Archive: 11/1/2013

Automatic location of fishing gear

In the grey light of morning and squally weather a fishing boat stops its engine. The fisherman knows he is outside the baseline and has to notify the Coastguard before setting his nets. He phones the office ...

Nov 01, 2013
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Hydrogel improves delivery of anti-cancer drug

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and IBM Research (IBM) have developed a new non-toxic hydrogel that is capable of shrinking breast cancer tumors more rapidly than existing therapies. ...

Nov 01, 2013
5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Self-healing hydrogels ease into production

Hydrogels are semi-solid materials formed by polymer chains that trap water molecules into three-dimensional gels. They are used in a variety of applications, including soft contact lenses, but the fragile ...

Nov 01, 2013
4.8 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Galaxy growth examined like rings of a tree

(Phys.org) —Watching a tree grow might be more frustrating than waiting for a pot to boil, but luckily for biologists, there are tree rings. Beginning at a tree trunk's dense core and moving out to the ...

Nov 01, 2013
4.8 / 5 (12) 3 | with audio podcast

Developing better weather forecasts

By being more precise in what is uncertain, the weather forecasts will become more reliable. A new method for forecasting the weather is now being developed at Uni Research.

Nov 01, 2013
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