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Micro Fuel-Cells May Turn Insects Into Spies
2012-01-10 11:01:18

Is this the stuff that sci-fi movies are made of? Researchers have been working to outfit insects with tiny electronic sensors in hopes of creating insects that can be used in applications ranging from search-and-rescue to espionage, reports John Roach for MSNBC. Researchers recently published findings in the Journal of the American Chemistry Society which suggests that they are close to solving the problem of finding a reliable power source for the bug-borne sensors. Batteries alone...

2012-01-06 14:43:53

Case Western Reserve University scientists take step toward cyborg An insect's internal chemicals can be converted to electricity, potentially providing power for sensors, recording devices or to control the bug, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University report. The finding is yet another in a growing list from universities across the country that could bring the creation of insect cyborgs — touted as possible first responders to super spies — out of science...

2011-12-09 11:52:42

Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth's population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research led by Carnegie's Wolf Frommer into the system by which sugars are moved throughout a plant -- from the leaves to the harvested portions and elsewhere -- could be crucial for addressing this problem. Their work is published Dec. 8 by Science Express. Just as it's necessary for the human body to move nutrients to all of...

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2011-07-25 14:05:11

Flying in the face of years of scientific belief, University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sugar doesn't melt, it decomposes. "This discovery is important to food scientists and candy lovers because it will give them yummier caramel flavors and more tantalizing textures. It even gives the pharmaceutical industry a way to improve excipients, the proverbial spoonful of sugar that helps your medicine go down," said Shelly J. Schmidt, a University of Illinois professor of food...

2011-06-10 19:00:00

BREA, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Niutang Chemical, a leading global manufacturer of sucralose, aspartame and other food additives, pharmaceutical intermediates and curing agents, has expanded its U.S. sales team by hiring Donald Schwenker as Sales Manager, Food Ingredients, effective immediately. Mr. Schwenker will be based in New Jersey and will work with customers throughout the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090528/CG23830LOGO) Mr. Schwenker's experience...

2011-06-06 09:55:00

BREA, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Niutang Chemical, the leading producer of sucralose and aspartame from China, announced today that it has been steadily preparing for the growing demand of sucralose in the global marketplace. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090528/CG23830LOGO) Niutang recently completed its third expansion in four years of its sucralose manufacturing facility and will have 800 metric tons of capacity available by mid-2012. In 2010, the company...

2011-01-28 00:38:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today completed its acquisition of a majority stake in PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk ("Sorini"), first announced on 15 December 2010. Cargill now owns 85.01% of Sorini's ordinary shares. With the completion of this transaction, Sorini becomes a subsidiary of Cargill. K L Chopra, president director of Sorini, will continue to lead the business. "We are excited to be a part of Cargill and by the opportunities accorded to our...

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2010-09-02 10:05:00

The practice of giving infants a small amount of sugar when performing invasive procedures does not reduce the amount of pain they feel, and could actually lead to brain damage, according to a new study published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. Previous studies, including a 2001 series of clinical trials performed by doctors, found that by giving one-tenth of a gram of sucrose to babies before completing a procedure such as installing an antibiotic drip or taking a blood sample...

2010-07-28 12:59:00

BREA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Niutang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Niutang Chemical, has been awarded the 2010 Viachem Producer Partner of the Year. Viachem Ltd., a specialty chemical distributor, conducts sales and marketing for Niutang's full line of high intensity sweeteners in the U.S. and Canada, including the company's newest product, Niutang Liquid Sucralose. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090528/CG23830LOGO) (Logo:...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.