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Ceramic Implant Material Would Allow Ultrasound Brain Surgery

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 8, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Over the past several decades, bioceramics have helped improve the quality of life for millions of people. These specially designed materials, which include polycrystalline aluminum oxide, HA (a calcium phosphate mineral that is also the major component of bones in vertebrates), partially stabilized zirconium oxide, bioactive glass or glass-ceramics, and polyethylene-HA composites, have been successfully used for the repair, reconstruction and replacement of diseased or damaged parts of the body, especially bone.

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Topics: Advanced Materials

Green Bananas as Functional Fruit Flours

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Green Banana.jpgGreen bananas, anyone? Dr. Seuss would be pleased.

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Topics: Chemicals

Graphene-Based Sieve That Turns Seawater into Drinking Water

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

membranes.jpgGraphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new water treatment technologies. Graphene-oxide membranes have already demonstrated the potential of filtering out small nanoparticles, organic molecules, and even large salts. But, they couldn’t be used for sieving common salts used in desalination technologies, which require even smaller sieves.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

New Gas Analyzer Pushes Along Innovation in QCL Product Market

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Laser.jpgThe quantum cascade laser (QCL) market is attracting attention as a significant technology advance that engenders new innovations with noteworthy financial returns. What’s not to like?

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Topics: Photonics