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- CLS Tunes Graphene, A Futuristic Supermaterial
Date: August 19, 2014
The Star Phoenix "CLS tunes graphene, a futuristic supermaterial" August 19, 2014 In 2024, you might fold your iPad like a piece of paper before you slip it into your wallet. That’s thanks to graphene, a supermaterial that’s stronger than steel, conducts electricity better than copper, yet is flexible like fabric. Researchers at Saskatoon’s Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron are some of many across the globe studying the material that may one day replace silicon in the tech ...
- Three-Dimensional Printing of Organs and Tissues for Transplants: Bio-Inks
Date: July 30, 2014
Examiner.com (Atlanta, GA: 22.7 million unique monthly visits) "Three-dimensional printing of organs and tissues for transplants: Bio-inks" July 30, 2014 Biofabrication is a young industry that includes printing whole new organs for transplants. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them. In the American Chemical Society's (ACS') journal Langmuir, scientists are reporting new understanding about the dynamics of 3-D ...
- Water Leads to Chemical That Gunks Up Biofuels Production
Date: August 20, 2014
Science Daily (Sandy Hook, CT: 6.8 million unique monthly visits) "Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production" August 20, 2014 Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions. The study, which was reported online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society, can help ...
- Researchers Develop Gel That Wards Off Superbugs
Date: August 19, 2014
Yahoo! News (Sunnyvale, CA: 110 million unique monthly visits) "Researchers develop gel that wards off superbugs" August 19, 2014 A team of researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University in Canada has made a breakthrough in the war on hospital superbugs, have used natural proteins to develop an innovative antibacterial gel that kills the dreaded Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli. The potion is capable of breaking down bacteria coating called biofilm which has roughly the same consistency ...
- Turning Waste From Rice, Parsley And Other Foods Into Biodegradable Plastic
Date: August 23, 2014
RedOrbit (Dallas, TX: 7.5 million unique monthly visits) "Turning Waste From Rice, Parsley And Other Foods Into Biodegradable Plastic" August 23, 2014 Your chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, scientists are now reporting. The novel process they developed and their results, which could help the world deal with its agricultural and plastic waste problems, appear in the ACS journal Macromolecules … Synthetic plastics persist for hundreds or thousands ...