• HOME & GARDEN
    Be tactful with garden art

    Saint Francis is actually the patron saint of animals. Saint Fiacre is the real patron saint of gardening. However, statues of Saint Francis, usually accompanied by birds and sometimes by a deer, are popular in home gardens. Has anyone ever seen even a single statue of Saint Fiacre? Statues of Snow White are more common, […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Saving the planet with flexible electronics

    Fig. 1 Push coating devices onto substrates with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) films. 1. Deposit approximately 5 microliters of solution on a substrate; 2. Press the PDMS stamp against it. 3. Wait for the solvent to diffuse inside PDMS and …more “My research on organic photovoltaic (OPVs) devices reflects my fascination with electronic gadgets and concerns about […]

  • NEWS
    To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

    A schematic of the P3HT film, showing regions that are able to subtly swell to let in ion molecules. Credit: Rajiv Giridharagopal That conclusion might crop up during divorce proceedings, or describe a diplomatic row. But scientists designing polymers that can bridge the biological and electronic divide must also deal with incompatible messaging styles. Electronics […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Amazon joins GST clearance rush with big electronics sale

    With retailers keen to clear stocks before the Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in on 1 July, online retailer Amazon has joined the bandwagon with three-day Smartphone Sale starting from today and will lasting till 21 July, which will cover a range of mainly electronic items. The company is offering deals and discounts on […]

  • COUPONS
    Smart shopping with discount coupons

    CHENNAI: Many people prefer to buy online from the comfort of their homes instead of taking the trouble to physically visit shops, though one can get bargain offers at retail shops. These days, one can get the best price while shopping online, too, through discount coupons. Discount coupon sites Scan popular coupon sites like GrabOn, […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Turning pages with home and garden books

    Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial kickoff to all things summertime. And one of the best things about summer is more time to kick back and read a good book on the beach or in your own backyard sanctuary. But summer reading doesn’t always […]