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Tweaking Mother Nature’s chemistry box
Tweaking Mother Nature’s chemistry box Natural enzymes are very clever molecular machines. They are the catalyst for many of nature’s chemical transformations. And the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined.
Marco Borga: Flash floods predictions, subject to models’ limitations
Marco Borga: Flash floods predictions, subject to models’ limitations Flash floods are very localised weather events. They are mostly triggered by heavy rainfall. Typically, over a period of less than 12 hours. They occur very infrequently at any one place.
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs Many people in Europe are critical of genetically modified (GM) food, due to safety concerns. A Eurobarometer survey, published in 2010, revealed that the European public tends to be worried on a “mediate level” about GM food , with people in Austria being particularly concerned.
Revamping nanotubes
Revamping nanotubes Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are set to become an important material for the future. That’s because they are light, robust, and highly conductive, both electrically and thermally whilst still being chemically stable.
Waste models as green crystal balls
Waste models as green crystal balls By 2030, two planets might not be sufficient to sustain human activities. Estimates suggest that we are currently using resources equivalent of 1.5 planets . And the trend is going upwards.
The big picture is the greener picture
The big picture is the greener picture The building sector has become much greener. To get such credentials it has adopted methods borrowed from other industries, such as life cycle analysis ( LCA ), which looks at the environmental impact of a building at every stage from its creation to its decommissioning.
Mitigating our carbon footprint
Mitigating our carbon footprint Scientists keep producing increasingly complex modelling tools to evaluate urgently needed mitigating strategies of our carbon footprint .  However, it is policy makers who have to decide on measures to curb our CO2 emissions.
Realising the scale of chronic disease
Realising the scale of chronic disease Medical experts pointed to non-infectious diseases—diabetes, cancer and heart disease— as a ticking time bomb at a recent meeting of health experts at the European Health Forum in Gastein, Austria.
The hunt for stowaway bugs
The hunt for stowaway bugs Custom officers are not the only ones with a keen interest in luggage content. Scientists too want to know what travellers are bringing into European airports.
Nanoparticle therapeutics helping hearing disorders
Nanoparticle therapeutics helping hearing disorders Due to different anatomic and physiological barriers it is hard to treat hearing disorders by using conventional systemic drug delivery. Therefore scientists are investigating different ways to locally apply drugs using nanoparticles.
A new detection system reveals terrorist attacks on water supply networks
A new detection system reveals terrorist attacks on water supply networks In the 21st century several countries have suffered great losses after terrorist attacks. Although the risk of bioterrorist attacks or accidental contamination of our water supply network is low, the consequences could be fatal.
Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water
Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water The technology uses several nano-biological sensors to monitor the presence of several bioterrorism agents in drinking water.
The latest developments in nanotechnology for solar energy
The latest developments in nanotechnology for solar energy A researcher who is using nanotechnology on the active layer of organic solar cells is Dr.
Prof. Hermann Knoflacher: “Our car-addicted society is not easy to handle so we have to make changes step by step to improve sustainable mobility”
Prof. Hermann Knoflacher: “Our car-addicted society is not easy to handle so we have to make changes step by step to improve sustainable mobility” You have studied the effects of technology and growth on sustainable mobility. What conclusions did you reach? We live in a totally man-made environment and the effects of living in this environment were not known.
Early detection of lung cancer through breath tests
Early detection of lung cancer through breath tests Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. In many cases, the sooner cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better a person's chance for a full recovery.
Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives"
Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives" Cancer – one of the most widespread diseases of the industrialised West. Lung cancer is the most common among these. It is caused by smoking, air pollution and genetic predisposition – killing 240.
A New Light on Progeria
A New Light on Progeria Whenever lamin mutations occur, the regulation of progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation in highly regenerative tissues, such as skin and muscles, spins out of control.
The Secret of Sudden Death
The Secret of Sudden Death Unlocking the mystery of that 5% of sudden cardiac deaths which are not caused by any apparent anatomic abnormality points to a group of inherited gene mutations in the heart’s ion channels.
Breathtaking Fight Against Cancer
Breathtaking Fight Against Cancer A new revolutionary method has been developed by a European consortium of scientists to improve diagnosis of lung cancer, with clinical study centers in Innsbruck and Rostock.
Green Housing Estate
Green Housing Estate Our future depends on energy, and as households and cars currently contribute to more than 50% of all energy consumption in the EU, new energy-efficient architecture can be an important approach to bring this percentage down.
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