24 Mar 2021
Big Breakthrough for Massless Energy Storage
Researchers have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially 'massless' energy storage in vehicles and other technology.
18 Mar 2021
Robots Use Eye Contact to Draw Out Reluctant Participants in Groups
Eye contact is a key to establishing a connection, and teachers use it often to encourage participation. But can a robot do this too? Can it draw a response simply by making "eye" contact, even with people who are less inclined to speak up. A recent study suggests that it can.
22 Feb 2021
New Method for Integrating Graphene into Semiconductor Manufacturing
Graphene Flagship researchers have reported a new method to integrate graphene and 2D materials into semiconductor manufacturing lines, a milestone for the initiative's recently launched 2D Experimental Pilot Line — a €20 million project to bridge the gap between lab-scale manufacturing and large volume production of electronic devices based on two-dimensional materials.
5 Dec 2019
Pirelli Developing Tyres to Interact with 5G Network
Pirelli is the first tyre company in the world to transmit information detected by intelligent tyres regarding the road surface via the 5G network.
29 Nov 2019
Wood is the Surprising Ingredient in Electrodes for Wearables
Wood fibres are being used by researchers to create a new class of stronger and lower-cost electrodes for even lighter and long-lasting flexible electronics and wearables.
9 Sep 2019
World's smallest accelerometer points to new era in wearables, gaming
In what could be a breakthrough for body sensor and navigation technologies, researchers have developed the smallest accelerometer yet reported, using the highly conductive nanomaterial, graphene.
22 May 2019
Blood and sweat take training app to the next level
By keeping check on the sweat the human body secretes, users can be warned about becoming dehydrated in good time before problems arise, so they can either stop exercising or drink to rehydrate their body.
11 Jan 2019
New glucose monitor for diabetics, virtually painless, accurate
A more comfortable and reliable blood-sugar monitoring system is being designed by researchers in Sweden for people with diabetes. After successfully testing a prototype of a microneedle patch on a human subject, the completion of a system for clinical tests is now underway.
12 Nov 2018
Real-world ready robot bridges the gap between man and machine
Combining innovative hardware with a new class of conversational AI software and state of the art tools, the company has also developed a powerful and sophisticated platform specifically for multisensory and immersive language interactions, enabling developers working in any industry sector and from any country to build highly advanced applications for social robots.
20 Dec 2017
IKEA Open Innovation Challenge in Printed Electronics
IKEA has invited a selection of companies to propose innovative ideas and technologies aiming at E-labels and/or Digital Communication Carriers.
2 Jun 2017
Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector
The Spanish city of Zaragoza has hosted the opening meeting for the European Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing).
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.
30 Dec 2016
A robot learns its way around the lab
Unlike you or me, robots actually have to learn things like: chairs change positions from hour to hour, or that a book resting on a table is not part of the table.
20 Dec 2016
Skin patch with microneedles proves effective alternative to injection
A microneedle patch, which combines stainless steel needles embedded in a soft polymer base - the first such combination believed to be scientifically studied. The soft material makes it comfortable to wear, while the stiff needles ensure reliable skin penetration.
1 Apr 2016
Wooden windows? New material could replace glass in solar cells
Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best — and cheapest — construction materials known: wood.
10 Dec 2015
Storing electricity in paper
Researchers have developed power paper - a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy.
2 Jun 2015
Trees are source for high-capacity, soft batteries
A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US.