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Pocket-size food scanner

General-use, cost-effective scanning technology that can be easily adapted


According to a study by the environmental organization WWF Germany, ten million metric tons of food are thrown in the garbage every year in Germany despite still being edible. A mobile food scanner will allow consumers and supermarket operators in the future to test whether food items have gone ...


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Is there something up with stinky inflatable pool toys?

Potentially hazardous substances identified in four inflatable toys


Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. Some of these compounds, which include carbonyl compounds, cyclohexanone, phenol and isophorone, might be ...


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Improved lubrication without oil


Metalworking plays a key role in industry. Drilling, milling, turning and grinding operations all use lubricants to prevent work pieces and tools from overheating and from excess wear. Standard lubricants today are based on mineral oil. This has drawbacks: fossil mineral oils come from finite ...


Conquer ultra barrier properties


Measuring the oxygen permeation rate with the very low detection limit of 0.5 ppm (gas phase) offers new opportunities: Minimizing the amount of oxygen that penetrates certain synthetic materials helps to improve the shelf life of products or films with ultra barrier properties for certain ...


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