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Paving slabs that clean the air

The concentrations of toxic nitrogen oxide that are present in German cities regularly exceed the maximum permitted levels. That’s now about to change, as innovative paving slabs that will help protect the ...

dateAug 11, 2010 in Environment
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Cleaning with sunlight

The sun breaks through the clouds – and surfaces start cleaning themselves! It may sound like magic, but in fact it’s all thanks to the addition of titanium dioxide molecules. Activated by UV light, ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Environment
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Bright white rooms key to energy savings

Trials testing the effect of interior paints containing titanium dioxide on the energy required to light a room have reconfirmed the naturally occurring oxide's ability to reduce energy consumption and counteract ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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