Lyncean Technologies, Inc. today announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source. The Lyncean CLS was purchased by researchers from the Center for Advanced Laser Applications in Germany, a joint project of the Ludwig Maximilians University and the Technical University Munich. The CLS is a game-changing X-ray source that will enable significant advances in disciplines including material sciences, biomedical research, semiconductor metrology, nanotechnology and petroleum sciences.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently launched a new iPhone app featuring a searchable database of the open clinical trials at Markey. The app gives Markey patients and their treatment teams an easier way of identifying the clinical trials currently offered that might be beneficial for the patient's treatment plans.
Case Western Reserve radiology professor Mark Griswold knew his world had changed the moment he first used a prototype of Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Two months later, one of the university's medical students illustrated exactly why. Today, Griswold described how HoloLens can transform learning across countless subjects, including those as complex as the human body.
In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that they believe heralds the running robots of the future.
Blood based tests are not only very useful when biopsies of the tumor are not feasible (i.e., limited access to tumor, etc.), but also such blood-based tests may allow a close follow-up, and thereby offer a way to monitor the efficacy of treatment and potentially improve the choice of treatment options.
AZTI, the expert R&D centre in marine and foodstuff innovation, has presented energy efficiency developments for vessels: the product 'GESTOIL' (on-board consumption measuring and monitoring) and the service 'AUDOIL' (fishing vessel energy audit). These are two success stories in technological innovation allowing fuel savings of between 5 and 25 percent to be made in the vessel's annual consumption figure, depending on the type of fishing activity.
Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council have developed snacks using a technique based on egg hydrolysis. Scientists think that these new products could become a healthy alternative to sweet or salty food people consume between hours, and which is unhealthy due to the large quantities of salt, fat and sugar it contains.
A new investigation planned for the space station is leveraging observations from on high to help track animals, the results of which could improve the safety and health of animals and people around the world.
Two novel water-sensing technologies that offer low-cost, immediate protection from the threat of contaminated water supplies were developed at UWM and have subsequently been licensed to four water-related companies. The products came from collaborative research at the Water Equipment and Policy Center, which is helping Milwaukee snare its part of the $500 billion global freshwater technology market.
Wood is becoming an increasingly popular raw material -- and not just in the construction sector. More and more private households and municipal authorities are also using wood for heating. All of which is driving competition for this desirable raw material. A team of researchers has been investigating the ecological, economic and social impacts that this 'run on wood' could have in Bavaria.