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  • A Listeria monocytogenes biosensor based on gold nanoparticles

    The innovation is an inexpensive, portable, disposable enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay-based biosensing strip that detects L. monocytogenes theough gold particle-modified screen-printed carbon electrodes.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/16
  • Personalized environment thanks to IoT sensors.

    The building management system (BMS) adjusts lighting, heating, and air-conditioning in real-time, thanks to IoT sensors.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/22
  • Virtual sensor for variable refrigerant flow AC system.

    A summary referring to an article recently published in the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR).

    • Publication date : 2017/03/20
  • Reducing food waste: can we keep open canned sardines in the refrigerator?

    Researchers from the University of Porto studied the shelf life at 4°C of open canned sardines, depending on the type of seasoning (sardines in brine, vegetable oil, tomato...

    • Publication date : 2022/08/16
    • Subjects: General information
  • Briefs: Fridges used as monitoring tools

    Sensor-equipped domestic refrigerators are found to be a useful means of improving and protecting the well-being of senior citizens living on their own. Thanks to Carlston University's TAFETA Smart Systems for Health, residents in Ottawa Community...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • Cryogenics: A new cryocooler

    A new cryocooler has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that combines small-size, rapid cooling, low temperatures and high efficiency. It is a "pulse tube" design that uses oscillating helium gas to...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • New cryogenic refrigerator to deep-freeze chips

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a compact, solid-state refrigerator capable of reaching very low temperatures (as low as 100 milliKelvin). The refrigerator works using a "sandwich" of normal-...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Chilled water cooling pads to reduce heat stress in pigs

    A team of scientists at Purdue university in the USA has developed cooling pads to keep pigs cool and reduce the impact of heat stress on milk output and piglet...

    • Publication date : 2023/11/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Optical refrigeration

    A team in New Mexico University has created the first-ever optical cryocooler that could be applied to airborne and spaceborne sensors. It uses optical refrigeration which could enable miniaturization, an alternative to bulky mechanical...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • TTI: new developments

    Time-Temperature Integrators (TTIs) are "intelligent labels" that simulate bacterial development, as a function of time-and-temperature parameters. As soon as a critical threshold is crossed, a change in colour alerts the consumer that the...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Energy savings in display cabinets

    Several new developments make it possible to save energy in display cabinets. - Optimizing air curtain velocity A team at the Air Curtain Research Laboratory at Kettering University in Michigan, US, has modellized the air flow in air curtains and...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Briefs: Edible optics to prevent food poisoning

    Edible nanosensors made from silk could alert consumers regarding potential contamination of food thanks to a hologram-type indicator embedded in the pack. Researchers at Tufts University in the US are working on the development of bioactive silk...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Food cold chain: improving temperature control to reduce loss

    Recent review articles provide an update on technologies to monitor temperature in the food cold chain, in order to avoid food loss during transport and...

    • Publication date : 2022/04/29
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Technology
  • Brief: Green towers: big can be green

    The Bank of America's new 1 billion USD national headquarters in New York will be the first skyscraper to apply for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum rating. It will feature underfloor displacement air ventilation...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14