• Added 7th April 2014

    Mobile augmented reality

    As smartphones and tablets become like an extra appendage for the majority of people, the creators of augmented reality applications must consider how they can best be used with mobile ...

  • Added 7th April 2014

    Green plastics to biomedical applications

    What happens when you cross biopolymers and inorganic nanomaterials? You get high-performance properties that also sport eco-friendly characteristics. Dubbed bionanocomposites, these materials could have relevance in everything from food packaging ...

  • Added 7th April 2014

    Driving innovations in crop research

    Agriculture is key to our survival. But the many challenges of cultivating crops around the world demand agricultural innovations, particularly in the area of organic farming. It is an industry ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Scholarly Literature and Medical Affairs

    Most medical affairs professionals would love to be able to access any articles they want at any time, but unfortunately slim budgets for R&D libraries mean that everyone must be ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Methods of Estimating Shale Gas Resources

    Shale gas production is nothing new, yet estimates of recoverable shale gas resources are still frustratingly uncertain. A closer look at case studies of the U.S.’s Marcellus shale and a ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Safety Training for the Oil and Gas Worker

    Facing a fatality rate that is 7 times greater than other industries in the U.S., oil and gas extraction workers need the protection of standards and regulations. O&G companies must ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Refinery Specs

    When purchasing centrifugal pumps for refineries, users often develop their own specifications with additions to the American Petroleum Institute standard – but are these addenda necessary? The well-meaning additions may ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    The Internet of Things

    The potential for the “smart” objects around us to interact with each other is at the heart of a paradigm known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Researchers in fields ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Oncology Biomarker Discovery

    For companies working in drug discovery, the incentive to focus on new strategies for biomarker discovery is greater than ever. An overview of the biomarker discovery landscape shows that there ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Filtration and Separation and Fine Chemicals

    One quarter of the filtration and separation equipment used by the chemicals industry is for niche applications in fine chemicals. Three leading companies in the field – 3M Purification, Synder ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Understanding Plant Responses to Infection

    Rice helps to feed half our planet, but cultivated rice is subject to many diseases – the fungal disease known as “rice blast” being one of the worst. The key ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Plastics Used in Medical Devices

    From bandages and surgical gloves to prosthetic limbs and MRIs, a range of medical devices both simple and complex are made from plastics. How are plastics used in these devices ...

  • Added 13th March 2014

    Reinventing medicinal chemistry

    With high-profile biologics often trumpeted in the news these days, sometimes it seems as though medicinal chemistry’s importance is forgotten. But the truth is that medicinal chemists continue to have ...

  • Added 21st February 2014

    Toward better drug repositioning: prioritizing and integrating existing methods into efficient pipelines

    Drug repositioning now accounts for some 30% of new FDA-approved drugs, and success stories like Viagra (initially developed as a hypertension drug) have certainly proven the value of repositioning. Read ...

  • Added 18th February 2014

    An Elusive Threat: Rice Blast

    Rice helps to feed half our planet, so as populations increase, so must production. But cultivated rice is subject to many diseases – the fungal disease known as “rice blast” ...