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Kya Aapke Toothpaste Mein Zinc Hai?

(Does your toothpaste contains Zinc?)Zinc is generally recognized as a metal that is heavily used for construction and galvanization purposes. Other than the industrial applications, Zinc plays a significant role towards dental hygiene. Bad breath or halitosis is caused when there are signs of tooth decays, which produces sulphur compounds that are reasons for foul odour. Mouthwash might mask the ... Read More »

Do we build infrastructure to last for years?

Coastal salts (i.e. sodium, calcium and magnesium chlorides) can create a corrosive environment for any infrastructure across the world, the reason being humid  and saline climate. The only remedy is to use galvanized steel (the zinc coated steel) that provides the much needed strength to the rebars.  Using galvanised steel, Delhi’s Lotus Temple structure has been built to last for ... Read More »

Qualcomm Secures Regulator Approval for NXP Deal

Qualcomm has received approval from European regulators for its proposed $38 billion acquisition of Dutch automotive chip maker NXP Semiconductors, a key milestone in pushing the deal forward. The San Diego wireless technology giant also gained approval for the deal in South Korea. Now the acquisition has gotten the go-ahead from eight of the nine required regulatory agencies around the ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab Challenges Homeland Security Software Ban

Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based software vendor accused of keeping close ties to the Russian government, has asked a D.C. federal court judge to block a Department of Homeland Security directive prohibiting U.S. agencies from using its products. Attorneys for Kaspersky filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Wednesday that would put a pause on the government-wide ban, Binding Operational Directive ... Read More »

WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out App Aimed at Small Businesses

Many of WhatsApp’s more than 1 billion users already employ the mobile messaging application to communicate with small businesses, but entrepreneurs around the world will soon have a separate, dedicated app for chatting with their customers. Yesterday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp said it had begun rolling out WhatsApp Business for Android users in the U.S. and four other markets: Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, ... Read More »

M&M’s arm aims to reduce losses in FY18: Report

Mahindra and Mahindra’s (M&M) subsidiary — Mahindra Two Wheelers (MTWL) — is reportedly aiming to reduce its losses in FY18 to sub Rs 1 billion levels from Rs 4.71 billion in FY17. Besides, the company is planning to launch new variants of its premium bike Mojo in the coming quarters. It has got a brand new BSA bike in the ... Read More »

Zinc in Space…

When NASA scientists needed a coating that could withstand the extreme temperatures of space travel, they turned to Zinc Oxide. Researchers were able to develop a Zinc-based coating capable of withstanding thermal cycling between 180˚C and -180˚C, and the bombardment of ultraviolet exposure equivalent to 19,000 sun hours. The Zinc-Oxide coating is now routinely used to protect components of spacecraft, which ... Read More »

Zinc and steel producers close in on the next technological leap for producing galvanised auto body material

Steel has been used to make automobiles since the early 1900s but corrosion resistance features became standard in vehicles beginning in the early 1980s when Japanese cars gained entrance to the U.S. market. North American-made vehicles were having “real rust problems” that couldn’t be fought merely with heavier, and more expensive, paint. By the mid-1980s, one really had to galvanize ... Read More »

“Fish-plate, Not Being Fishy !!”

Many of us would not know about “Fish-plate” in Railways. .. a little definition how this word has been derived… A fish-plate is a metal or wooden plate that is bolted to the sides at the ends of two rails. Derived from the French word ‘Fiche’ – which means a Peg, or ‘Fichier – which means to fasten, thus a fish-plate means a plate that ... Read More »

Citing National Security, Lawmakers Urge AT&T To Sever Ties with Huawei

National security concerns raised by Chinese tech firms including Huawei, one of the world’s largest cellphone makers, have caused congress members to quietly pressure AT&T towards cutting ties with that company and others, Reuters reported Tuesday. Lawmakers lobbied AT&T to walk away this month from a deal to sell Huawei smartphones to U.S. customers, and companies with ties to Huawei ... Read More »