Posts by: Danielle Kirsch

Fraunhofer researchers at BU develop vaccine "factory" from plants

Flu season beware! In conjunction with the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biology in Delaware and pharmaceutical company iBio, Inc., researchers and engineers at the Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Boston University have developed an automated “factory” that creates vast quantities of vaccines from tobacco plants. Akin to an industrial or automated manufacturing […]

UMaryland & GE create new LED light bulb that uses jet engine technology

Greentech Enterprise: General Electric has come out with an experimental LED bulb that is part light fixture and part plane. Developed in conjunction with professors at the University of Maryland, the LED bulb emits 1,500 lumens of light, about the same amount of light as a 100-watt halogen spotlight, but it requires only about one-third […]

University research discovers early warning system for landslide protection

Researchers at Loughborough University in collaboration with the British Geological Survey have developed a sound sensor system that can accurately predict the likelihood of a landslide. The system works by measuring and analyzing the acoustic behavior of soil to determine when a landslide is about to happen so preventative measures can be taken. The detection […]