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Fitter frames: Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites

... in the formation of a network of pillar-like fibers that bridge together both sides of the crack and ... "This crazing behavior, and the bridging fibers it produces, dramatically slows the growth rate ... said. "In order for the crack to grow, those fibers have to first stretch, deform plastically, and ...

Electrospinning: Emerging New Technology at Zeus

... electrospinning, a process that produces polymer fibers with thicknesses ranging from the nano to ... demands. Electrospun polymers produce fibers and fabrics with high surface to weight and ... the solutions that are then incorporated into the fibers and fabrics. "Embarking on this new ...

New small-scale generator produces alternating current by stretching zinc oxide wires

... not required for this to work," he said. "Larger fibers work better and are easier to work with to ... same experimental setup, they stretched carbon fibers and Kevlar fibers coated with polycrystalline zinc oxide, and did ...

New map IDs the core of the human brain

... high-resolution map of how millions of neural fibers in the human cerebral cortex -- the outer layer ... (DSI), can depict the orientation of multiple fibers that cross a single location. The study applies ... cortex, resulting in maps of millions of neural fibers running throughout this highly furrowed part of ...

Fiber-based nanotechnology in clothing could harvest energy from physical movement

... the journal Nature details how pairs of textile fibers covered with zinc oxide nanowires can generate ... a range of portable electronic devices. The fibers could also be woven into curtains, tents or other ... of Technology. If we can combine many of these fibers in double or triple layers in clothing, we could ...

Remarkable new clothing may someday power your iPod

... 14 issue of Nature, details how pairs of textile fibers covered with zinc oxide nanowires generate ... a range of portable electronic devices. The fibers could also be woven into curtains, tents or other ... or other mechanical energy. "The two fibers scrub together just like two bottle brushes with ...

The pitter patter of little feet ... climbing straight up a wall

... is crafted from millions of tiny, hard, plastic fibers that establish grip; a mere square two ... glass plate. The extra strength is caused by the fibers bending over to make more contact, yet once released, the fibers returned to their original shape. The research ...

Clemson researcher studies carbon fibers for nuclear reactor safety

... CLEMSON, S.C. Carbon fibers that are only one-tenth the size of a human hair, ... director of the Center for Advanced Engineering fibers and Films (CAEFF), a $450,000 grant to research carbon fibers embedded into a carbon matrix that do not melt in ...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

... a building or community's water supply in real time. Modifying special fibers developed in his Tel Aviv University lab, Prof. Katzir can detect "colors" ... to track down prey. Connected to a commercial infrared spectrometer, the fibers serve as sensors that can detect and notify authorities immediately if a ...

New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue

... licensed to OmniGuide. The company manufactures the world's first flexible fibers for CO2 laser surgery. BeamPath fibers empower surgeons to perform delicate cutting and coagulation with minimal ...

Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in novel material

... the reliability of larger systems. But the number of heat-conducting fibers or carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that can be connected to the heat source at the ... and the heat sink, will provide the same dissipation effect as if 50 long fibers were connected directly to the heat source. If five carbon nanotubes are ...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

... a building or community's water supply in real time. Modifying special fibers developed in his Tel Aviv University lab, Prof. Katzir can detect "colors" ... to track down prey. Connected to a commercial infrared spectrometer, the fibers serve as sensors that can detect and notify authorities immediately if a ...

Spinning carbon nanotubes spawns new wireless applications

... have discovered new uses by spinning carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into longer fibers with additional useful properties. Breakthroughs Without Broken ... NanoWorld Lab have now found new applications by spinning these fibers into strong threads. David Mast, from UC's McMicken College of Arts ...

MIT: 'Nanostitching' could strengthen airplane skins, more

... many aerospace applications are composed of layers, or plies, of carbon fibers that in turn are held together with a polymer glue. But that glue can ... them, stitching the layers together. "So we're putting the strongest fibers known to humankind [the nanotubes] in the place where the composite is ...

New Partnership Integrates Vibration Therapy Into Stem Cell Procedures

... therapy helps speed up a patient's recovery time by recruiting more muscle fibers -- thus increasing strength and circulation prior to surgery. ... body's natural stretch reflex, recruiting more than 90 percent of muscle fibers to push the body upwards against gravity. WAVE advancements include ...

OmniGuide Introduces The BeamPath Neuro(TM): A CO2 Laser Fiber for Brain And Spine Surgery

... the most precise, no-touch surgical tool is essential." BeamPath NEURO fibers empower surgeons to perform delicate cutting and coagulation with minimal ... complexity and cost. Since being cleared by the FDA in 2006, BeamPath fibers have been used in close to 5,000 surgical procedures for otology, ...

Biotherm Announces a Unique Dermobiotic Three-Step Anti-Cellulite Slimming Treatment

... gel contains BIOFIBRINE(TM), an exclusive Biotherm technology that targets fibers to help stimulate production of collagen*. "The idea underlying the ... Cellulite. Biotherm biologists have discovered that when collagen fibers are flexible, the appearance of cellulite is reduced. The BIOFIBRINE ...

Organogenesis, Inc. Announces Acquisition of NanoMatrix, Inc.

... Electrospinning is a novel method of producing and assembling nano-scale fibers into three-dimensional scaffolds, which mimic the structure and ... sizes and shapes, including tubes, mats and coatings, among others. The fibers comprising the scaffold can be custom-engineered to a specific orientation ...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

... no supporting structure are injected into heart tissue, Goldman's group uses a patch (Theregen Inc. San Francisco) made from microscopically thin fibers that serve as a scaffold to which the cells can adhere. The group's latest achievements have attracted the attention of the American Heart ...

Solutia Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

... interlayer for laminated glass; CPFilms(R) aftermarket window films sold under the LLumar(R) brand and others; high-performance nylon polymers and fibers sold under brands such as Vydyne(R) and Ultron(R); and technical specialties including the Flexsys(R) family of chemicals for the rubber industry, ...

Cochlear Americas Provides Support for Cochlear Implant Recipients to Pursue Higher Education

... Implants A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted and works by directly stimulating functioning auditory nerve fibers in the inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, cochlear implants do not amplify sound, but instead are designed to mirror natural hearing. Cochlear implants ...

Spectral signs exclusive license agreement to bring sepsis therapeutic to the U.S. market

... innovative technologies have yielded "advanced materials" that Toray is now exploiting to provide customers with comprehensive solutions through fibers and Textiles, Plastics and Chemicals, IT-related Products, Carbon Fiber Composite Materials, Environment and Engineering, Life Science and Other ...

Nanogenerators produce electricity from running rodents and tapping fingers

... that the current measured was actually produced by the generators, the researchers took several precautions. For instance, they substituted carbon fibers which are not piezoelectric for the zinc oxide nanowires and measured no output electrical signal. The research team encountered a number of ...

Solutia to Present at Deutsche Bank Small and Mid Cap Conference

... interlayer for laminated glass; CPFilms(R) aftermarket window films sold under the LLumar(R) brand and others; high-performance nylon polymers and fibers sold under brands such as Vydyne(R) and Wear-Dated(R); and technical specialties including the Flexsys(R) family of chemicals for the rubber ...

San Diego universities, government and industry rally around local Clean-Tech cluster

... key component of a technology for transforming a broad-spectral width solar beam into optical energy that can be massively transported via optical fibers to user locations. The solar spectral concentrator can potentially advance the current generation of solar energy collection. Today's photovoltaic ...

Arbios Sells HepatAssist Bioartificial Liver System to HepaLife Technologies, Inc.

... due to worsening liver dysfunction and portal hypertension. The SEPET(TM) device is a sterile, disposable cartridge containing microporous hollow fibers with proprietary permeability characteristics. When a patient's blood is passed through these fibers, blood plasma components of specific molecular ...

Spectral to bring anti-sepsis therapy to the U.S. market

... innovative technologies have yielded "advanced materials" that Toray is now exploiting to provide customers with comprehensive solutions through fibers and Textiles, Plastics and Chemicals, IT-related Products, Carbon Fiber Composite Materials, Environment and Engineering, Life Science and ...

Breakthrough in spinal injury treatment

... into astrocytes, also caused pain syndromes and no spinal repair. Davies said "It has long been a concern that therapies that promote growth of nerve fibers in the injured spinal cord would also cause sprouting of pain circuits. However, by using GDAsBMP to repair spinal cord injuries we can have all the ...

Water purification down the nanotubes

... to be relatively simple and inexpensive to install, operate, and maintain. They have turned to nanostructured, the carbon nanotubes, hollow carbon fibers less than a billionth the thickness of a human hair. The unique chemical properties of carbon nanotubes mean that only very small molecules, such as ...

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Introduces New Introductory Level Biology Content

... on a typical morning before heading to class, they may use a toothbrush to scrub the bacteria off their teeth, choose clothes made partly of natural fibers such as cotton or wool, and eat a breakfast composed of foods produced by other organisms. The challenge for today's biology professors is to help ...

BioMS Medical announces positive interim analysis on phase III trial of dirucotide (MBP8298) for multiple sclerosis

... than men, with onset typically occurring between 20 and 50 years of age. MS is caused by damage to myelin, the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the central nervous system, which interferes with messages from the brain to the body. Symptoms of MS may include vision problems, loss of ...

Arbios Announces It Has Suspended Operations

... About Arbios' SEPET(TM) Liver Assist Device The SEPET(TM) Liver Assist Device is a sterile, disposable cartridge containing microporous hollow fibers with proprietary permeability characteristics. When a patient's blood is passed through these fibers, blood plasma components of specific molecular ...

BioMS Medical completes patient recruitment in phase III U.S. multiple sclerosis trial

... than men, with onset typically occurring between 20 and 50 years of age. MS is caused by damage to myelin, the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the central nervous system, which interferes with messages from the brain to the body. Symptoms of MS may include vision problems, loss of ...

Scientists demonstrate highly directional semiconductor lasers

... of the laser beam can greatly reduce the complexity and cost of optical systems by eliminating the need for the lenses to couple light into optical fibers and waveguides," said Dr. Kan. ...

Dow AgroSciences Announces Early Exercise of Option for Commercial License With Sangamo BioSciences for Plants

... team we have collectively demonstrated that our ZFP technology provides a broad and robust platform for the development of new foods, feeds, fibers and fuels. The application of zinc fingers to improve food quality and quantity on less land and in a sustainable manner is a cause to which we can ...

Microsurgery on the brain of the fruit fly leads to new insights into irreparable nerve injuries

... a fruit fly model for the regeneration of axons after injury. With the aid of micro-dissection, the researchers inflicted injuries on the nerve fibers and then studied them for several days. As is the case for humans, the regeneration of damaged nerve bundles in fruit fly brains is as good as ...

How buckyballs hurt cells

... lightning strikes. They can also be produced artificially as spheres or oblong-shaped balls, known as fullerenes, and can be used to produce hollow fibers known as carbon nanotubes. Both substances are considered to be promising materials in the field of nanotechnology because of their incredible ...

New technique measures ultrashort laser pulses at focus

... the concept of interferometry to measure a pulse in space and time. Two pulses, one reference and one unknown, were sent through optical fibers. The fibers were mounted on a scanning stage so that the pulses could be measured at many locations around the focus. The pulses were crossed and an ...

Spectral and Toray expand collaboration to include new geographic territories

... innovative technologies have yielded "advanced materials" that Toray is now exploiting to provide customers with comprehensive solutions through fibers and Textiles, Plastics and Chemicals, IT-related Products, Carbon Fiber Composite Materials, Environment and Engineering, Life Science and Other ...

Osteotech's Plexur(R) Technology to Be Used in Craniofacial Reconstruction Program Funded by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine

... service members, as well as civilian patients. The reconstruction program looks to create a new Plexur(R) Biocomposite made of allograft bone fibers or particles and utilizes a novel biodegradable polyurethane to facilitate healing and improve outcomes. This new Plexur(R) Biocomposite will be ...
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