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Aerogel Can Now be Formed From Waste Paper
Chemistry

Aerogel Can Now be Formed From Waste Paper

Scientists have now come up with a way to make aerogel out of cellulose fibers. This makes the material incredibly thermal resistant and biodegradable.February 19, 2016As previously reported on by Interesting Engineering, airloys and aerogels are proving to be the future of super-materials. In recent developments, scientists can now make the incredibly light solid out of cellulose fibers from recycled paper, making it biodegradable.

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Chemistry

Say Goodbye to Laundry with Self-Cleaning Clothes

March 25, 2016Doing that load of laundry may soon be as easy as hanging them outside in the sunlight for a few minutes thanks to new research from RMIT University. The new cotton woven fabric would be treated with nano-particles that clean the textiles when exposed to sunlight.“The advantage of textiles is they already have a 3D structure so they are great at absorbing light, which in turn speeds up the process of degrading organic matter.
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Chemistry

Aerogel Can Now be Formed From Waste Paper

Scientists have now come up with a way to make aerogel out of cellulose fibers. This makes the material incredibly thermal resistant and biodegradable.February 19, 2016As previously reported on by Interesting Engineering, airloys and aerogels are proving to be the future of super-materials. In recent developments, scientists can now make the incredibly light solid out of cellulose fibers from recycled paper, making it biodegradable.
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Chemistry

Will a Sponge Soak Up Mercury?

If for some reason you spilled Mercury on the floor, you may be surprised to learn what happens when you try to absorb it into a sponge.April 16, 2016Most of us have probably never found ourselves in a situation where we have spilled a jar of Mercury and thought, & 34;hmm can I clean that up with a sponge?
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