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Drilling Down To The Nanometer Depths Of Leaves For Biofuels

July 19, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ) By imaging the cell walls of a zinnia leaf down to the nanometer scale, energy researchers have a better idea about how to turn plants into biofuels. A team from Lawrence Livermore led by Michael Thelen, in collaboration with researchers...

Pitt Team Designs Artificial Cells That Communicate And Cooperate Like Biological Cells, Ants

July 19, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Pittsburgh ) University of Pittsburgh researchers designed "biologically inspired" artificial cells capable of self-organizing into independent groups that can communicate and cooperate, behaving like complex natural organisms.

NASA Grant Supports Center For Astrobiology In Search For Conditions Of Life In The Universe

July 19, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) The New York Center for Astrobiology will widen the scope of its search for the building blocks of life beyond Earth with the help of a new NASA grant. Based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the center is devoted to investigating the origins...


ACP Medical Laboratory Evaluation Program Gains Approval From CAP Accreditation Program

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American College of Physicians ) The American College of Physicians' Medical Laboratory Evaluation program recently gained approval to offer certain analytes for use with the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program. The CAP accreditation program is an...

Double-Bellows Seal Valves

July 19, 2010 1:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new double length bellows from Conval allow for the same zero emissions as the reliable single bellows, with over double the Cv in the same pipe size.

Artificial gut frees sewage-eating robot from humans

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

A biomass-powered robot with a digestive system shows it can operate for a week without human help, by feeding, watering and cleansing itself

Green machine: A salty solution for power generation

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Put seawater and fresh water together and electricity flows – now schemes to do it on an industrial scale are beginning to show promise

'Violin fungus' genetically decoded

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

An international team has sequenced the genome of the common split gill mushroom, Schizophyllum commune, a widely distributed fungus which grows on and decomposes wood. It is this ability which scientists have exploited to improve the tonal qualities of wood used to make violins.


Honda to roll out plug-in hybrid car in 2013: report

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is working on a hybrid car that can be recharged at home and an all-electric vehicle, both for release in about three years, the Nikkei business daily reported.

UT Researchers: English Ivy May Give Sunblock A Makeover

July 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have found that nanoparticles in ivy may protect skin from UV radiation at least four times better than the metal-based sunblocks found on store shelves today.

Protect Cooling Systems from Summertime Fatigue

July 19, 2010 12:01 pm | Articles | Comments

Like overheating the engine in your car, the loss of cooling capability from industrial cooling towers during hot summer months can result in a number of serious consequential systemic problems.

Advance Made Toward Communication, Computing At 'terahertz' Speeds

July 19, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Oregon State University ) Physicists in the United States and Germany have discovered a way to use a gallium arsenide nanodevice as a signal processor at "terahertz" speeds, the first time it's been used for this purpose and an important step forward in the new world of optical...

Surge Dampeners Help Reciprocating Pumps Excel

July 19, 2010 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wilden has launched its Saniflo™ Hygienic Series surge dampeners to effectively suppress pulsations associated with reciprocating pumps, thus prolonging equipment life.


Air Products to open office in Abu Dhabi

July 19, 2010 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. said Monday it plans to open an office in Abu Dhabi to expand its business presence in the Middle East.Air Products, which manufactures specialty gasses and materials, also said it will create a subsidiary called Air Products Gulf Gas LLC through a joint venture....

An Ultra-Convenient Ultra-Rack Sump

July 19, 2010 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

UltraTech recently unveiled its Ultra-Rack sump with direct forklift access to wooden pallets as the sump unit stays positioned in the rack when removing pallet and drums.



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