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Invention promises rapid detection of E. coli in water

Tragedies like the E. coli outbreak in Ontario's Walkerton in May 2000 could be averted today with a new invention by researchers at York University that can detect the deadly contaminant in drinking water early.

Toward tires that repair themselves

A cut or torn tire usually means one thing—you have to buy a new one. But some day, that could change. For the first time, scientists have made tire-grade rubber without the processing step—vulcanization—that has been ...

Unique technology for creating microdroplets

Scientists from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) have devised a unique technology for creating microdroplets suitable for portable automatic analytical devices in various fields from internal security to environmental ...

A suspension revolution in Formula I Motorsport

A Cambridge academic equipped with no more than a pencil and paper invented a completely new suspension component which led to a unique story featuring code names, Formula 1 victories and claims of industrial espionage.

Most innovations are rephrasings of past techs

Most new patents are combinations of existing ideas and pretty much always have been, even as the stream of fundamentally new core technologies has slowed, according to a new paper in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface ...

Novel technique for pasteurizing eggs wins patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to a novel technique and device for pasteurizing eggs developed by engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the ...

IBM invention helps eliminate fraudulent behavior in the cloud

IBM today announced it has patented a technique that helps online and cloud-based businesses improve their ability to eliminate fraud by analyzing browsing behavior to determine whether customers are who they say they are ...

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