Archive: 10/29/2013

Less toxic metabolites, more chemical product

The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Extracting energy from bacteria

Most of us wouldn't consider bacteria a promising energy source of the future. That would be shortsighted, says Leonard Tender, a microbial-electrochemist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., who believes ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Materials Science
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Joystick advances independent voting

A voting joystick created at Michigan State University could eventually enable people with dexterity impairments, senior citizens and others to exercise their right to cast ballots independently.

dateOct 29, 2013 in Engineering
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Compliant materials with a strong impact

The recent Empa spin-off Monolitix AG specialises in compliant mechanisms. These are frictionless and wear-free and are also lighter, more hygienic and cheaper than conventional joint mechanisms. They have ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Engineering
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