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22 Jun 2020

New Supercapacitor Opens Door to Better Wearable Electronics

Researchers have designed a high-performance, low-cost, environmentally friendly, and stretchable supercapacitor that can potentially be used in wearable electronics.
26 Feb 2020

Smart Jumpsuit Provides Information on Infants' Development

A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
25 Nov 2019

Clean Carbon Nanotubes with Superb Properties

Scientists at Aalto University, Finland, and Nagoya University, Japan, have found a new way to make ultra-clean carbon nanotube transistors with superior semiconducting properties.
18 Oct 2019

Graphene and carbon nanotubes combine into transparent hybrid material

Scientists have combined graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes into a transparent hybrid material with conductivity higher than either component exhibits separately.
9 Jul 2019

Teaching AI to create visuals with more common sense

Today's smartphones often use artificial intelligence to help make the photos we take crisper and clearer. But what if these AI tools could be used to create entire scenes from scratch?
30 Jan 2019

More energy-efficient cruise ships

A researcher has developed a system based on fuel cells to reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of cruise ships, which are increasingly popular among vacation goers around the world.
28 Nov 2018

Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomised trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the other a placebo. Is this really the only reliable way to evaluate treatment effectiveness, or could something be done differently?
17 Sep 2018


Selko is an artificial intelligence research spin out company focusing on advanced requirement analysis in engineering field by using natural language processing
15 Aug 2018

Enfucell Flexible Electronics

Enfucell Flexible Electronics Ltd., established in 2010, is working on the printed paper battery and corresponding applications.
5 Aug 2018

First-ever coloured thin films of nanotubes created

Researchers present a technique to produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow. The secret is a fine-tuned fabrication process—and a small dose of CO2.
8 Jun 2018

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
25 Apr 2017

Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled

Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement.
24 Apr 2017

A new method developed for measuring carbon nanotubes

Researchers have developed a new method for measuring the number of single walled carbon nanotubes and their concentration in a carbon nanotube layer.
22 Mar 2017

Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells

Five years ago, the world started to talk about third-generation solar cells that challenged the traditional silicon cells with a cheaper and simpler manufacturing process that used less energy.
8 Sep 2016

Canatu receives 22 million EUR funding

Canatu Oy has received 22 million euros late stage funding via a series of investments of 10 million EUR and a loan of 12 million EUR from the European Investment Bank.
28 Jul 2016

Printing energy producing photographs

Researchers wanted to take the idea of printed solar cells further, and see if their materials could be inkjet-printed as pictures and text like traditional printing inks.
14 Jul 2016

Breakthrough towards perovskite solar cell industrialisation

Perovskite solar modules were produced using simple and ubiquitous printing techniques, avoiding otherwise commonly used and expensive methods such as chemical vapor deposition or metal evaporation.
11 Mar 2016

Seven patents to develop cheaper lighting and flexible solar cells

n November 2012, the TREASORES project (Transparent Electrodes for Large Area Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic Devices) started with the aim of developing technologies to dramatically reduce the production costs of organic electronic devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels.
28 Dec 2015

Graphene nanoribbons get metallic

Researchers have succeeded in experimentally realizing metallic graphene nanoribbons that are only 5 carbon atoms wide.
26 May 2015

Efficiency record for black silicon solar cells jumps to 22.1%

Researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells.