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Faster drying of deep well microplates

Genevac’s new generation heat transfer plates for centrifugal evaporators enable almost any deep well plate to be dried up to 50% faster than previously possible.



Understanding urban heat island effect

NASA researchers studying urban landscapes have found that the intensity of the "heat island" created by a city depends on the ecosystem it replaced and on the regional climate.



Sea stars bulk up to beat the heat

A new study finds that a species of sea star stays cool using a strategy never before seen in the animal kingdom.



Spiral Heat Exchanger

The spiral heat exchanger was developed in the 1920s for use in the paper industry by the Swedish engineer Curt Rosenblad. For the first time, a heat exchanger was available that allowed troublefree heat transfer between particle-loaded process streams.



Crop Yields Could Wilt in Heat

Yields of three of the most important crops produced - corn, soybeans and cotton - are predicted to fall off a cliff if temperatures rise due to climate change. Yields could decrease by 30 to 46 per cent.



Killing salmonella with heat less effective

Salmonella was more resistant to heat treatment of whole cuts of beef than in ground beef products, according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists.



Cool plasma packs heat for hygiene

Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth.



Platular heat exchangers

Platular heat exchangers are said to combine the advantages of tubular and plate-gasket units, giving two to four times the heat-transfer capabilities in units that are one-fourth to one-tenth their sizes.



Impingement freezer technology blasts away heat surrounding bread

With Scandinavian bread recipes dating back to the age of the Vikings, perhaps to the dawn of Scandinavian history, Sweden's Polarbageriet ­ the Polar Bakery ­ has found a new approach to passing these traditions on to a new generation of consumers: using the very latest freezer technology.



How heat helps to treat cancer

Research at Bangor University has identified a switch in cells that may help to kill tumors with heat. Prostate cancer and other localized tumors can be effectively treated by a combination of heat and an anti-cancer drug that damages the genes.



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