News tagged with textile

Catalysts team up with textiles

In future, it will be much easier to produce some active pharmaceutical substances and chemical compounds than was the case to date. An international team working with chemists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung ...

Sep 13, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Breaking the code of royal purple

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn't fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

Aug 30, 2013 3.3 / 5 (6) 0

Flexible polymer opals

A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important ...

May 29, 2013 4.2 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Machines with built-in copy protection

Pirated goods cost German industry billions, and expensive industrial goods like machining systems are becoming a growing target. Scientists are turning the tables on the forgers by studying their methods ...

Dec 10, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0