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    • Nanobubbles 'jackhammer' cancer cells (Science News)- February 5, 2010
    • HOUSTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists at Rice University say they've used nanobubbles to target and explode individual diseased cancer cells. Physicists Dmitri Lapotko and Jason Hafner created the nanobubbles by placing gold nanoparticles in cancer cells and then zapping them with short laser pulses, the university said in a release. "The bubbles work like a jackhammer," Lapotko said, noting the goal is to identify and treat unhealthy cells early, before a disease progresses. Lapotko first used th... More...
    • Download full size image Applied Electric Field Can Significantly Improve Hydrogen Storage Properties (Red Orbit)- February 3, 2010
    • An international team of researchers has identified a new theoretical approach that may one day make the synthesis of hydrogen fuel storage materials less complicated and improve the thermodynamics and reversibility of the system. Many researchers have their sights set on hydrogen as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal that contain carbon, pollute the environment and contribute to global warming. Known to be the most abundant element in the universe, hy... More...
    • Scientist Xavier Noblin wins prize from The Journal of Experimental Biology (Cote dAzur)- January 27, 2010
    • This Côte d’Azur researcher from the CNRS won this year's JEB Outstanding Paper Prize awarded for the best article published by a young scientist. The prize is awarded in recognition of an outstanding achievement and is intended to encourage young scientists,’ according to Hans Hoppleler, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Experimental Biology . Dr. Xavier Noblin received the distinction for his paper on ‘Surface tension propulsion of fungal spores’. A physics graduat... More...
    • CD-adapco unveils latest version of industry leading engine simulation toolkit (Cad Cam News)- January 19, 2010
    • CD-adapco has announced the release of new versions of STAR-CD and es-ice, which together make up leading industrial toolkit for engine simulation. “With an ever-increasing emphasis on emissions and energy sustainability – from legislators and consumers alike – challenges for Powertrain teams continue to grow, Whether it’s a new fuel, new combustion model or a new lightweight material, realistic simulation is an integral tool in successfully bringing new technologies to market” said CD... More...
    • CER Signs $23 Million Contract for Two Heat Recovery System Installations in China (MarketWatch)- January 16, 2010
    • A Return Customer, Hubei Sanning Chemical Co. Orders CER Systems for New and Existing Sulfuric Acid Plants. SHANGHAI, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- China Energy Recovery Inc. /quotes/comstock/11i!cgyv (CGYV 1.20, +0.01, +0.84%) ("CER"), an international leader in the design, fabrication, installation and servicing of waste heat recovery systems, announced today that it signed a contract with Hubei Sanning Chemical Co. Ltd. to manufacture and install two, large-scale waste heat recovery... More...
    • Technique Finds Gene Regulatory Sites Without Knowledge Of Regulators (Red Orbit)- November 19, 2009
    • A new statistical technique developed by researchers at the University of Illinois allows scientists to scan a genome for specific gene-regulatory regions without requiring prior knowledge of the relevant transcription factors. The technique has been experimentally validated in both the mouse genome and the fruit fly genome. "Our statistical approach is more widely applicable than other approaches, and is especially useful for investigating gene regulatory networks with relatively little prior c... More...
    • Nanotech in Space: Rensselaer Experiment To Weather the Trials of Orbit (Nano Tech Wire)- November 12, 2009
    • The project, funded by the U.S. Air Force Multi University Research Initiative (MURI), seeks to test the performance of the new nanocomposites in orbit. Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry the samples to the International Space Station (ISS). The materials will then be mounted to the station’s outer hull in a Passive Experiment Carrier (PEC), and exposed to the rigors of space. Rensselaer professors Linda Schadler, of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Thierry Blanchet, of ... More...
    • Underground mine ventilation subject of study (PHYSorg)- November 12, 2009
    • The Virginia Tech mining and minerals engineering department has received a $1.24 million, five-year contract by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study the effects of roof falls, bumps, or explosions on underground mine ventilation systems. Kray Luxbacher, an assistant professor with the College of Engineering's mining department, is serving as principal investigator of the study. She will be supported by fellow faculty members Saad Ragab, a professor in the d... More...
    • Researchers develop self-healing polymers at the nanoscale (Nano Tech Wire)- November 6, 2009
    • One could also imagine a multi-layered coating for a doorknob. The outer layer is designed to be microbially resistant, while the remaining layer contains properties that adhere to the doorknob. When an individual with a cold touches the doorknob, the anti-microbial agents immediately kill the bacteria before they can spread. Meanwhile, the adhesive properties keep the coating in place. A collaboration of polymer scientists at ORNL is using the Liquids Reflectometer at the Spallation Neutron Sou... More...
    • Palls New Ion Exchange Membrane Capsules Improve Biotechnology Process Economics (Pharmaceutical Online)- October 14, 2009
    • Mustang Q XT chromatography capsules help process developers reduce purification time, increase throughput and cut costly buffer consumption. Pall Life Sciences, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, introduces Mustang Q XT ion exchange chromatography capsules in a new re-usable format, offering flexibility and high performance for process chromatography. The open-pore structure of Mustang membrane makes these capsules especially useful in high flow rate contaminant removal... More...