Development of Oils with High Punicic Acid Content

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Pomegranate (Punica granatum) seed oil has been attracting increased interest since it was shown that its main component punicic acid may provide a novel alternative therapeutic strategy for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. It can also be used as a dietary agent for prevention of prostate and breast cancer (Kim et. al., 2002; Shyed et. […]

Automated, objective feature selection for chemometric modeling

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Modern analytical techniques, including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), infra red spectroscopy (IR) and two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC), can provide an abundance of detailed data pertaining to the nature of complex samples. Chemometric models can then extract underlying patterns and translate the abundance of data into more useful information. However, when constructing chemometric models, one main […]

What’s in the Box?™

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In an effort to determine how “engineering types” learn, over 120 students of a University of Alberta materials engineering class were surveyed, and the majority classified themselves as visual learners. Visual learners tend to organize information into diagrams, recall information through visual cues or images, and discover meaning through manipulation of visual information. “What’s in […]

Real-Time Thermoacoustic Ultrasound Sensor

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Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a miniature thermoacoustic sensor capable of mesauring ultrasound intensity via direct coupling to a transducer. Designed to complement traditional ultrasound calibration equipment, such as radiation force balance and hydrophone, our sensor can be used to continuously measure low intensity (below 100Hz) ultrasound output in real time during […]

Thin Film for Improved Flat Panel Display Performance

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In many flat panel displays, each pixel is addressed by a voltage applied between two parallel electrodes, and depending on the type of display, one or both of the electrodes must be transparent to visible light. A thin film of tin-doped indium oxide (ITO), a wide-bandgap semiconductor, is most often used to create transparent electrodes.

 

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Concha Electrode

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The measurement of both auditory brainstem response (ABR) and cochlear microphonic (CM) response is important in the assessment of hearing disorders. ABR represents the status of the neural components primarily at the brainstem level in the auditory system, while CM response represents the status of the cochlea (inner ear) arising from the sensory hair cells […]

Magnesium Thin Films for Hydrogen Storage

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With concerns about energy inefficiency and global warming from greenhouse gases, much research effort has been devoted to assessing magnesium hydride (MgH2) as a form of hydrogen storage for fuel cells due to its high theoretical hydrogen capacity, availability, and low cost.  However, challenges remain in being able to effectively use MgH2 at temperatures that […]

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