Meta-Apo supports cheaper, quicker microbiome functional assessment

IMAGE: Meta-Apo algorithm improves 16S-based microbiome diagnoses view more  Credit: JING Gongchao A new algorithm may reduce the need for expensive, time-consuming whole-genome sequencing computations to understand how a microbiome functions. A team led by JING Gongchao of the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and SU […]

Scientists develop a cheaper method that might help create fuels from plants

A new discovery could make biofuel production more cost efficient. Credit: Science in HD via Unsplash Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create biofuels from plants. Scientists around the world have been trying […]

Desalination breakthrough could lead to cheaper water filtration

Producing clean water at a lower cost could be on the horizon after researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State solved a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now. Desalination membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water, a process critical to the health of society, cleaning billions […]

Desalination breakthrough could lead to cheaper water filtration — ScienceDaily

Producing clean water at a lower cost could be on the horizon after researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State solved a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now. Desalination membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water, a process critical to the health of society, cleaning billions […]

Making new technology faster and cheaper — ScienceDaily

Additive manufacturing (AM) machinery has advanced over time, however, the necessary software for new machines often lags behind. To help mitigate this issue, Penn State researchers designed an automated process planning software to save money, time and design resources. Newer, five-axis machines are designed to move linearly along an x, y and z plane and […]

New lab-on-a-chip infection test could provide cheaper, faster portable diagnostics

The chip, developed at Imperial College London and known as TriSilix, is a ‘micro laboratory’ which performs a miniature version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the spot. PCR is the gold-standard test for detecting viruses and bacteria in biological samples such as bodily fluids, faeces, or environmental samples. Although PCR is usually performed […]

Blueprints for a cheaper single-molecule microscope — ScienceDaily

A team of scientists and students from the University of Sheffield has designed and built a specialist microscope, and shared the build instructions to help make this equipment available to many labs across the world. The microscope, called the smfBox, is capable of single-molecule measurements allowing scientists to look at one molecule at a time […]

Scientists and students publish blueprints for a cheaper single-molecule microscope

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A team of scientists and students from the University of Sheffield has designed and built a specialist microscope, and shared the build instructions to help make this equipment available to many labs across the world. The microscope, called the smfBox, is capable of single-molecule measurements allowing scientists to look at one […]

Cloud storage is cheaper when you know how to share it

It’s better (and cheaper) when we’re together. (Dimitri Houtteman/Unsplash/) We’ve been relying on cloud storage more and more in recent years. From our photos and videos, to our music and movies, and even our devices’ backup, most of our precious files are out there—anywhere and everywhere all at once. You can get a piece of […]