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.
5 Jun 2018
LAAS-CNRS targets R&D strategic axis with Cutting-edge CeraPrinter
CERADROP, a MGI Group company, has supplied LAAS-CNRS with one of its State-of-the-art equipment - CeraPrinter F-Serie. The French Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems concentrates its efforts on major scientific orientations for emerging systems and services of the future.
19 Jan 2018
Robots aid better understanding of phytoplankton blooms
Phytoplankton blooms are one of the most important factors contributing to the efficiency of the carbon pump in the North Atlantic Ocean. To better understand this phenomenon, the ERC remOcean project has developed a new class of robots: biogeochemical profiling floats, the first robots able to collect data in the ocean throughout the year.
8 Sep 2017
Electricity production : when enzymes rival platinum
Making a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell: that's the feat that researchers have achieved. Three years after making their first prototype biocell, the researchers have just reached a new milestone and increased its performance and stability.