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Robot-Based Nanohandling and Automation on the Nanoscale

Abstract : “What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale” stated Richard P. Feynman at the beginning of his visionary talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, given on […]

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Food for Thought: Fatty Acid Metabolism, Signaling and the Brain

Abstract : A role for fatty acid metabolism in the regulation of energy balance has been considered only recently, and generated the hypothesis that pharmacological alteration of fatty acid flux might affect food intake. Among the enzymes that facilitate fatty […]

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Post Li ion batteries: challenges & chances

Abstract : Modern society faces two main energy challeges: moving to electrical propulsion (the EV revolution) and using as much as possible sustainable energy in replacement to fossil fuels. Meeting well these challenges requires development of novel electrochemical power sources […]

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Consilience of Knowledge and Evolutionary Biomimetics

Abstract : Biomimetics is a discipline created by the consilience between biology and engineering. The ideas in nature have an inherent advantage over the ideas we squeeze out of our brains, because the former has already gone through a severe […]

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Lipidomics, New Tools and Applications

Abstract : Once viewed simply as a reservoir for carbon storage, lipids are no longer cast as bystanders in the drama of biological systems. The emerging field of lipidomics is driven by technology, most notably mass spectrometry, but also by […]

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ODYS: A Massively-Parallel Search Engine Using a DB-IR Tightly-Integrated Parallel DBMS

Abstract : Recently, parallel search engines have been implemented based on scalable distributed file systems (e.g., GFS). However, we claim that building a massively-parallel search engine using a parallel DBMS can be an attractive alternative since it supports a higher-level […]

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Current status and utilization of industrial and service robots

Abstract : Industrial robots are used in almost every field of manufacturing industries including automotive industry and electrical/electronics industry. The total worldwide stock of operational industrial robots at the end of 2011 was 1,400,000 units and estimated to increase by […]

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Sorbent Materials for Safe and Efficient Energy Storage

Abstract : Recently, carbon-based sorbent materials have attracted great interest as a light-weight energy storage medium. Graphite has already been used for the anode material of Li-ion batteries and various organic or inorganic carbon-based materials have been proposed to be […]

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New Robotic Approaches In ENT surgery

Abstract : Purpose of surgical robot is to provide new capabilities that transcend human limitation in surgery, increase consistency and quality of surgical treatments, and promote better outcomes and more cost- effective processes in surgical practice. The primary objective is […]

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Challenge to the Next Generation Fuel Cells for Low-Carbon

Abstract : The East Japan Disaster and the terrible Fukusima Nuclear-Power Plants trouble triggered by it have awakened us that “the retracting moves” are not allowed anymore to the development of “real low-carbon and green energy technologies”. Various types’ fuel […]

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