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Posted: Jun 20, 2014

Fast, Low-Power Decoders for LDPC Codes

Description Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes are used in communications technologies to successfully send a message over a noisy channel. These codes come much closer to the theoretical maximum transmission rate......


Posted: Jun 15, 2014

Method for Vitrification of Articular Cartilage for Long Term Storage

Description Osteochondral allografting is an effective technique for treating osteochondral defects; however, its utility is limited by the availability of clinically suitable osteochondral tissues. Current methods allow only for short......


Posted: Jun 2, 2014

Introducer for Intervertebral Implant

Description Spinal fusion procedure is a surgical technique used to eliminate abnormal motion of the spine by combining two or more vertebrae. In 2006, approximately 450,000 spinal fusion procedures were......


Posted: May 13, 2014

Crysosim

A novel technique for stem-cell storage and preservation Description Cryopreservation is a core enabling technology for the transplantation of natural and engineered cells and tissues. Successful transplantation of human cells......


Posted: May 1, 2014

Optical Measurement System for Measuring Liquid Properties

Description The researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new apparatus and method for measuring the quality and optical properties of liquid in a commercial test cell using......


Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Molecular Ballistic Junctions

Description The semiconductor industry continually advances towards making more efficient devices.  This entails making smaller and smaller devices, which leads to an increase in computing power and speed of computers......


Posted: Mar 20, 2014

Adhesives from Agricultural By-Products and Waste

Description As a result of increased concerns over safety, environment and sustainability, protein-based adhesives have re-gained industry interest as an alternative to petroleum-based adhesives. A greater need now exists for......


Posted: Mar 16, 2014

Improved Microwave Susceptor Design for Rapid and Controllable Heating

Description Wafer bonding is widely used for packaging micro-fabricated devices such as microfluidic channels, microelectromechanical sensors (MEMS) and optical micro mirrors to ensure a mechanically stable and hermetically sealed encapsulation.......


Posted: Mar 15, 2014

Aptamers for the Diagnosis of Virulent Strep A Infections

Description The Limitation of Point of Care Strep A Test Kits Streptococcus A ("Strep A" or GAS) infections are associated with scarlet fever, necrotizing fasciitis, and "strep throat". There are......


Posted: Mar 2, 2014

Method to Enhance Oil Recovery from Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

Description As conventional sources of crude oil diminish, there is a need to exploit other fuel sources in a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way. One relatively-untapped source is heavy oil/bitumen from fractured......


Posted: Feb 15, 2014

Aptamers for the Detection of Hepatitis B

Description Approx. 350 million people are chronically infected by hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinomas. Diagnostic tests for this virus are......


Posted: Feb 9, 2014

A Novel Receiver Structure for Time-Hopping UWB in Multiple Access Interference

Description Ultra-wide bandwidth technology (UWB) is proving to be a promising solution for high capacity, wireless multiple access systems. Described as Bluetooth on steroids, UWB provides extremely high data rate......