New Invention in Textile – Auto regulatory Fabric

Hello, readers. Sharing a news about auto regulatory fabric invention by ‘the scientist of University of Maryland.

Source of the story : Scientists-develop-first-fabric-automatically-cool-or-insulate-depending-conditions

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Despite decades of innovation in fabrics with high-tech thermal properties that keep marathon runners cool or alpine hikers warm, there has never been a material that changes its insulating properties in response to the environment. Until now. 

University of Maryland researchers have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it depending on conditions.  For example, when conditions are warm and moist, such as those of a sweating body on a summer day, the fabric allows infrared radiation (radiant heat) to pass through. When conditions become cooler and drier, the fabric reduces the heat that escapes.  Infrared radiation is a primary way the body releases heat and is the focus of this new technology.

A paper on their work was just published in in the journal Science.

“This is the first technology that allows us to dynamically gate [regulate] infrared radiation,” said YuHuang Wang, a UMD professor of chemistry and biochemistry and one of the paper’s corresponding authors.

The researchers created the fabric from specially engineered yarn coated with a conductive metal that allows. Under hot, humid conditions, the strands of yarn compact and activate the coating, which changes the way the fabric interacts with infrared radiation to allows more heat . They refer to the action as “gating” of infrared radiation, which acts as a tunable blind to transmit or block heat.

The base yarn for this new textile is created with fibers made of two different synthetic materials—one absorbs water and the other repels it. The strands are coated with carbon nanotubes, a special class of lightweight, carbon-based, conductive metal. Because materials in the fibers both resist and absorb water, the fibers warp when exposed to humidity such as that surrounding a sweating body. That distortion brings the strands of yarn closer together, which does two things. First, it opens the pores in the fabric. This has a small cooling effect because it allows heat to escape. Second, and most importantly, it modifies the electromagnetic coupling between the carbon nanotubes in the coating.

“You can think of this coupling effect like the bending of a radio antenna to change the wavelength or frequency it resonates with,” Wang said. “It’s a very simplified way to think of it, but imagine bringing two antennae close together to regulate the kind of electromagnetic wave they pick up. When the fibers are brought closer together, the radiation they interact with changes. In clothing, that means the fabric interacts with the heat radiating from the human body.”

Depending on the tuning, the fabric either blocks infrared radiation or allows it to pass through. The reaction is almost instant, so before people realize they’re getting hot, the garment could already be cooling them down. On the flip side, as a body cools down, the dynamic gating mechanism works in reverse to trap in heat.

“The human body is a perfect radiator. It gives off heat quickly,” said Min Ouyang, a professor of physics at UMD and the paper’s other corresponding author. “For all of history, the only way to regulate the radiator has been to take clothes off or put clothes on. But this fabric is a true bidirectional regulator.”

According to the Science paper, this is first textile shown to be able to regulate heat exchange with the environment.

“This pioneering work provides an exciting new switchable characteristic for comfort-adjusting clothing,” said Ray Baughman, a professor of chemistry at the University of Texas who was not involved in the study. “Textiles were known that increase porosity in response to sweat or increasing temperature, as well as textiles that transmit the infrared radiation associated with body temperatures. However, no one before had found a way to switch both the porosity and infrared transparency of a textile so as to provide increased comfort in response to environmental conditions.”

More work is needed before the fabric can be commercialized, but according to the researchers, materials used for the base fiber are readily available and the carbon coating can be easily added during standard dying process.

“I think it’s very exciting to be able to apply this gating phenomenon to the development of a textile that has the ability to improve the functionality of clothing and other fabrics,” Ouyang said.

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April Invitations 2019

Hello, Healthy people

If you are regular reader here… Then you must be knowing that last year I have started #aprilinvitations to feature new blogger’s blog posts on my site.

Topics to write on are Health , Healthy lifestyle ,Exercising, Diet, Healthy food , Healthy recipes, Environmental awareness poetry, Anything else related to health. You can also share your treatment stories or your family’s treatment stories.

Requesting all my readers to participate. You have to share your article / story / poetry to my email address – sytlewedsfashion@gmail.com. with your descriptive profile. ( Name, Type of blogger, How much time you have spent in the blogging world?, What else you do other than blogging?, etc.)

I am going to make the posts professionally so above informations will be required. Would love to get your posts soon. Do share it especially to new bloggers in your contacts.

Not at all compulsory but if you are thinking about any different topic to share than why not this all topics? Do share them at mail.

 STAY HEALTHY, STAY HAPPY 

Why You consume Soft drinks?

Hello buddies, Hope you all are getting healthy knowledge from my blog. Must read & share all the post if you are interested to be health and make your community healthy.

Today’s talk is about Soft Drinks. Why you consume soft drinks? You really love them, Are you sure ? You love them as a drink for energy? or for taste? or for your digestion? For what reason you consume soft drinks? You can answer it in the comments. So give the the answer first and then read further.

What is soft drink? It is a high fructose, caffeinated beverage.

Consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks and fructose is strongly associated with an increased risk of Gout in men, finds study published by The British Medical Journal.

Okay, don’t consider that it is risky for only men. It is not at all beneficial to any age human. Not for women , not for your child , because soft drink consumption is associated with aggression, depression and suicidal thoughts in adolescents. Aggression , attention problems and withdrawal behavior are all associated with soft drink consumption in young children.

You may find soft drinks beneficial when you are thirsty in summers, especially. But that is only for your mind. Soft drinks doesn’t serves any benefit for your dehydration. The first fluid you drink to re-hydrate following a period of dehydration should be plain water not a sugar-ladden drink.

New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. “The consumption of soft drinks during and following exercise in the heat does not re-hydrate,” the researchers explained. ”

Have you find any other good reason to drink sot drinks at anytime for any need?

Thank you for being here. Share it in your family and friends to apprise them.

STAY HEALTHY, STAY HAPPY.

Are you sprinkling Salt or Plastic ?

Hello Readers,  Coming back after so long with this post ,  An eye opener post.  Always love to share healthy information and here again with that.

Presently every food contains some unwanted unhealthy nutrients. either to keep them fresh for long or during their production/manufacturing or for taste betterment. Today’s information is on Salt, the basic needed ingredient in almost every meal.

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain micro-plastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia.

The study, which has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, analyzed 39 various salt brands globally, showing that plastic contamination in sea salt was highest, followed by lake salt, then rock salt – an indicator of the levels of plastic pollution in the areas where the salt was sourced.Only three of the salt brands studied did not contain any microplastic particles in the replicated samples.

Recent studies have found plastics in sea food, wildlife, tap water, and now in salt. It’s clear that there is no escape from these plastics crisis, especially as it continues to leak into our waterways and oceans,” said Mikyoung Kim, Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia. “We need to stop plastic pollution at its source. For the health of people and our environment, it is incredibly important that corporations reduce their reliance on throwaway plastics immediately.”

The study highlights Asia as a HotSpot for global plastic pollution meaning that the ecosystem and human health in Asian marginal seas could potentially be at greater risk because of severe maritime micro-plastics pollution.

Assuming intake of 10 grams per day of salt, the average adult consumer could ingest approximately 2000 micro-plastics each year through salt alone, as the study suggest.

“The findings suggest that human ingestion of micro-plastics via marine products is strongly related to plastic emissions in a given region,” said Professor Kim, Seung-Kyu, corresponding author of the study. “In order to limit our exposure to micro-plastics,preventative measures are required, such as controlling the environmental discharge of mismanaged plastics and more importantly, reducing plastic waste” he added.

So that’s it guys , Reduce your plastic use for your upcoming generation’s health and of-course for your health. See what you are eating at present and what people will eat in future – Plastic Plastic and Plastic ?

Reference : Greenpeace International

 

Thank you for Reading.

Stay Healthy , Stay Happy. 

 

 

Relaxing Reiki : A Quick nap during a Day

Hello beautiful Souls..  I hope and pray that you always be blessed with positive energy within & around you.

I am practicing reiki since 2012 & this year I found something new about it. It is very usual with any reiki practitioner, but I found it later so sharing it with you today.

Whenever I feel tired and I thought I need some more sleeping hours to charge my body and mind; I started reiki flow lying in bed in silence,  within half  an hour everything gets sorted. Reiki charges my body and mind within half an hour. It relaxes you completely. I feel so fresh and energized after that session. I usually do this in afternoon because I feel tired after working in morning. And I need to get recharged for working more hours in the evening.

Another thing when it helpful is whenever you mess up in troubles and can’t able to find any proper solution then this quick nap will definitely help you by relaxing your mind and find the best possible solution.

Reiki helps me out every time I need it. Reiki changed my life completely & I will be thankful to this positive life energy throughout my life. I would suggest, if you get any chances to experience Reiki Energy or learn it then never miss it. Just give it a try once.


You can share your experiences of Reiki Energy with me in the comments or more in the mailbox. I would love to know and will publish on the blog. You can mail me at sytlewedsfashion@gmail.com

 

STAY HEALTHY, STAY HAPPY. 

Save your Children from STRESS…

Stress is very common condition. You can see it in every human being. There is no one who haven’t deal with the stress once in a lifetime. Most of the time Stress occurs because of the situations, post-traumatic , hormonal imbalance, etc.

Being an adult you can understand what is stress in your feeling and how to deal with it. But in case of children, they doesn’t have any knowledge about stressful feelings, what to do with that feelings so they can’t handle it with their mental situation.

The sources of stress can be external such as a problem at school, changes in the family,  conflict with a friend. Anxious feelings can also be caused by child’s internal feelings like doing well in studies , doing more of their interests.

  • Big changes in the family like divorce, a death or a birth of new sibling.
  • Constantly running from one activity to another can cause a great deal of stress for children, who usually need some me-time every once in while.
  • Children who are bullied often feel embarrassed about being targeted and they may hide the bullying from parents or teachers for fear of drawing attention to their perceived weaknesses.

Parents have to take care of all this things. 

  • Try to understand mental status of your child.
  • Don’t force your child to do the things in which they have least or no interest.
  • Make they to study in stress-free environment at home.
  • Behave like a friend & help them to solve their problems wisely.
  • Try to improve their weaknesses without putting them into competitions for that particular weakness.

Childhood traumas such as living in an abusive home or being neglected, can contribute to a wide array of problems down the road,  including drug and alcohol addiction, depression and anxiety & even Cardiovascular diseases. 

It is very important to save your child from having stress in their early life because chronic stress and anxiety leads to mood disorders & anxiety disorders in Adulthood. 

 

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.

 

An Orange a day is as important as an Apple a day for your Health, Why?

Why this Apple is so famous? Have you all any idea about it? Well well, I am talking about the fruit -Apple, not that iphone company.

By the way that Iphone company Apple also make the apple very well known. But some other things are like since we start learning an Alphabet, the very first alphabet is A and we identity it as A for APPLE. And another is that famous quote for health is “An Apple a day, Keeps the Doctor away.” Remember it? I know who can forget that? 😃

I am not criticising the popularity of Apple. But just like Apple, What do you know about Orange? Except that it is good source of Vitamin C.

Let me tell you guys….Orange is a good source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C,thiamin,folate and potassium.

Flavanoids in Oranges helps to prevent against the eye disease.

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration(eye disease) than people who do not eat oranges.

The research showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges everyday had more than a 60% reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later.

Eating an orange once a week seems to offer significant benefits. Data shows that flavonoids found in oranges appear to help protect against the disease.

Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants found in almost all fruits and vegetables, and they have important anti-inflammatory benefits for the immune system. Common foods which contain flavonoids are tea, apples, red wine and oranges.

For Macular degeneration age is the strongest known risk factor and the disease is more likely to occur after the age of 50. There is currently no cure for the disease. So it’s better to prevent by adding an Orange to your daily diet. ☺

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Does your Child suffering from Childhood Obesity ?

The changing dietary practices and sedentary lifestyle have led to an increased prevalence of childhood obesity in the 6 to 12 year age group children in India.

Obesity is one of the major health problem worldwide. Childhood obesity is a health issue seen in both developed and developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk of health. Childhood obesity is associated with high risk of adulthood obesity and a series of health problems such as insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type II diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease and psychological problems.

According to the WHO, BMI is one of the best indicators for obesity and is classified as underweight (<18.50), normal range(18.50 – 24.99), preobese(25 – 29.99) and obese(>30.00). Obese is further classified as class I, II & III.

Children with BMI above the 95th percentile are termed as Obese. The fundamental cause of obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and expended. There is an increased intake of energy dense foods that are high in fat and sugars but low in vitamins, minerals & other health micro-nutrients.

A trend towards decreased physical activity levels, which is due to the increase in sedentary nature of many forms of recreation activities, change in the modes of transportation and increasing urbanization. With social development, increse in the use of technology by using mobiles, tablets, and computers changes the lifestyle of children and adolescents that leads to lacking of physical activity.

Various exercises have been designed for obesity such as Aerobic exercises, Jogging, Rope jumping, Endurance running & Basketball are found to be effective.

Health education is found to be useful for creating  awareness among the children & parents which include increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as legumes, whole grains and nuts. The study also reported reduction of consumption of meat, snacks, western fast food, eating in restaurants and sugary drinks among children and parents.

Regular physical activity is important for prevention and management of obesity. It also helps in reducing the risk of disease which are caused due to obesity. 

According to current evidences the moderate intensity exercise lasting for 45 – 60 min/day is required to prevent weight gain & 60 – 90 min of moderate exercise is required to sustain long term weight loss.

 

This blog is about sharing knowledge and keep you all informing so that you and your family can be healthy before becoming unhealthy.

STAY HAPPY , STAY HEALTHY. 

Do you Know How Vitamin C can protect your Newborn Babies?

Hello my healthy readers …. Came with a very informative post today. Hope you all will spread awareness on this issue. Participate with me to make a healthy community and share it with your family and friends.

The post most importantly focuses on the women who are smokers and can’t quit their smoking during pregnancies.

Women should put priority to quit smoking during pregnancy. Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm which smoking does to their baby’s lungs by taking Vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial.

Daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their newborn’s pulmonary function. At one year, the study also found that babies whose mothers took vitamin C were less likely to develop wheeze.

The mothers who smoked were randomized to either receive 500mg of supplemental vitamin C everyday or a placebo in addition to the same prenatal vitamin. They were encouraged throughout their pregnancies to quit smoking. On average, the mothers in both arms of the study who could not quit, smoked seven cigarettes a day. In this study there was significant difference in lung function between two groups of babies.

The study did not find a significant difference between two groups of babies in gestational age at delivery, delivery mode, incident of prematurity or birth-weight .

The researchers said that they are not certain why vitamin C has this protective effect on the lungs.

Pregnant smokers who will not or cannot quit despite all efforts, Vitamin C supplementation may be a simple & safe way to help their babies breath better.

Note : This information is based on the study, I am just trying to let the people know about it and encourage all the smoker women to quit smoking while their pregnancies. And try to improve a diet. You should take an advice of your Doctor/ Gynecologist to start Vitamin C supplementation.

STAY HEALTHY , STAY HAPPY

Quick Protein Snack

Hello my healthy readers, I hope you all are fine. After long time sharing a recipe of quick protein snack which I ate today. I used to have it frequently but sharing it just now. Many of you may be love to eat this snack. It about Moong.

Actually It is made from the leftover sabji of moong. We used to eat a dry subji of moong instead of curry. So that we can consume it later also as a snack.

Masala moong Sabji (Dry) :

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups of boiled moong
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped capsicum
  • 3 to 4 Garlic cloves
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste

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Recipe :

Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera. Add chopped onion and capsicum. Fry them on medium high flame. Then add garlic and tomato. A pinch of salt to cook fast with slowing down the flame. When all vegetables are cooked then add dry masalas. And give it a mix. Now add the main ingredient moong. Add some salt. And mix well. Cook for a while. Add half lemon’s juice. And a half tsp of sugar for tangy taste. Garnish it with coriander. Sabji is ready to serve with Roti.

Left over sabji serves a need of protein snack just by adding some more ingredients for a great taste. I have chosen the aloosev. You can choose any flavour of sev. Simple sev/ aloosev/palaksev etc. Variety of flavours available in the market. Then you can also add pomegranate for sweetness and if needed then half tsp of lemon juice.

Do try it, if you never tried. Share your thoughts in the comments below and Enjoy the snack.

STAY HEALTHY, STAY HAPPY.

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