This Protein Nano-Object Integrator (ProNOI) software allows for researchers to generate atomic-style geometrical objects in the desired shape and dimensions either from cry-electron photography or user-specified shape.
Inventor: Nicholas Smith, Emil Alexov
Advanced Materials, Biotechnology
Carbon dots (also called “carbon quantum dots”, “carbon nanodots”, etc.) represent a new class of photoactive nanomaterials that compete effectively with semiconductor quantum dots, a market that was valued at $961.4 million in 2013 and is projected to be larger than $5 billion in 2020.
Inventor: Dr. Ya-Ping Sun
Biotechnology, Sustainable Energy
This aquaculture ecosystem utilizes low RPM paddle wheels to control water flow rate and feed fish waste to algae to reduce eutrophication effects. For every ton of fish produced as much as 66 kilograms of nitrogen waste and 10.5 kilograms of phosphorus waste are produced.
Inventor: David Brune, John Collier, Arnold Eversole, Thomas Schwedler
This fine needle biopsy method is used to evaluate mammary tissue collected repetitively over time from the same animal during development, allowing researchers to predict productivity, the animal’s quality, health, and chance of disease. The U.S. meat and livestock market is a growing market, forecast to have a value of $203.5 billion by 2019.
Inventor: Heather Dunn, Kathryn A Elliott, Thomas Scott, Matthew Burns
This overexpression of the micro RNA (miR319) gene improves salt and drought tolerance in transgenic plants, enhancing crop performance under adverse environmental conditions. Plant micro RNAs are a class of endogenous small noncoding RNAs that play essential roles in diverse biological processes, including plant responses to environmental stresses and various aspects of plant development.
Inventor: Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Man Zhou, Dayong Li