A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.
"The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the type of products we can create and also the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products", says Linnéa Nilsson at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, whose thesis studied the relationship between textile design and product design.
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Researchers think they may be able to replace damaged cells in the retina with similar ones found in algae and treat blindness. The technique has worked in mice and now scientists believe they can begin human trials within two years.
“The idea is to develop a treatment for blindness,” Alan Horsager of USC told New Scientist. In a working retina, nerve cells convert light into electrical and chemical signals, which are sent to the brain via the optic nerve.
Regular drinking of coffee keeps women healthy and beautiful and helps them live longer.
Women who drink more than a cup of the caffeine fix can lower their risk of having a stroke by 25%, shows research.
Those with no coffee intake, however, are more likely to suffer from the condition.
It is a luxury for many people to eat lobster, langouste or shrimps. An experience of joy arises when the seafood’s hard shell is finally cracked and nothing stands in the way of the tender meat andstarting to savor its taste.
But the true luxury of these delicacies is the leftover shells, which are usually discarded mindlessly as organic waste. The molecular structural substance of the shell is called chitin, from which one can derive Chitosan.
British women wear mini-skirts up until the age of 40, according to a research made by Debenhams department store. Just 20 years ago only few women would dare to wear a mini-skirt after the age of 33, the store said.
"It shows that women now have an increasing confidence in their bodies and are happy to dress accordingly," it added in a statement."If this trend continues, there's no doubt that, within the next decade, women in their mid 40s and early 50s will rightly regard a mini-skirt as an essential part of their everyday wardrobe."