Work to Decrease Exhaust Pipes’ Pollution

Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Facultad de Ingeniería Química


New cars already have catalytic converters to eliminate some substances. However, cold start is still a problem. A team of researchers studies a new method to eliminate all the contaminating elements using active metals’ nanoparticles.



First Lithium-Ion Battery Vehicle in Latin America

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Facultad de Ingeniería


The electric tricycle developed by researchers in La Plata travelled at the beginning of December along Ruta 2 towards Mar del Plata. It was the first long-distance trip and a fundamental test to evaluate its performance and autonomy. It is the first vehicle in Latin America which works with lithium batteries, a mineral which constitutes a clean energy source and which can become an energetic alternative for Argentina.



Chip Capable of Diagnosing Eye Diseases

Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos - Facultad de Ingeniería


The work of researchers from the Laboratory BioMEMS was the design, simulation and production of nano and micro devices with ophthalmology applications. The particular development of this chip permits to miniaturize tests which are in general carried out in biochemical laboratories, apart from offering greater speed and precision in the results, energy saving, lower costs and an outpatient diagnosis of eye diseases, such as keratoconus.



The Influence of the Kind of Soil in an Earthquake’s Consequences

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - Facultad de Ingeniería


Specialists in earthquakes study the case of Mendoza, the geographical environment with the highest seismic activity in the country and state that the damages depend on the soil’s stiffness and the structures on it. The researchers analyze the “effects of the site” in earthquakes, which implies to know the composition of the soil and its degree of stiffness, among other variables. They warn about the need to update building regulations.



Durable and Ecologic Batteries for the National Industry

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - Instituto Balseiro


Scientists from Institute Balseiro developed a prototype of rechargeable battery through the use of hydrogen as energy source. It can be used to develop an electric supply source for portable devices, such as mobile phones. The specialists go for national or international companies to materialize the studies to permit that national origin batteries with avant-garde technology can be used by Argentineans.



Microcapsules to Control Fertility in Cows

Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas


The device designed by researchers of the UNL and the Conicet permits to control and synchronize the cows’ hormonal cycles. It is a more efficient way of cattle production, as it might achieve genetic improvement and minimize the cost, apart from increasing the production of meat. The project was awarded by the Bolsa de Comercio of Santa Fe in the contest “A bet to the Tricentenary”.


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