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A new material can sensing chemicals

A new material can sensing chemicals

Engineers and biologists at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed a new “living material”: a sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells genetically programmed to light up the presence of certain chemicals. This material can sensing chemicals both in the environment and in the human body. “With this design, people can put different types of bacteria in these devices to...

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Patent for natural fireproof textile fibers

Patent for natural fireproof textile fibers

The use of synthetic fabrics fireproof for the decor is now indispensable, given the new requirements in terms of safety. However, the negative influences that synthetics fabrics cause on the internal microclimate aren’t negligible. The tissues of naturally derived, on the contrary, can act positively on human health and ensure the health of the surrounding environment; these tissues are in...

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The Earth heats up to a record-breaking

The Earth heats up to a record-breaking

Multiple climate analysis groups from the United States and Britain announced Wednesday that 2016 marked the planet’s warmest year on record. The slew of new releases and accounts about the record warmth are telling. Scientists react to Earth’s warmest year: ‘We are heading into a new unknown’. But most powerful are visuals illustrating the year’s warmth and the warmth that built...

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Graphene, able to transport huge currents

Graphene, able to transport huge currents

Once again, graphene has proven itself to be a rather special material: an international research team led by Professor Fritz Aumayr from the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Vienna was able to demonstrate that the electrons in graphene are extremely mobile and react very quickly. Its extraordinary electronic properties make graphene a very promising candidate for future applications in the...

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New textile absorbs pollutants

New textile absorbs pollutants

Researchers at Cornell University in the U.S. have developed a technique that allows the creation of functional textiles that could be capable of filtering pollutants out of water and air. By infusing cotton with a beta-cyclodextrin (BCD) polymer, the fabric can act as a filtration device. The cotton fibers were scanned under an electron microscope and found to be unchanged after the process....

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Next frontiers in 3D printing

Next frontiers in 3D printing

In recent years, 3D printing has revolutionized and is revolutionizing the production of new devices, new products and new structures (robot, consumer products, etc …) but the complexity of integrating different materials is a current problem of this type of prints . As you can read in this article, Jennifer A.Lewis, Sc.D, has designed new systems to overcome the problem and use different...

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ITMA online Floor Plan

ITMA online Floor Plan

E ‘available on the website of the ITMA (www.itma.com) the map of the event. It can be read both on desktop and mobile devices and will help you plan more effectively your visit, with the comfortable “Add Favorite” function and the possibility for exhibitors to share the position of their stand and send it by...

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Flainox at ITMA 2015

Flainox at ITMA 2015

FLAINOX presents its sustainable solutions at ITMA 2015 FLAINOX, a leading Italian machinery manufacturer in the sector of dyeing and finishing of textiles, will focus on sustainable production at the upcoming ITMA 2015 exhibition that takes place from 12-19 November in Milan. After four years since its last edition in Barcelona, ITMA 2015 will be held this year in Milan, Italy, between 12 and 19...

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Water Next Carbon?

Water Next Carbon?

Is Water the Next Carbon? In 2014 it was conducted a survey that it involved 1.907 professionals from companies across different industries worldwide. You can see results in this infographic. Results are not what you expect.    

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WWDR 2015 Report

WWDR 2015 Report

The WWDR 2015 demonstrates how water resources and services are essential to achieving global sustainability. Taking account of economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability, the report’s forward-looking narrative describes how major challenges and change factors in the modern world will affect – and can be affected by – water resources, services and related benefits. The...

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World Water Day

World Water Day

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated...

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Green Jeans

Green Jeans

According to Texas University Professor Seshadri Ramkumar, Nonwovens at Texas Tech Laboratory, his colleague Professor John Dueber, Department of Bioengineering at Berkeley University, California, is understanding the natural pathway in indigo plants and trying to mimic the dye synthesis in the laboratory. In nature, a precursor called “indican” which results in the dye is covered by a sugar...

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COP 20/CMP 10

COP 20/CMP 10

UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE 2014 The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is taking place from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 is being hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru. See full details abou the event...

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Climate Summit 2014

Climate Summit 2014

UN Climate Summit 2014 Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient...

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Carbon pricing

Carbon pricing

Global corporate use of carbon pricing CDP Report Summary Companies in the US and worldwide are already advanced in their use of carbon pricing. They are ahead of their governments in planning for climate change risks, costs and opportunities. These companies want, and are calling for, clear pricing and regulatory certainty to help them plan their climate-related investments, and they want...

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Atmospheric CO2 levels

Atmospheric CO2 levels

Atmospheric CO2 reaches record levels LONDON – A dramatic rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide saw levels of Greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures from The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). According to the US Energy Information Administration, the textile industry is the 5th largest contributor to CO2 emissions in the United States, with 13m tonnes of...

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Water usage

Water usage

Calls for holistic approach on water use LONDON – Fashion companies must look beyond their own water usage, and engage with water management strategies beyond their own supply chains in order to help tackle the water impacts and risks of the textile industry. That was one of the ideas discussed by a panel of textiles, water, and environmental specialists during an online chat held during...

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Global water crisis

Global water crisis

Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan? The global water crisis – caused by drought, flood, and climate change – is less about supply than it is about recognizing water’s true value, using it efficiently, and planning for a different future, say experts. If these problems are not managed, food supplies could decline, the risk of waterborne diseases could increase,...

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IDB – 22 May

IDB – 22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was...

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Climate change report

Climate change report

IPCC Report: A changing climate creates pervasive risks but opportunities exist for effective responses Responses will face challenges with high warming of the climate YOKOHAMA, Japan, 31 March – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many...

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