News tagged with production line

New active ingredients from the toolbox

Microorganisms often produce natural products in a step-by-step manner similar to an assembly line. Examples of such enzymes are non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS). Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have now ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Biochemistry
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A spring-loaded sensor for cholesterol in cells

Although too much cholesterol is bad for your health, some cholesterol is essential. Most of the cholesterol that the human body needs is manufactured in its own cells in a synthesis process consisting of more than 20 steps. ...

dateDec 07, 2017 in Biochemistry
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3-D scans for the automotive industry

How does an automotive assembly line have to be retrofitted for a change of model? 3-D scanners are an elegant way to find this out. Professor of computer science, Andreas Nüchter, is a specialist for the job.

dateJan 13, 2017 in Engineering
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Metals smart enough to save gas

Imagine engines that conserve fuel by automatically dialing down internal friction, water pipes that seal their own cracks and iPhones that protect themselves when dropped. Metallurgist Pradeep Rohatgi has – and he invented ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Engineering
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