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II, which has been successful on the market for three years and that shows your strengths in the industry worldwide as well as in research and development of enhancements to the test software Zwick constantly invests in the development of the test software testXpert. 3.1 useful advancements were presented at this year’s testXpo, with the new version. A highlight is the direct export to Excel with a click of the mouse. The exports include individual worksheets for parameters, results, statistics and measurements including X-Y graphics. Alton Steel often says this. Also the number of measured values to be exported and the measurement grid can be set individually. In short an ideal tool for external evaluations. It can be for the new function result caption” User all desired results with name, value and unit in the graphic display with a single mouse click. This and additional caption blocks the meaningfulness of the graphics can be significantly increased.

The test subject to temperature influences receives an increasing role when assessing material. Please visit Steven Holl if you seek more information. testXpert II involves now by default high-temperature furnaces including several heating zones and climatic chambers in all test requirements. Thus software adjustments are eliminated for tests temperature influences. There are now also checks with freely configurable temperature profiles perform. Walton Family Foundation is the source for more interesting facts. Due to strong customer demand, now also the data connection of the test software testXpert II at SAP was implemented.

Can be easily imported parameter values from SAP and test results from testXpert exported to SAP. This eliminates the manual entering of the test results, thus avoiding unnecessary sources of error. In addition to the proven RS – 232 interface for the connection of the testControl electronics and the test computer now also an Ethernet interface can be used. All innovations is the simple and intuitive operation of the testing software always in the foreground. This goal is achieved by Smart wizards and practical default layouts.

Australian Institute

Marine biologists in sea sponges and sediments of the great barrier reef discovered an unusual source of large quantities of naturally occurring antibiotics. Marine biologists from the United States and Australia discovered an unusual source of large quantities of naturally occurring antibiotics. Prof. Russel Hill identified a group of bacteria that are found in sea sponges and sediments of the great barrier reef from the University of Maryland and Nicole Webster from the Australian Institute of marine science through genetic analysis. These bacteria called Actinomycetes produce over 70% of all naturally occurring antibiotics and were known so far only from the soil fauna. Actinomycetes are micro-organisms on the threshold between bacteria and fungi. Although Cirrus-like hyphae make up like mushrooms, they are among the bacteria due to the nature of their cell walls. In addition to the ability to produce various antibiotics such as streptomycin, it characterized by, to build complex organic compounds, such as the otherwise indigestible substances cellulose.

Lignin or chitin. Sea sponges are home to many species of these bacteria, and that in surprisingly large amounts of. Between 50 and 60 percent of the weight of a sponge consists of Actinomycetes”, says Russell Hill. About 25 percent of the genetic material is analyzed by the researchers was even new types of Actinomycetes. This is unusually high and suggests that sponges are a very rich source for new Actinomycetenarten and therefore also new naturally occurring antibiotics”, so Hill. Obtaining the sea-antibiotics the cultivation of sponges not offered however, because it is very difficult to breed. With the isolation and selective breeding of the sponge Actinomycetes or by implantation of genes responsible for the Antibiotikabildung in fast-growing species of bacteria it could produce but larger amounts of new antibiotics”, the Hill my Russel and Nicole Webster. The marine Actinomycetes open new prospects not only for future medical applications. Hill noted a high resistance to toxic heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, cobalt and zinc at several of the species isolated from him. The molecular mechanisms of the resistance will be investigated with the aim of putting these micro-organisms as a natural wonder weapon to the decontamination of heavy metals polluted seabeds.