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2014-03-03 23:25:04

Elmarco introduces NS LAB, the electrospinning research tool designed for the needs of universities and research institutes. Liberec, Czech Republic (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Elmarco introduces the updated Nanospider™ (“NS”) LAB – the first product update to the world’s best-selling nanofiber research tool which was originally launched in 2005 at the Nanotech exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Designed for experimental work on nanofiber material and applications, this new product...

2014-01-22 23:23:43

Contipro Biotech will present new emitters for composite nano-materials production at nanotech 2014 in Tokyo. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 4SPIN device is to roll out new jets for the production of composite nanomaterials and core-shell nanofibres in Tokyo. These jets can be used to prepare nanomaterial samples composed of nanofibres of several different substances, or even to create nanofibres using different materials for the interior and the case of the fibre. “Composite materials have a...

2013-11-29 23:03:37

A new way to create safer nanotechnology apparatus has been patented by Contipro Biotech. (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 High-voltage nanofibre production, using very high voltages of up to 120,000 volts, is a principle that has been known for a long time. Naturally, there is inherently a high risk of injury if equipment operators handle the high voltage electrodes or created nano-material before the residual surface charge has been safely discharged. Until now, hand-operated external grounded...

2013-06-11 21:17:43

Metal-oxide nanofiber based chemiresistive gas sensors offer greater usability for portable real-time breath tests that can be available on smart phones or tablet PCs in the near future Today's technological innovation enables smartphone users to diagnose serious diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer quickly and effectively by simply breathing into a small gadget, a nanofiber breathing sensor, mounted on the phones. Il-Doo Kim, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering...

New Nanofiber Is Tough And Strong
2013-04-24 18:45:28

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Materials engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a structural nanofiber that is found to posses both strength and toughness; two qualities that are traditionally mutually exclusive. Findings from their work will be published this week in the April issue of the American Chemical Society's journal, ACS Nano. The materials engineers group made the nanofiber using polyacrilonitrile nanofiber, a synthetic...

2013-01-16 23:03:13

The Czech company Contipro developed a laboratory device for producing nanofibers that promises to revolutionize research into the use of nanomaterials. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 New ambitious project has the potential to change the shape and direction of current research into nano-applications. Contipro´s laboratories have developed 4SPIN®, a device that removes many of the obstacles that have so far hindered advances in the broader application of nanofibers, especially low...

Dual Defense Against Pregnancy And HIV Offered By Electrically Spun Fabric
2012-11-30 14:47:36

University of Washington The only way to protect against HIV and unintended pregnancy today is the condom. It's an effective technology, but not appropriate or popular in all situations. A University of Washington team has developed a versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception and prevent HIV. Electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers can dissolve to release drugs, providing a platform for cheap, discrete and reversible protection. The research was published this...

Composite Nanofibers Developed, Next Chapter In Orthopaedic Biomaterials
2012-08-07 15:34:19

Bioengineered replacements for tendons, ligaments, the meniscus of the knee, and other tissues require re-creation of the exquisite architecture of these tissues in three dimensions. These fibrous, collagen-based tissues located throughout the body have an ordered structure that gives them their robust ability to bear extreme mechanical loading. Many labs have been designing treatments for ACL and meniscus tears of the knee, rotator cuff injuries, and Achilles tendon ruptures for patients...

Inexpensive, Abundant Starch Fibers Could Lead To Ouchless Bandages
2012-05-01 08:24:00

A process that spins starch into fine strands could take the sting out of removing bandages, as well as produce less expensive and more environmentally-friendly toilet paper, napkins and other products, according to Penn State food scientists. "There are many applications for starch fibers," said Lingyan Kong, graduate student, food science, "Starch is the most abundant and also the least expensive of natural polymers." Kong, who worked with Greg Ziegler, professor of food science, used...

2012-02-22 12:15:02

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment in a chemistry lab, have been working on ways to improve amputees´ control over prosthetics with direct help from their own nervous systems. Organic materials chemist Shawn Dirk, robotics engineer Steve Buerger and others are creating biocompatible interface scaffolds. The goal is improved prosthetics with flexible nerve-to-nerve or nerve-to-muscle interfaces through which transected nerves can grow, putting small...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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