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    • 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...
    • New Findings Lead to Increase in Nanoclusters Melting Point (Fars News Agency)- October 6, 2009
    • Due to their higher surface areas, nanoclusters are more sensitive and selective as catalysts or sensors. For instance, platinum or platinum alloy nanoclusters have wide applications as hydrogen sensors. "Investigations on melting properties and their impacts on structural shape improves synthesis of metallic nanoclusters and leads to better understanding of their potential applications," Hamed Akbarzadeh, one of the researchers told INIC. "Metallic nanoclusters are receiving interests because o... More...
    • Using Nanotechnology to Improve Photocatalytic Efficiencies for Water Treatment (The A to Z of Nanotechnology)- October 1, 2009
    • Heterogeneous photocatalysis involves the use of a semi-conducting material which can be excited by the absorption of light. The applications of photocatalysis include water treatment and purification, air treatment and purification, and 'self-cleaning' surfaces. Photosynthetic applications are also widely reported including photoelectrolytic water splitting, CO2 reduction and organic synthesis. There are a wide range of materials employed in photocatalytic research and application... More...
    • Putting a strain on nanowires could yield colossal results (IDTechEx)- September 25, 2009
    • Structural irregularities in correlated electron materials a phenomenon known as "phase inhomogeneity" could be engineered at the sub-micron scale to achieve such desired properties as colossal magnetoresistance.rnIn finally answering an elusive scientific question, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that the selective placement of strain can alter the electronic phase and its spatial arrangement in correlated electron... More...
    • New Computer Simulation Helps Explain Folding In Important Cellular Protein (Science Daily)- August 7, 2009
    • ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2009) — Most parts of living organisms come packaged with ribbons. The ribbons are proteins—chains of amino acids that must fold into three-dimensional structures to work properly. But when for any reason the ribbons fold incorrectly, bad things can happen, and in humans misfolded-protein disorders include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Scientists have for the past three decades tried to understand what makes proteins fold into functional units and why it ha... More...
    • New Paratherm HR Heat Transfer Fluid: Higher Temperature Stability Leads To Longer Fluid Life (Paratherm Corporation )- August 6, 2009
    • Paratherm Corporation recently introduced the new Paratherm HR Heat Transfer Fluid, which expands the high temperature range for processing applications. The product is an alkylated-aromatic based heat transfer fluid formulated for closed-loop liquid-phase heating to 650°F in fired heaters and 675°F in waste-heat recovery and full convection heaters. With proper maintenance (an annual fluid analysis) the fluid has a lifespan of 5-8 years and targets industry applications ... More...
    • Clone Power Completes License for Engines To Generate Electricity from Waste Oil (Business Wire)- August 4, 2009
    • The license provides Phoenix Power with exclusive North American and Australian rights to develop and sell power generator systems utilizing Cyclone’s award-winning external combustion engines, which will run on waste oil fuels such as used motor oil from cars, trucks and busses. Phoenix Power is an affiliate of Atlantic Systems Group of Harrisonburg, VA, which is in the business of designing and building automotive oil change and service facilities throughout the United States, along with the... More...
    • UNESCO adopts new international thermodynamic seawater equation (Thaindian)- August 1, 2009
    • Washington, August 1 (ANI): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved and adopted the new international thermodynamic equation of state for seawater called TEOS-10. A complex, dynamic mixture of dissolved minerals, salts, and organic material, seawater has historically presented difficulties in terms of determining its physical chemical properties. For 30 years, climate models have relied on a series of equations called the International Equation ... More...