Microbial enzymes are commonly used to reduce the levels of contamination created by industrial processes. Researchers in Barcelona present their characterization of a xylan-degrading enzyme from the the bacteria Paenibacillus barcinonensis, an isolated microorganism found in the Ebro delta.
Cornel Sultan, assistant professor of aerospace and ocean engineering at Virginia Tech, is the latest faculty member at the university to learn he has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. In his work he is looking at biological discoveries to develop new controllable structures that, in engineering terms, have 'tensional integrity' or tensegrity.
Zum zweiten Mal innerhalb kurzer Zeit kann sich das Physik-Department der Technischen Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) ueber Forschungsgelder der EU in Millionenhoehe freuen: Diesmal erhaelt Professor Johannes Barth im Rahmen eines Advanced-Grants vom European Research Council (ERC) 2,6 Millionen Euro fuer ein Projekt zur Erforschung der grundlegenden Bauprinzipien von Nano-Architekturen auf Traegermaterialien.
RTI International has developed a revolutionary lighting technology that is more energy efficient than the common incandescent light bulb and does not contain mercury, making it environmentally safer than the compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb.
At today's International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and its research partners Renesas Technology Corp. and M4S present a complete transceiver with RF, baseband and data converter circuits in 40nm low-power CMOS.
Am Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biophysik in Frankfurt am Main steht Wissenschaftlern nun ein hochmodernes Zentrum zur Verfuegung, in dem die Struktur und die Funktionsweise von Membranproteinen untersucht werden kann.
Long-wavelength VCSELs (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers) for the next generation of high-speed communication systems have been developed in the European project MOSEL, a three-year joint research program lead by CEA-Leti.
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