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Enzymes Could Make Carbohydrate Synthesis More Cost-Effective

Spain: Organic Chemistry

Enzymes Could Make Carbohydrate Synthesis More Cost-Effective

A team of the Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry and the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the UB (IQTCUB), together with a research group of biological chemistry of the University of Oxford, have synthetized carbohydrates with enzymes. read...

Converting Waste into Fuel

Germany: Renewable Energy

Converting Waste into Fuel

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have developed a method that could make the production of fuel from waste economically viable. read...

Adaptations for Flight May Have Driven Egg-Shape Variety

USA: Zoology

Adaptations for Flight May Have Driven Egg-Shape Variety

A team of scientists at the Harvard and Princeton Universities addressed the question of how the diversity in egg shapes evolved. read...

Webinar: Veolia Launches the Plug & Play Sludge Treatment Technology in the UK

UK: Water Treatment

Webinar: Veolia Launches the Plug & Play Sludge Treatment Technology in the UK

Veolia Water Technologies UK is running a webinar on 29th June at 2pm to explain the benefits of its Package Exelys sludge treatment technology. read...

Quality, precision and science – The visualisation of microcosm

Milestone Microscopy

Quality, precision and science – The visualisation of microcosm

What does a person consist of? Their organs? Their blood? How does life work? Finding the answer to many fundamental questions of humanity would not have been conceivable without the microscope. A technology that was revolutionised when it was put on a scientific foundation for the first time. read...

DNA Fractioning Within Minutes

The Netherlands: Nano Engineering

DNA Fractioning Within Minutes

Researchers at the University of Twente developed a glass microchip for ultrafast separation and purification of DNA fragments. According to the scientists, the new chip is capable of fractionating DNA fragments within just a few minutes. read...

How the Vacuum Becomes the Pacemaker for High-tech

From Air Pump to Ultra-High Vacuum

How the Vacuum Becomes the Pacemaker for High-tech

Evacuated space is a good place for research and manufacture. It has been a long journey though from a philosophical question in ancient times to today’s significance of the vacuum. It was Wolfgang Gaede who in the early 20th century laid the foundation for modern vacuum technology with his molecular pump. read...

The Long Way from Motorization to True Automation

Microscopy & Automation

The Long Way from Motorization to True Automation

Rapid developments at all levels of microscopy, such as contrast, illumination, resolution, signal detection and data processing have occurred over the last decades and there is reason to expect that these advances will continue. However, severe limitations in accuracy, reproducibility and throughput are caused by the involvement of humans in all steps of the imaging workflow. It also poses a significant burden and workload for the researcher. To improve this situation is the biggest challenge in automation. read...

Volcano-Induced Dynamic Inspires Cancer Therapy

Finland: Nanochemistry

Volcano-Induced Dynamic Inspires Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. read...