Perovskite Solar Cells Can Capture More Electricity
Scientists have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.
Alibaba unveils its own AI chip
Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
Organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development
Researchers have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the electrophysiology of the heart cells in three dimensions. These 3D, self-rolling biosensor arrays coil up over heart cell spheroid tissues to form an "organ-on-e-chip," thus enabling the researchers to study how cells communicate with each other in multicellular systems such as the heart.
3D-print a bathroom in a day
Researchers have developed the capability to 3D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day.
World's first full-size, autonomous electric bus
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Volvo Buses have launched the world's first full size, autonomous electric bus. The single-deck Volvo Electric bus is 12 metres long and has a full capacity close to 80 passengers.
Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together
Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
Helping fuel cells beat the heat
A strategy for stabilizing silver films could make high-efficiency fuel cells usable in portable devices.
Bronxculture are a company looking to commercialise cellulose aerogels. Dr Mahesh (CTO) spoke with senior technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Synchronised 3D printing of concrete
Scientists have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete structure.
3D printed membranes have faster water flow than conventional filters
A 3D-printing facility to manufacture a new type of water treatment membrane.
Unlike conventional membrane-manufacturing processes that use acids to make polymers porous that function as filters, Nano Sun 3D-prints millions of nanofibers layered on top of each other, compressed into a thin membrane.
Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault
Research shows that using minimally invasive electrical currents on the prefrontal cortex can reduce the desire to carry out physical and sexual assault and increase the perception that such violence is morally wrong.