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Saving water with superabsorbent polymers

Saving water with superabsorbent polymers
Soil conditioners called superabsorbent polymers have the potential to reduce irrigation needs for agricultural crops by storing water and nutrients and then releasing them in drought conditions, according to a recent paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS). Drought is the largest abiotic stress that can reduce crop yields, and its frequency and severity are expected to increase in the face of climate change.
26th August 2016


System lowers room temperature in buildings

System lowers room temperature in buildings
A team of researchers from Institut Teknologi Maju (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in inventing a new system, known as Nanotechnology for Encapsulation of Phase Change Material (NPCM) that can bring down room temperature in buildings, thus minimising the use of air-conditioning or heating systems, and saving electricity bill.
28th July 2016


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