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Scientists have invented paper that can withstand water and fire


While the Chinese have been credited with the invention of paper some 2,000 years ago, this improvement takes the humble material to a whole new generation. 

A research team at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in China has developed what is believed to be the world’s first fire-resistant and water-proof paper.

The paper resists water even when its surface is physically damaged, and is unstained by liquids such as coffee and tea.

It is also able to withstand heat up to 200 degrees Celsius, making it fire-resistant. Read more…

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