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Now in its fourth year, the Graphene Pavilion, curated by the Graphene Flagship Innovation Team, and supported by the European Commission and the GSMA, will arrive to Barcelona with more than 20 different graphene-based working prototypes and devices that will transform future telecommunications.
As Europe’s largest ever research initiative, the Graphene Flagship will demonstrate how graphene is playing an increasing role in people’s lives. The Graphene Pavilion will focus on the importance of graphene and related materials for connectivity, from single connected devices to a complete network of machines and sensors.
Visitors will be able to explore three different zones focused on the ‘phone of the future’, ‘wearables of the future’ and ‘homes of the future’, which will provide an opportunity to see the latest prototypes that are transforming the communication industry
Directions for recycling plastic bottles have changed over the years, and with contamination now restricting export options for recyclables, many people wonder whether they should remove caps from plastic bottles.
The answer is “leave on the lid.” The lid does not contaminate recyclables.
Daniel Marks, owner of Berg Mill Supply Co., which markets much of the recyclable material from Ventura County, explains:
“Soda bottle lids are made from a different plastic than soda bottles, but grinding is one of the first steps at the plastic recycling factory. A simple sink/float tank separates the two types of plastic.” The polypropylene from lids floats, and the polyethylene terephthalate from the body of the bottle sinks.
Iran’s oil customers should not expect new US waivers in May, the US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, said this week, urging buyers to stop importing Iranian oil.
“What we have announced is the policy to get to zero imports of Iranian crude as quickly as possible. We are not looking to grant any future waivers or exceptions to our sanctions regime, whether it is oil or anything else,” Hook told Japanese public broadcaster NHK while on a visit to Japan
When it re-imposed sanctions on Iran last November, the US granted waivers to eight countries so they could continue purchasing oil from Iran at reduced rates until early May 2019.
In January, British newspaper The Guardian became the first national newspaper to use recyclable packaging.
As part of a pioneering move to reduce plastic waste, the Guardian’s print edition will no longer be sold in plastic packaging.
According to Richard Furness, managing director of reader revenue and publishing, 20 years ago, the newspaper started using polybags when “the weekend edition started to get bigger and bulkier with extra supplements.
It was the only way we could get them out on time and guarantee they would survive the British weather!”
Oliver Sonntag is the CEO of Nano-Care Deutschland AG, a company which has developed an antimicrobial coating using nanotechnology. This coating, Liquid Guard, lasts for a very long time and preserves the treated item, helping it keep its value. It also keeps surfaces sanitised and makes it easier to clean.
Oliver, how does Liquid Guard work?
The nanotechnology essentially forms a layer of very sharp molecules on the surface of the liquid, which forms something like a wall of spikes. These molecular spikes rupture the cell walls of bacteria and other microorganisms, killing them.
Company focused on seating after Porsche bought its car-building factory
Just when you think you know something about automotive history, something comes in over the transom that makes you realize you don’t know as much as you think.
Today’s example: A news release from Recaro Automotive Seating celebrating its 70-year history as a supplier to Porsche.
OK, that was no surprise. We knew Recaro was famous for its automotive seats, and not only for those it supplies to Porsche, but to various automakers and especially to racing teams.
Egypt expects an average crude oil price of $67 per barrel for its 2019-2020 financial year budget, according to a finance ministry report published on Sunday.
ARBURG will be presenting the digital future of plastics processing at Chinaplas in Guangzhou, China, from 21 to 24 May 2019. Innovative technologies for digitalisation, injection moulding, automation and additive manufacturing will be on display at stand A41 in hall 5.1.
Industry pioneer in the field of digitalisation
“Digital transformation is a topic that we as industry leaders have been focusing on for years, and one that we are currently defining with our ‘Road to Digitalisation’ campaign,” explains Zhao Tong, Managing Director of the ARBURG organisations in China.
The former Ukip leader says he will stand for Parliament if MPs try to delay or stop Brexit NIGEL Farage was one of the most prominent campaigners for Brexit but now says he’s worried the process of leaving could be delayed or even stopped by MPs.
The former Ukip leader has now said he will stand for a new pro-Brexit party if the departure is delayed. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Nigel Farage’s New Brexit party called?
The Brexit Party has been officially registered with the Electoral Commission allowing it to field candidates at upcoming elections.
He said the new party “has my absolutely full support” and he would stand for it in May’s European Parliament elections if the UK has not left the EU by that point.
For the first time, scientists have devised a fabric that can dynamically alter its thermal properties in response to the environment. The automatic thermal regulation means people would no longer have to take off clothes when it’s hot or put clothes on when it’s too cold.
The breakthrough lies in cleverly engineering the fabric with two different types of synthetic yarn — one absorbs water, while the the other repels it. Both are coated with a lightweight, carbon nanotubes. When exposed to humidity, the fibers warp, bringing the strands of yarn together.
In the process, pores open up through the fabric, allowing more heat to escape. When the fibers come together, the electromagnetic coupling of the carbon nanotubes also changes. As the body cools down (and is less sweaty or humid), the dynamic thermal gating mechanism works in reverse to trap heat.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found another procedure to make polymers out of sulfur which could give a method for making plastic that is less hurtful to the earth.
Sulfur is an inexhaustible substance component and can be found as a mineral deposit over the world. It is a waste item from the refining of crude oil and gas in the petrochemicals industry, which creates tremendous stores of sulfur outside refineries.
While being distinguished as an intriguing conceivable option in contrast to carbon with regards to the assembling of polymers, sulfur can’t form a stable polymer all alone at the same time, as uncovered in a procedure called ‘inverse vulcanization’ it must be responded with organic crosslinker molecules to make it stable. This procedure can require high temperatures, long reaction times, and produce harmful by-products.
International Brent crude futures were down 14 cents at $61.49 per barrel at 0855 GMT. On the week, they are set for a loss of around 2 percent, the steepest weekly fall this year.
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London: Oil markets inched down on Friday and were heading for a weekly loss, pulled down by worries about a global economic slowdown, although OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Venezuela provided crude with some support.
Weighing on financial markets were concerns that a trade dispute between the United States and China would remain unresolved, denting global economic prospects.
As political and economic crises threaten to topple Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, political scientists like us are not surprised that he has run into trouble.
Instead, we see Venezuela as another example of what scholars call the “resource curse.” That’s the unfortunate correlation first described by the British economic geographer Richard M. Auty between nations with vast wealth from oil or other natural resources and political instability.
Expansions United States Beverage (still water) Blow Molding
Niagara Bottling LLC will spend $90 million on a new bottled water plant in Texas.
The Ontario, Calif.-based company has been rapidly expanding in recent years, constructing plants around the country as the popularity of bottled water continues to rise.
Niagara uses an integrated approach to bottled water at its plants, including the manufacture of preforms and caps.