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1. Sunny news for medicine
Scientists have discovered an extraordinary protein-cutting enzyme that has also evolved to
glue proteins together, a finding that may be valuable in the production of therapeutic drugs.
2. Health benefits of used coffee grounds
Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it’s
rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee-grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full
of these compounds, which have potential health benefits.
3. “Microcombing” creates stronger, more conductive carbon nanotube films
Researchers have developed an inexpensive technique called “microcombing” to align carbon
nanotubes (CN Ts), which can be used to create large, pure CN T films that are stronger than any
previous such films.
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1. Things You Need to Know about Digital Oscilloscopes
Oscilloscopes are a staple for any individual or firm involved with electronics and their
functioning due to their versatility.
2. Six Tips to Use When Calibrating Your pH Meter
Reliable pH measurements are essential to a variety of processes and industries. From
agriculture, to wastewater and plating, to food processing, measuring pH is a crucial step in
determining the efficiency of a process or quality of a product.
3. Solidifying Image Acquisition
Image analysis is of growing importance in science, and trends are observed for different
layers of image acquisition. Quantifiable and reproducible data is a prerequisite for scientific
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New Star Environmental has introduced the Kanomax Dust Monitor that is a quality instrument
ensuring highly accurate dust measurements via a user-friendly and intuitive interface.
2. High-Voltage Signal Isolators
Knick USA has introduced the P40000 “ProLine” universal high-voltage signal isolators. The
Knick USA P40000 ProLine family is specially optimized for DC railway and light-rail transit (LR T)
3. Large-format 3-D Printing System
The VX4000 from voxeljet AG is a large-format 3-D printing system for research, design, short-run manufacturing and automotive applications requiring oversized objects.
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The micrometer-scale fissures on
the edge of a surgical blade act as a
“microcomb” to align carbon nanotubes.
Image: Yuntian Zhu
Applying deconvolution delivers detail-rich images with high contrast. Image: