Noticias

26 jueves enero 2017

‘Cleverscope': a plastic adapter and a smartphone get a low-cost video-laryngoscope

Direct laryngoscopy allows seeing the local cords and leading the tube to the right place, but its margin of error, depending on the patients physical characteristics, might get over 20% and develop complications. The event is unforeseen and only shows at the moment of the intubation. Video-laryngoscopes are the most effective solution in these cases, but its high cost limits their use and they are not present in all operation rooms.

26 jueves enero 2017

Breakthrough in Nitrate-polluted Water Treatment

The first world electro-denitrification plant to supply drinking water to a municipality is expected to start operating in the small village of Borrassà (province of Girona, Spain) in February 2017. This initiative is carried out by Hydrokemós, a spin-from the Chemical Institute of Sarrià, one of the most important science educational institutions in Barcelona.

26 jueves enero 2017

Lourdes Ramos: "Miniaturization is a key factor for a greener chemistry"

Lourdes Ramos is a Scientific Researcher at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry, in the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Expert in miniaturization of analytical methods, her team has even patented new instrumentation in this field. She has been recently included in the first all-women Power List by the Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences worldwide.

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Antireflective surfaces reach high efficiency by mimicking nature

Moth's eyes have evolved to prevent light from reflecting off them. This particular feature is becoming important for producing better antireflective nanostructured surfaces.>/p>

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Molecules made machines: chemistry taken to a new dimension

It might still seem sci-fi for most, but molecular machines are already a reality. And the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France), Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, US) and Bernard L. Feringa (University of Groninger, the Netherlands) for its design and production.

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Interview with Jacqueline Cramer, professor in sustainable innovation at Utrecht University:

"Today mechanical recycling is used, but in the future it will be mainly chemical".

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Fungi found out to get sustainable biomass heat production

Obtaining sustainable energy from clean sources is one of the biggest challenges in our century, and has a crucial role in the circular economy.

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