Archive for September, 2012

Cellulose structures make colors that never fade

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a way to capture the intense, no-fade colour in a particular plant that could be replace pigments used in industry with natural plant extracts in products. The Pollia condensata plant (sometimes called the marble berry)- a species that grows wild the forests of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and other African […]

QR Codes Could Reduce Counterfeiting Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of South Dakota and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology published a report this week that suggests QR codes could be used on banknotes to prevent counterfeiting. According to the report, published in IOP Publishing’s journal Nanotechnology, the QR code “will add an increased level of security over existing […]

Südafrika führt neue Banknoten ein

Der Staat Südafrika hat eine neue Serie von Geldscheinen vorgestellt, die das Abbild des früheren Staatspräsidenten Nelson Mandela tragen. “Wir sind sehr erfreut, diese neue Gruppe von Banknoten einzuführen. Sie spiegelt den Stolz unseres Landes wider und zollt auch Tribut an eine weltweit überaus geschätzte Persönlichkeit,” sagte der Gouverneur der südafrikanischen Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus. […]

South Africa Unveils Mandela Banknotes

The central bank of South Africa unveiled a new series of banknotes featuring the image of former president Nelson Mandela. “We are pleased to issue this new series of banknotes which reflects South Africa’s pride as a nation and pays tribute to a much-loved world icon,” said Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus. The banknotes series […]