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A device for reducing emissions in exhaust end pipes to near zero

Scientists at the CSIC have developed a photocatalytical device, which can be implemented in the exhaust end pipes of motor vehicles. It eliminates some of the pollutants contained in the smoke generated by combustion.

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Non-toxic antimicrobial zinc oxide microparticles

Scientists at the CSIC have developed zinc oxide microstructures which have a very high antimicrobial activity, compared to the commercial nanoparticles. The particles obtained by the CSIC scientists have low toxicity, as they release low levels of toxic ions and reactive oxygen species. They can be applied for the elimination inhibition of microorganisms growing.

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The first electric superconducting generator for medium power wind turbines

This prototype is the first in the world designed to be used in medium-power wind turbines. The use of superconducting materials simplifies the system, obtaining greater reliability and greater efficiency thus reducing maintenance needs. It is a project developed by scientists at the CSIC and   the company Gamesa Innovation and Technology,

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Manufacturing antimicrobial fabrics and devices at industrial scale

A European project involving the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the CSIC, and led by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), will introduce on the market an ultrasound technology for industrial production of fabrics and surfaces coated with antimicrobial nanoparticles.

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Three projects in electronics and biomedicine, funded by the ERC Consolidator Grants

Scientists at the Institute of Science of Materials of the CSIC start three groundbreaking projects aimed at developing hybrids which join cell and devices, at studying flexoelectricity and obtaining radioactive materials smaller than human cells for cancer treatment.

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