News tagged with molds

Perfectly non-reflecting

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new nanocoating ensures a perfectly non-reflecting view on displays and through eyeglasses. The necessary surface structure is applied to the polymeric parts during manufacture, obviating ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Table grapes' new ally: Muscodor albus

Small but mighty, a beneficial microbe called Muscodor albus may help protect fresh grapes from troublesome gray mold. Experiments conducted over the past several years by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathol ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Savvy injection molding

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the help of neural networks, in which complex algorithms are used to monitor critical process steps, engineers are paving the way for zero-defect production in the area of metal powder ...

dateApr 02, 2010 in Engineering
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Bone-hard biomaterial

Screws used in surgical operations are often made of titanium. They usually have to be removed after a while or replaced by new ones. A new biomaterial makes this unnecessary. It promotes bone growth and is ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Materials Science
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Slime design mimics Tokyo's rail system

What could human engineers possibly learn from the lowly slime mold? Reliable, cost-efficient network construction, apparently: a recent experiment suggests that Physarum polycephalum, a gelatinous fungus ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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In amoeba world, cheating doesn't pay

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but over time they seem doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas where natural selection favors the noble.

dateOct 01, 2009 in Evolution
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