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Innovations paving the way for wetland restoration

Innovations paving the way for wetland restoration

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on the 2nd of February to raise awareness about wetlands and the important role they play in our planet’s ecosystem. We are losing wetlands three times faster than forests, nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, with 35% of the world’s wetlands disappearing in the last 50 years. Wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more. Innovators worldwide are now finding ways to restore and protect key areas and reverse their rapid loss. More…

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Potencialize suas descobertas com a PatBase

Potencialize suas descobertas com a PatBase

Com o aumento de demanda para análises de citações em patentes globais para organizações internacionais, o volume e a complexidade das citações de patentes se tornam uma área difícil de navegar com eficiência, porém, com as ferramentas corretas, é também uma área incrivelmente valiosa. A compreensão de citações requer análise de um grande volume patentes, onde a qualidade dos dados são primordiais. Interpretar um grande conjunto de dados como este pode ser difícil. Alguns anos atrás, as grandes ferramentas de análise de dados (big data) e a falta de dados globais não permitiam tal interpretação.

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Converting excess carbon dioxide into organic molecules

Converting excess carbon dioxide into organic molecules

 

Since the Industrial Revolution, CO2 emissions have been consistently rising with analysts estimating that total global carbon dioxide emissions reached 40.6 billion tonnes in 2022. Scientists and engineers are not only looking for green alternatives to help reduce emissions, but also ways to utilise the excess carbon dioxide available. A team of researchers from Cornell University has used electrochemistry to convert carbon dioxide into a series of organic molecules that are vital to pharmaceutical development. More…

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Avoid millions in wasted R&D loss in 2023 with Minesoft’s patent solutions!

Avoid millions in wasted R&D loss in 2023 with Minesoft’s patent solutions!

Hit the ground running in 2023 and avoid millions in wasted R&D loss with Minesoft’s suite of patent solutions. Developed with our clients in mind, our patent intelligence platforms make it easy to explore any technology area to avoid infringement and parallel development.

All of the greatest, most renowned inventions start with an idea; patents are often the first and only source of these ideas as many are never published elsewhere. Hence, companies around the world are protective of the value in their own intellectual property (IP) and realise the importance of monitoring the IP of their competitors. Minesoft is a world-renowned service provider for the Intellectual Property industry, to help companies harness the knowledge found in patents, gain competitive intelligence and build on the ideas of others to drive innovation worldwide.   More…

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The fight against electronic waste: Biodegradable circuit boards

The fight against electronic waste: Biodegradable circuit boards

With electronics being such an integral part of modern society, the problem of how to properly dispose of or recycle these needs to be addressed. E-waste often comprises of products with a battery or plug and features toxic substances such as mercury, posing severe risks to human and environmental health. Researchers have been exploring ways to make various electronics and their components more eco-friendly. One team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation and published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, has innovated ground-breaking biodegradable circuit boards that hope to solve the growing problem of e-waste and pave the way for future, fully disposable electronics. More…

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Harnessing the value in patent citations with PatBase  

Harnessing the value in patent citations with PatBase  

Given the increasing need for fully global citation analysis for international organisations, the volume and complexity of patent citations make it a difficult area to efficiently navigate, however, with the right tools it is also an exceptionally valuable one. An accurate citation analysis requires calculations that involve the analysis of a very large number of patents where data quality and internationally broad content are paramount. Understanding a large dataset like this can be difficult, and just a few years ago neither the big data analytics tools accessible for most users nor the lack of fully global data collections allowed for it.  

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International HIV Awareness Day

International HIV Awareness Day

World AIDS Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV. On this day, we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to the virus and those who continue to live with HIV.   

In honour of world AIDS day on 1st December, we are shedding some light on some of the medical advancements made to cure and prevent the spread of the disease, helping save millions of lives. 

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Exploiting patent data without breaking the bank

Exploiting patent data without breaking the bank

Monitoring your own- and third-party patent portfolios (in your industry) should under no circumstances be neglected by any company or research organisation. Although the data published by patent offices is very extensive, when using the right tools this can provide a wealth of information that can both help protect and grow your company, and its IP portfolio… More…

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Body heat: The latest source of renewable energy?

Body heat: The latest source of renewable energy?

 

The COP27 in Egypt is well underway bringing with it an important reminder of the growing necessity to reduce CO2 emissions to help tackle climate change. Renewable Energy isn’t a new topic; however, the energy crisis seems to have pushed people and businesses to think of more innovative ways to foster clean energy, move away from fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions. One music venue in Glasgow, SWG3, has recently switched on a system that creates renewable energy from the body heat of people on its dancefloor. Using body heat as an energy source isn’t a new concept but this is the first time it has been implemented to power a building using solely clean energy. More…