News tagged with insulator

Intelligent door seal prevents poor air quality

For a long time, heat insulation was en vogue – and nearly no one was concerned about poor indoor air quality. And yet excess CO2 hampers concentration. Now, researchers have come up with an intelligent door seal system.

dateJun 05, 2013 in Engineering
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Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results

( —Graphene has dazzled scientists, ever since its discovery more than a decade ago, with its unequalled electronic properties, its strength and its light weight. But one long-sought goal has proved elusive: how ...

dateMay 16, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Using cattails for insulation

A growing number of homeowners are insulating their walls in order to lower energy costs. They opt for the cheap variety, polystyrene. Yet there are environmentally-friendly alternatives: Cattails, for instance, are superbly ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Engineering
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EPA blamed for delaying asbestos study in Montana

(AP)—Internal investigators have faulted the Environmental Protection Agency over years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Environment
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