21 Aug 2020
Z3DLAB has developed nano-structured titanium powders for metal additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Jean-Jacques Fouchet (Co-founder and VP Business Development)
5 Aug 2020
AI to Identify Individual Birds of the Same Species
Humans have a hard time identifying individual birds just by looking at the patterns on their plumage. An international study involving scientists has shown how computers can learn to differentiate individual birds of a same species.
26 Mar 2020
Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring
French scientists at the Neel Institute have produced a graphene patch that records the condition of chronic wounds, such as ulcers suffered by the elderly or those with diabetes, at any time. The data can be sent from home to the hospital via mobile phone, facilitating a rapid response to possible infections.
2 Mar 2020
Thin-Film Solar Cells Generate as Much Energy as Traditional Ones
Scientists have become the first to achieve an energy efficiency of 25 percent with a thin-film solar cell. This means that this wafer-thin solar cell generates as much energy as a traditional silicon solar cell.
24 Jan 2020
NexDot is a spin-out from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, France.
3 Oct 2019
Stretchable and flexible biofuel cell that runs on sweat
A unique new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, was recently developed. This cell is already capable of continuously lighting an LED, opening new avenues for the development of wearable electronics powered by autonomous and environmentally friendly biodevices.
1 Jul 2019
Grapheal have developed a transparent and flexible plaster containing graphene designed to accelerate and monitor the healing of chronic wounds.
20 Feb 2019
Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder
Hydrogen researchers are involved in a large European project on hydrogen storage. The goal is to develop a novel prototype tank that will store at least 50 kilograms of hydrogen in a minimum space. The European Union is funding the project with €2 million in the frame of the "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - FCH JU". Some €150,000 are earmarked for the Helmholtz researchers.
10 Jan 2019
Digital deposition equipment for fabrication of perovskite solar cells
Latest results achieved with third generation solar cells highlight that the perovskite can increase the efficiency and lower the cost of solar energy.
20 Nov 2018
Robotics Flagship aims to develop sustainable robots and AI
The Robotics Flagship aims to develop robots and artificial intelligence that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable: this is the project proposal submitted to the European Commission, that by 2020 will have chosen the flagships that will receive one billion euros over ten years to guarantee Europe a leading position in science and technology.
26 Jul 2018
Organic solar cells to be used in roof tiles generating power
Materials scientists have found a way to boost the efficiency of organic solar cells several times.
13 Jun 2018
Aerial robot that can morph in flight
Marking a world first, researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter.