-the-yearCARLSTADT, US: Pantone Inc, a global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, has unveiled PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as its colour of the year selection for 2017. PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery. Read More

Cell-infused gloves, bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals

mit-light-up-glovesCAMBRIDGE, US: Engineers and biologists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence of certain chemicals. In a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers demonstrate the new material’s potential for sensing chemicals. Read More

Nutraceuticals global analysis & industry forecast for 2014-2022

report-nutraceuticalsGlobal nutraceuticals market size is expected to reach $302,306 million by 2022 from $184,092 million in 2015 with a CAGR of 7.04 percent from 2016 to 2022. The global nutraceuticals product market holds a substantial scope for growth; however, its contribution to the global market is projected to increase significantly within the next six years, according to Allied Market Research. Nutraceuticals are versatile in nature as they are used in numerous industries such as pharmaceutical food & beverages. Read More