Clothes That Wash Themselves? Hydrophobic Coatings Suggest Possibility

Posted by Beth Grupsmith

May 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Nanotechnology advances in recent years have paved the way for the development of smart textiles like water-repellent fabrics. Recently, Australian scientists developed a new method of growing nanostructures on textiles that, when exposed to light, spontaneously clean themselves by degrading organic matter.

Biochips Industry Is Experiencing a Transformative Shift

Posted by Laurie L. Sullivan

May 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Faster, cheaper, easier, more convenient. It’s a universally applicable mantra that could pertain to any number of things. But in medicine, lab-on-a-chip (LOAC) microfluidic devices promise to eliminate the need for a lab and to bring testing to the patient's bedside. Alongside microarrays, LOAC devices are a major biochip type, and, like microarrays, are an enabling technology for the life sciences. The biochips industry and its supporting platforms are undergoing a transition.


IT Firms Tapping Enterprise Security Market

Posted by Clayton Luz

May 3, 2016 7:11:06 AM

A data breach can have serious consequences, including erosion of brand reputation and loss of shareholder value. Today, as high as 60% of breaches take more than 90 days to be discovered, thus posing a serious threat to organizations. Data centers continue to grow, as have security risks to data center software security, data center hardware security, and data center security services.

Topics: Safety and Security

How To Be Sure That a Market Research Report Will Answer Your Questions

Posted by Bonnie Randell

May 2, 2016 7:01:22 AM

market_research_questions.jpgIf you’ve ever been tasked with selecting a market research report, you know that the first step in getting the most complete intelligence is to define exactly what you need to know. Once you have a specific list of the questions that you, and any others in your organization, have, you can start investigating your available market research options and decide what report will be right for you. For most people, one of the biggest challenges in this process is the fear of the unknown when buying a report. Most research firms will offer sneak peeks, along with a table of contents, but since you can’t read the full report before you buy it, how are you to be sure that it will really answer your questions?

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