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Using bees as early warning for a fruit tree disease

By Damir Beciri
23 April 2013

bees-tubes-1When blossoms and leaves wane and turn black, it is usually too late to fight off the disease which attacks the plant. Fire blight is a plant disease which strikes fruit trees such as apple and pear trees. Clearing the affected trees was often the only chance left before it takes over the entire orchard…. »

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Using laser beams for precise 3D printing

By Damir Beciri
31 August 2012

3d-photograftingResearchers at the Vienna University of Technology developed a method which employs laser beams in order to perform 3D printing able to attach molecules at a desired place. Named 3D-photografting, the method could be used to grow biological tissue or to create precisely printed micro sensors with adequate marker molecules placed at to react with… »

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Increasing speed of 3D printers with nano-precision

By Damir Beciri
One Comment13 March 2012

3d-tower-bridgeResearchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) made a major breakthrough in speeding up the “two-photon lithography” 3D printing technique that enables their high-precision-3D-printer to print object in orders of magnitude faster compared to similar devices. Since dramatically increased speed of printing enables creation of much larger objects, the technique could find its… »

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Turning chitin into pharmaceuticals with fungi

By Damir Beciri
14 February 2012

chitin-medicine-2Most viral infections are treated with antiviral drugs which are often derived from N-Acetylneuraminic acid (NANA) – a material which costs around fifty times more than gold despite the fact it can be synthesized or obtained from natural sources. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology found a new way to produce NANA from chitin… »

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TU Vienna researchers develop precise, small and affordable 3D printer

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 May 2011

tu-vienna-micro-3d-printer-1We already wrote about several 3D printers, capable to help in rapid prototyping, however, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a much smaller, lighter and cheaper 3D printer. With this kind of printer, everyone could produce small, custom-made 3D-objects at home, using building plans from the internet – and this could save… »