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Engineers stop soap bubbles from swirling

15-Sep-2016

The spinning rainbow surface of a soap bubble is more than mesmerizing - it's a lesson in fluid mechanics. Better understanding of these hypnotic flows could bring improvements in many areas, from longer lasting beer foam to life-saving lung treatments. The whirling on the surface of bubbles is ...

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Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

14-Sep-2016

Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very ...

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New ceramic firefighting foam becomes stronger when temperature increases

16-Dec-2015

A team of chemists from ITMO University, in collaboration with research company SOPOT, has developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats existing analogues in fire extinguishing capacity, thermal and mechanical stability and ...

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Liquid foam: Plastic, elastic and fluid

02-Dec-2015

What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the mechanisms underlying complex fluids flow. Now, a team of French physicists has gained new ...

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A new form of real gold, almost as light as air

26-Nov-2015

Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a new type of foam made of real gold. It is the lightest form ever produced of the precious metal: a thousand times lighter than its conventional form and yet it is nearly impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye. There are many possible ...

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Why a latte is less likely to spill than a coffee

Foam absorbs energy from sloshing liquids, Princeton scientists report in the journal Physics of Fluids

26-Feb-2015

Carrying a full cup of coffee from the kitchen to the dining room can be precarious for a sleepy-eyed caffeine addict who might accidentally send a wave of java sloshing over the rim. But add a bit of foam to the top and the trip becomes easier. Scientists have found that just a few layers of ...

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Bayer MaterialScience wraps up major investment in Germany

Company invests some EUR 250 million at Dormagen site

11-Dec-2014

Materials manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience has successfully concluded a major capital expenditure project in Germany. On Tuesday, the company brought an ultra-efficient and resource-conserving world-scale plant for the production of the chemical TDI, a main component in high-quality foams, on ...

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Using CO2: EUR 15 million for new production line

Bayer MaterialScience plans further investment in the Dream Production project at its Dormagen site

16-May-2014

The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be used as a basic building block for plastics. Following a successful test phase and promising market analysis, Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest EUR 15 million in the construction of a production line at its Dormagen site, which will use CO2 to produce ...

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Ways to improve common furniture fire test

12-Feb-2014

The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth, National Institute of Standards and ...

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Evonik increases capacity in Darmstadt

06-Feb-2014

End of 2013 Evonik Industries AG successfully began operation of its new production facility for ROHACELL® structural foam at the Darmstadt site, following an investment of approximately six million Euros. The new facility will increase the polymerization capacity at the site by fifty percent. ...

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