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Nanoscience at Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland, outlines its goals, activities and international collaboration in the modern fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology Wrocław University of...

American exopolymerics

Texas A&M University introduces exopolymeric substances as agents in enhancing the self-cleansing capacity of natural waters Most chemical substances that reach the ocean through rivers,...

‘Big’ BRoTHER

The University of Regensburg, Germany, introduces BRoTHER, a new Central European network designed to promote digitalisation in biobanking The interaction of biobanks will become more...

Dissecting the Universe

Professor Lucio Mayer of the University of Zurich's Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology explains how 2016 will remain as a landmark in the history...

Vindicating vibrometry

Researchers from the Medtronic Bakken Research Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, explain the use of vibrometry in CVD detection Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses diseases of...

The adaptive role of maternal stress effects

Dr Michael J Sheriff of Pennsylvania State University outlines how maternal stress effects may adaptively prepare offspring, increasing their future performance and fitness Medical practitioners and...

The emerging field of nano-environmental science

In a surprising discovery, researchers found an unintentional and potentially toxic nano-particle that has been produced in massive quantifies by coal-burning power plants and...

Micronutrients: going small to build resistance

Dr Wade Elmer of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station discusses his research utilising nanoparticles to deliver micronutrients to plants Scientists at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment...

The University of Waterloo reconciles agriculture and water quality

Agricultural nutrient legacies delay the recovery of healthy aquatic ecosystems, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Agriculture is a dominant source of...

Highlights of the 2017 archaeological season on Sai Island, Sudan

Combining data from settlement and funerary archaeology has much potential, not only for reconstructing daily life, health and diet but especially for understanding the...

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