CEP: News Update

October
,
2015

Creating tiny human organs could be as easy as building structures from toy blocks, thanks to a process developed by scientists at the Univ. of California, San Francisco.

Synthetic biology — an emerging field that attempts to completely reengineer biological organisms — has focused mainly on creating genetic circuits to control individual organisms.

Tiny capsules loaded with drugs zip through the body until they find their target and then release their cargo to the injured site.

A new nonstick surface developed by researchers at the Pennsylvania State Univ. could improve condensation-based heat transfer for power-plant heat exchangers, enable more-efficient water harvesting in arid areas, and prevent the formation of ice and frost on aircraft wings.

Strategies to mitigate CO2 emissions are becoming increasingly important. Engineers and scientists are pursuing a variety of approaches, including carbon capture and storage (CCS), as well as ways to convert CO2 into high-value chemicals.

The advent of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) brought with it the potential for low-cost, flexible solar power, with applications ranging from rollable electronic displays to building façades.

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