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Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution

26-Feb-2015

Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created them. The new antennas are cubic in shape. They do a ...

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Asphaltene analysis takes a giant step

Rice researchers develop accurate measure of aggregating particles that block oil production lines

26-Feb-2015

Rice University researchers have developed an easy and accurate technique to detect and quantify the amount of asphaltene precipitated from crude oils, which bedevils the oil industry by clogging wells and flow lines.Asphaltene is a complex of hydrocarbon molecules found in crude. As the name ...

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Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution monitors

23-Feb-2015

As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated health risks also increase, especially for children and seniors. But air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location, even within the same city. Now scientists, reporting in ...

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Industrial pump inspired by flapping bird wings

New ratcheting pump uses vibrations instead of traditional rotor to transport fluids

05-Feb-2015

Birds are unwitting masters of fluid dynamics - they manipulate airflow each time they flap their wings, pushing air in one direction and moving themselves in another. Two New York University researchers have taken inspiration from avian locomotion strategies and created a pump that moves fluid ...

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Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

02-Feb-2015

In today's world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). In the journal ACS Macro Letters, scientists are reporting new progress toward thin-film materials that could rapidly change ...

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Tim Noonan Named to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors

27-Jan-2015

Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO, has announced that Tim Noonan has been appointed to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors. Noonan is Vice President, Ventures, part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Ventures works with Boeing entrepreneurs to validate, accelerate and commercialize ...

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Global Vinyl Acetate Monomer Market to Reach US$9.26 Billion by 2020

21-Jan-2015

Transparency Market Research announces the release of a report titled “Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) Market for Polyvinyl Acetate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - ...

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The Waters ionKey/MS Technology Named a Top Innovation for 2014

First Microfluidic Device for MicroScale Chromatography to Receive Analytical Scientist Magazine Innovation Award

19-Jan-2015

Waters Corporation announced that its ionKey/MS System™ was ranked among the top analytical instrument innovations of 2014 by The Analytical Scientist magazine.“ionKey/MS is changing how the world thinks about LC/MS. With ionKey/MS, we are enabling any scientist to undertake the most sensitive ...

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Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels without a painful finger prick

16-Jan-2015

Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has the potential to eliminate finger-pricking for many ...

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Jacobs Receives Contract from BP in Belgium

08-Jan-2015

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it received a contract from BP Chembel N.V. for basic and detailed engineering services to upgrade its facilities in Geel, Belgium.Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is installing new equipment and performing upgrades in the facility’s PTA units. ...

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