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2013-05-17 00:20:09

The vaccine based on Cytos' Virus-Like Particle technology may open the door to accelerated production of influenza vaccines in SingaporeSingapore and Schlieren (Zurich),

New Material Gets Into Shape
2013-04-16 14:24:08

Inspired by plant components that respond to external stimuli, material scientists from ETH Zurich have devised a new method for producing composite materials from a variety of materials that adopt a pre-programmed shape autonomously.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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