Archive: 02/04/2014

Chemical products on a renewable basis

A breakthrough in the use of renewable raw materials in chemical production has been achieved by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and its industrial partner AVA Biochem: In January this year, a facility ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Materials Science
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New facial recognition apps concern researcher

Brian Mennecke is not surprised to see developers using facial recognition technology to create new apps for smart phones and tablets. In fact, Mennecke and his colleagues at Iowa State University predicted this would happen ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Security
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Researcher evaluates frozen blueberries

Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb.

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Other
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Lifting the lid on silicon batteries

(Phys.org) —Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with lithium could accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation high capacity batteries, for use ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Explainer: What is X-ray crystallography?

Around 100 years ago a father and his son in north England conducted an experiment that would revolutionise the way scientists study molecules. A refined version of their method still remains one of the most ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in General Physics
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