From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives

craft are equipped with redundant control surfaces to enhance maneuvering capability. It is important to find the most effective combinations of these surfaces so that the aircraft is not carrying unnecessary weight and complex hydraulic systems, which detracts from its performance. It is also important that the optimal combinations be calculated in real-time so that the fly-by-wire control system can adapt to control system damage and failures while in flight. Durham's patented method has been exhaustively tested in Virginia Tech's manned-flight simulator, and demonstrates clear advantages over other methods used to distribute the control efforts.

Seshu Desu, a former professor of electrical engineering and materials science and engineering, and John Senkevich, a former student, invented a "Near-Room Temperature Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition of Oxide Films" (Patent No. 6,316,055), which has been licensed to Quester Technologies Inc. This invention discloses methods for depositing SiO2 and other oxide dielectric materials using a near room temperature thermal chemical vapor deposition process. The films have chemical, physical, optical, and electrical properties similar to or better than those of oxide films deposited using conventional, high temperature methods. The films of the invention are useful in the manufacture of semiconductor devices of sub-micron feature size and for food packaging.

Life sciences

Thomas J. Inzana, professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, and former graduate student Christine Ward received a patent for "Recombinant Vaccine for Diseases Caused by Encapsulated Organisms" (No. 6,326,001), which has been licensed to American Home Products (now Wyeth Home Products). The patent is for vaccines to prevent diseases caused by normally encapsulated organisms. The vaccines are produced by genetically modifying key genes that encode for c

Contact: Mike Martin
Virginia Tech

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related biology news :

1. AACR applauds NCI initiative on nanotechnology
2. Researchers show how to assemble building blocks for nanotechnology
3. New textbook introduces students to the foundations, applications of nanotechnology
4. The future of nanotechnology
5. Researchers probe link between nanotechnology and health
6. Gulf between rich, poor will grow if high-profile nanotechnology opponents prevail: ethics experts
7. Intel and Fred Hutchinson to explore the use of nanotechnology tools for early disease detection
8. Integration of nanotechnology with biology and medicine will result in major medical advances
9. Rice University announces nanotechnology research agreement with IBM
10. Rice center to study therapeutic and environmental imapct of nanotechnology
11. UW, PNNL think big, aim small with creation of joint nanotechnology institute

Post Your Comments:

(Date:9/30/2015)... , Sept. 30, 2015  The global glucose monitoring ... for 2015. So says a new report on the industry ... management segment dominate the market, followed by continuous glucose monitoring ... reports on the market for these products in its latest ... ...
(Date:9/28/2015)... 2015  The monitoring of vital signs, such ... is an essential component of patient assessment. Changes ... in a patient,s condition. However, in general care ... taken during routine observation rounds only once every ... between these observation rounds, the warning signs can ...
(Date:9/26/2015)... 2015  Results of a TactioRPM pilot project ... at the Stanford Medicine X Conference. In a ... Connected Health Devices and Pharmacogenomics", Roger Simard ... explain how senior patients equipped with connected health ... via the TactioRPM remote patient monitoring platform were ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/9/2015)... Inc., (NASDAQ: PULM ) will be webcasting the Company,s ... th Annual BIO Investor Forum on Tuesday, October 20, ... --> th Annual BIO Investor Forum on Tuesday, ... --> Pulmatrix will be presenting at the ... October 15, 2015 at 8:30 am EDT. Additionally, the Company ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... PALM BEACH, Fla. , Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of ... Head of Environment Sector, succeeding Nir Nimrodi ... Development.  Mr. Vaillancourt will direct Intrexon,s endeavors to generate ... North America , where he held a ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... WAYNE, Pa. , Oct. 8, 2015  Clarkston ... announced the call for applications for the 2016 Clarkston ... in a life sciences related field of study, a ... the selected Clarkston Scholar will receive exposure to the ... participation in Pennsylvania Bio events over the course of ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... RICHARDSON, Texas , Oct. 8, 2015 The 2015 ... graduate of The University of Texas at Dallas. Aziz ... from UT Dallas in 1977, is one ... detailing how cells continuously monitor and repair damaged DNA on a ... PhD in molecular and cell biology from UT Dallas ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: