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Posted: Dec 15, 2014

Fluorinated Fructose Derivatives for PET Imaging

Description Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive nuclear medicine imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of physiological processes and tissue micro environments, which is used for diagnosing and/or......


Posted: Dec 1, 2014

Meta-material Thermal Emitter for Thermo-Photovoltaics

Description Heat is considered as a byproduct of industrial processes. For example, average oil and coal based energy conversion processes account for thermal losses roughly within 50% to 60% of......


Posted: Nov 24, 2014

3D Reconstruction of Transparent and Reflective Objects

Description 3D object reconstruction is widely used in a number of industries to create a three dimensional digital model of a physical object.  Traditional acquisition systems rely on the expected......


Posted: Nov 20, 2014

Light-Emitting Diode Compatible with Silicon Microelectronics

Description The drive for more components (per unit area) on a microelectronics chip necessitates more interconnects between them. As the feature size of these interconnects shrinks and the interconnects are......


Posted: Nov 3, 2014

Silicon Nanocrystal Optical Resonator

Description Silicon is the principal material used in microelectronics, due in part to its low cost and high abundance. However, there are problems inherent in the miniaturization of conventional microelectronics,......


Posted: Nov 1, 2014

Highly Accurate, Automated People Counting Algorithm for Video Analytics

Description Counting a person only once while the person passes through the field of view (FOV) is required in many video analytic applications such as keeping track of transit passenger numbers......


Posted: Oct 31, 2014

Overhead & Complexity Optimized Network Coding for Improved Network Performance

Description Communication and data transfer over the internet is driven by speed and the ability to provide uninterruptable high quality services. Conventional network broadcast/multicast protocols are either unreliable (e.g. user......


Posted: Oct 7, 2014

Novel Small-Area Low-Power Analog to Digital Converter for In-Pixel Data Conversion

Description Most image sensors incorporate one analog-to-digital converter (ADC) per pixel array, or per column, to process a photodiode’s sensitive signal. The next generation of products aims to incorporate one......


Posted: Aug 31, 2014

Gecko Inspired Adhesive Microfluidic Channels

Description Many adhesives require a liquid component, are one time use, or leave a residue upon removal.  These issues reduce the versatility of microfluidic channels and the breadth of their......


Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Hyperspectral Imaging for Ore Froth Processing

Description Closed loop assessment of mineral froth is typically not possible using conventional ore processing technology, because the assessment of product quality and prediction of product recovery require laboratory analysis.......


Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Flexible-Base Electrode Array and Method of Manufacture

Description University of Alberta researchers have developed an electrode array supported by a flexible base that can be used for both stimulation and recording of neurons in the brain and......


Posted: Aug 2, 2014

Ganglioside GM1 for treatment of Huntington’s Disease

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have found that ganglioside metabolism is impaired in Huntington’s disease (HD) and that administration of GM1 restores normal ganglioside levels and decreases HD......