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December 10th, 2005
SCOTS scientists have used nano-technology to develop a form of fire-retardant foam rubber based on clay that could help save lives around the world.
"It's a bit like building a brick wall that can keep the particles of polyurethane in shape and together," explained Dr Liggat. "Using nanotechnology, we have managed to distribute the clay into its structure. Our trick is to extract the smaller molecules that look like leaflets and use those for our foam."
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