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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: Apr 2, 2014

Microfluidic Spotting Device for Label-Free Microarrays

Description Researchers from the University of Alberta and National Institute for Nanotechnology have created a microfluidic device capable of transporting solutions to desired spots on a gold-patterned substrate for biomolecule......


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 20, 2014

Bioactive Peptides from Ovotransferrin

Description Ovotransferrin, a glycoprotein found in raw egg whites, comprises approximately 13% of total egg white proteins. Bioactive peptides are specific fragments of proteins latent in ovotransferrin, but can be......


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......


Posted: Feb 7, 2014

Rapid Organization of Block Copolymers

Description As computer chip manufacturers aim to make faster electronics, they must make chip components increasingly smaller (or conversely, pack more components per unit area). However, making smaller chip components......


Posted: Feb 2, 2014

Metallic Nanocomposite Films for NEMS Applications

Description Most structural components in nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) are synthesized from single crystal or polycrystalline silicon, carbide, nitride, or diamond films, with silicon being by far the most widely used.......