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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...r II sites, military training areas, and explosive manufacturing
sites. In addition to being explosive, TNT is toxi... Given the proliferation of instruments alongside manufacturing
lines and in battle zones, office buildings, and refineries, it just might be feasible for a consume...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...s and supercapacitors, and investigating different manufacturing
techniques. "Energy storage is an area that can be addressed by nanomanufacturing technologies and our truly inter-disciplinary collaborative activity that brings together advances and expertise in nanotechnology, room-temperature ionic liquids, an...
Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2007
...D, and wireless sensors for advanced monitoring of manufacturing
equipment to more accurately determine maintenance...ipate equipment failures. Such capability improves manufacturing
process efficiency, reduces emissions and prevents costly outages for equipment repairs. Funding for...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
... first synthesized in the 1890s and is used in the manufacturing
process from such everyday products as plastic water bottles, food containers and baby bottles. While laboratory studies have uncovered possible health concerns in animals, there has been considerable debate in the United States and Europe about what...
Macrochem acquires option to license pexiganan
...recent years, there have been many advances in the manufacturing
of peptides, a better understanding of the treatment of diabetic foot infection, improvements in clinical trial design and execution, and more clarity concerning regulatory requirements for topical anti-infectives with the potential market being even...
Tomorrow's green nanofactories
...es. Unlike traditional semiconductor or battery manufacturing
which requires expensive and toxic chemicals, Belchers nanofactories generate little waste, grow at room temperature, and promise to be inexpensive and largely biodegradable. Does all this sound too good to be true" Judge for yourself. Listen to a...
Penn researchers discover how microRNAs control protein synthesis
...in-protein and protein-RNA interactions allows the manufacturing
of proteins to begin. However, the assembly of proteins quickly comes to a standstill when the miRNA-Ago2 complex binds near the back end of a messenger RNA. By analyzing the amino acid sequence of Ago2, Kiriakidou and others uncovered a similarity w...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007
...ensive world-wide effort to develop technology for manufacturing
plastics from vegetable oil, rather then petroleum, has led researchers in Canada to a process for making polyurethane (PUR) plastic sheets from canola oil. In a study scheduled for publication in the July 9 issue of ACSs Biomacromolecules, a monthly...
UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'
...s in technology development, commercialization and manufacturing
firms leapt 140% in 2006 compared with 2005, while...r and $1.3 billion in wind, much of it to increase manufacturing
capacity. Around 40% of the capital invested in solar went towards new technology development. In...
UCR biologists unravel the genetic secrets of black widow spider silk
... she said. Once the pure proteins are harvested, a manufacturing
challenge will be spinning them into silk fibers that have the same remarkable properties as spider spun silk. But several advances have recently been made in artificial spinning methods. When spiders manufacture dragline silk, their silk glands p...
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Geisinger launch new environmental research group
... the country and world, poorly managed industrial, manufacturing
and commercial growth have contributed to ecosystem degradation in northern and central Pennsylvania. The Institute will investigate a wide range of environmental health issues relating to that growth, including: Poisons (toxicants) in the envir...
From ink to optics, study of particle mixtures yields fundamental insights
...wide-ranging practical applications, including the manufacturing
of medicines and optical fibers. Researchers have long tried to use computer simulations to determine the conditions under which colloids will exist in the solid, liquid and gas states -- knowledge that is necessary to capitalize fully on colloidal...
3M Manchester research center to develop vital new science
...ated to developing vital new science applicable to manufacturing
processes, power station planning and analysis of the human body. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Computational And Dynamical Analysis (CICADA - pronounced SIKARDA) - which brings together computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers - is bei...
Generic biologic drugs unlikely to offer significant savings
..., generic biologics probably face higher clinical, manufacturing
and marketing costs to enter the market, according to the researchers. Another barrier for generic biologics is that they probably will not be approved by the FDA as therapeutically equivalent to the reference brand, the researchers said. Generic p...
Nanotechnology provides 'green' path to environmentally sustainable economy
... environmentally-friendly chemicals, materials and manufacturing
processes for older, more polluting ones." The report defines four categories in which nanotechnology applications and environmental interests intersect: Fostering new nanotechnology-enabled products and processes that are environmentally beni...
UC researchers shatter world records with length of latest carbon nanotube arrays
...ch moves the invention into the field of scaled-up manufacturing
for industrial application. Third, we filed a pate...ig area growth on 4-inch wafers, we are leading in manufacturing
extremely long CNT arrays." The Fine Print and Nano Details The UC substrate for growing CNT a...
PFOA and PFOS detected in newborns
...ontact packaging, textiles and carpets, and in the manufacturing
of insecticides. The health impact from exposure to these compounds is not fully known, but previous studies found these compounds could cause tumors and developmental toxicity in laboratory animals at doses much higher than those observed in the Hop...
New report explores nanotechnology's future
...h efforts across a range of possible approaches to manufacturing
and assembling at the nanoscale. About Nanotechnology Nanotechnology entails the measurement, prediction and construction of materials on the scale of atoms and molecules. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, and nanotechnology typically deal...
Trips to the NanoFrontier
...at have the potential to transform everything from manufacturing
to medicine to energy production," said PEN Director David Rejeski. "Whether you are an expert, policymaker, or the 'average' citizen, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the prospects for nanotechnology and how the boundaries of inno...
Plastic with changeable conductivity developed by chemical engineer
... carry an electrical current can be altered during manufacturing
to meet the needs of future electronic devices. ...bers. Producing metal-based wires requires special manufacturing
conditions in addition to the high cost of the metals. Since Loos laboratory submitted their resea...
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