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New biomedical carbons: from Lab to Market
New biomedical carbons: from Lab to Market UK based MAST Carbon has received such service and its new biomedical carbons will soon reach the market through the EU-funded the ProNano project.
Nano Non-Stick Paint For Efficient Shipping
Nano Non-Stick Paint For Efficient Shipping These molecules have a curious relationship with water. One part of the molecule is hydrophilic, so it attracts water molecules. The other part is hydrophobic, so it pushes them away.
Innovative anti-biofouling technologies can make shipping more eco-friendly
Innovative anti-biofouling technologies can make shipping more eco-friendly Organisms, such as algae and barnacles, sticking to the lower structure of ships are increasing the required propulsive power. It is estimated that ships’ fuel consumption could be reduced by up to forty percent by removing those organisms.
Specialized invisible needles make us see surfaces at the nanoscale
Specialized invisible needles make us see surfaces at the nanoscale A cantilever is a very thin single needle currently used for quality control at the nanoscale, but to improve and speed up the process scientists are developing an array of needles, a cantilever array, functioning simultaneously.
The achievement of making an object totally invisible could speed things up
The achievement of making an object totally invisible could speed things up One of the brains behind the invisible cloak is Professor Sir John Pendry at Imperial College London. “The cloak design has been around since 2006 when David Smith and I published our paper, but the first implementations were for radar waves.
Struggling against the malaria parasite
Struggling against the malaria parasite This is a breakthrough in the struggle against the increasingly resistant malaria parasite and the search for improved drugs and effective vaccines.
The Plastic Trailer: a green revolution in transport
The Plastic Trailer: a green revolution in transport The new composite material contains double the volume of glass fibres compared to common composites and thus is extremely stabile.
Prof. Kypros Pilakoutas: “An economic, long lasting and energy efficient material”
Prof. Kypros Pilakoutas: “An economic, long lasting and energy efficient material” There are 5 582 000 kilometres of road network in the European Union that have to be kept up. A never ending task regarding the damages caused annually. Repairing potholes, car ruts and cracks disturbs the flow of traffic.
Recycled Streets
Recycled Streets Extremely hot or cold periods are a serious problem to road surfaces: many cracks, potholes and car ruts are the consequence.
The Connected Traveller
The Connected Traveller The idea is that all vehicles and road infrastructure such as road signs, parking spaces or tolling stations will communicate with each other to create and share new kind of travel and traffic information.
Hormones on Diet
Hormones on Diet It is a damning neologism of our age, a new word combining the threat of two major health problems of epidemic-like proportions. In Europe alone, around 33 million adults are expected to be suffering from type-2 diabetes by 2010.
“On top of the sea level rise, London is sinking already”
“On top of the sea level rise, London is sinking already” “It’s around one metre, bang there in the middle”. Professor Tim Lenton, professor of Earth Systems Science at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, sounds very pleased when he hears that policy-makers now officially revise the estimated sea level rise for London to around +94 cm within a century.
Palms, a reliable climate change indicator in Europe
Palms, a reliable climate change indicator in Europe Lovingly tended to as far as Kristianstad in Sweden, palms have never had it so good in Northern European gardens. The UK, which has not had a seriously cold winter for about 10 years, is a case in point.
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections are remarkably resilient and can develop ways to survive drugs meant to kill or weaken them.
Restoring the Magic of a Miracle Drug
Restoring the Magic of a Miracle Drug “We need our own kind of Kyoto treaty for antibiotics: the point is, we should treat antibiotics as a non-renewable source”, says professor Antonio Cassone, research director of the Italian Istituto Superiore di Sanità.
Growing Ecologic Buildings
Growing Ecologic Buildings Reducing the energy requirements of buildings is an absolute priority in Europe. The energy demonstration project SARA has developed several public-access eco-buildings in France, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, UK and Uzbekistan.
No Bees No Fruits
No Bees No Fruits Scientists of the European research project ALARM (Assessing LArge scale Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods) achieved an alarming result: pollinators and insect-pollinated plants in Britain and the Netherlands are declining in parallel.
Click where You Look
Click where You Look Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) is a project that has gathered together Europe's leading experts in computer-integrated eye tracking. The benefit of their work goes to all citizens with physical motor impairments.
London below Sea Level
London below Sea Level London planners should prepare for the possibility that the sea level rise will be up +94 centimetres by the end of this century.
Wendy Sadler
Wendy Sadler A decrease in the number of students choosing a scientific path is threatening the future of European research. In order to tackle this problem, female researchers in the UK have been setting up tens of associations to increase the presence and role of women in Science.
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