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This concrete has several qualities including being heat-insulating and soundproof.(Unsplash)

This new type of concrete is heat-insulating, soundproof and has self-cleaning properties

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Nature boasts many examples of self-cleaning surfaces, from lotus leaves to geckos’ feet.
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Institutes seek special tag so labs can go pro, help make students industry-ready

By Vanessa Viegas | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 01:34 PM IST
Colleges are upgrading laboratories in line with the government’s NABL criteria, so companies can outsource testing, offer real-world experience to students.
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Workers at a C&D waste recycling plant in New Delhi. All such plants in the city are incurring losses.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
Workers at a C&D waste recycling plant in New Delhi. All such plants in the city are incurring losses.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)

No payment to contractors if recycled building materials are not used: Delhi government

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has been asked to come up with an order which would make the use of products made from recycled construction waste mandatory.
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Researchers say they have developed the world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine, an advance with significant consequences for waste recycling and upcycling.(University of Cape Town)
Researchers say they have developed the world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine, an advance with significant consequences for waste recycling and upcycling.(University of Cape Town)

World’s first bio-brick grown from human urine in South African university

By Press Trust of India | Johannesburg
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 03:40 PM IST
The bio-bricks are created through a natural process called microbial carbonate precipitation, said researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.
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