8 Jul 2021
Tidal Turbine Rotors pass '20-Year Test'
Sustainable Marine's new turbine rotors have proven they can survive for two decades in the field, following rigorous tests at a leading European marine energy centre.
25 Feb 2019
New material to increase phone battery life by over 300%
Researchers have today announced the development of a new material which has the potential to improve the lifetime of the battery in every day electronics, such as smartphones. The new material also has the potential to significantly improve issues of battery lifetime while also ensuring that batteries can continue to become smaller without loss of performance.
29 Aug 2018
Progressing 3D printed biological implants
The overall goal of TRANSITION, the five-year project funded under Science Foundation Ireland's Spokes programme, is to develop a new class of 3D printed biological implants that will regenerate, rather than replace, diseased joints.
30 Mar 2018
€6.3m Irish drone research project
The programme will see researchers recreate flying environments for drones as digital models, taking into account a wide range of factors like air traffic, buildings and electricity lines, and then testing them in the real world at Waterford Airport and other selected locations around Ireland.
6 Dec 2017
Researchers generate electricity from low-cost biomaterial
Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research.
13 Dec 2016
Graphene and silly putty make state-of-the-art sensor
Researchers have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity -- creating extremely sensitive sensors.
9 Jul 2015
Researchers produce powerful biosensor for medical diagnostics
This new biosensor has demonstrated very high sensitivity in detecting cholera toxins and can provide earlier diagnosis of conditions such as cancer and other infectious diseases.
2 Jul 2015
Agreement for the production of atomically thin 2D layered materials
Capitalising on its experience in the manufacture of graphene, Thomas Swan Ltd can now quickly scale the manufacture of 2D materials, such as boron nitride and molybdenum disulphide, which will be available from this summer.
15 May 2015
Intelligent mouthguard to record our daily grind
SmartSplint will be able to deliver up to date, personalised information about bruxism right to the patient's phone and help them to understand their condition better and perhaps point to how they could modify their lifestyles to reduce how much they grind.
13 May 2015
Scientists discovery mystery behind solar energy harvesting material
Scientists have discovered how hybrid organic/inorganic perovskites, which have been used as highly efficient solar harvesting materials, really work
17 Feb 2014
Researchers make breakthrough in battery technology
Researchers at the Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI), University of Limerick have made a significant breakthrough in the area of rechargeable battery technology.
8 Feb 2011
New nanomaterials unlock new energy technologies
A new way of splitting layered materials to give atomically thin "nanosheets" has been discovered by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded research team.
16 Aug 2010
Printed cholesterol sensor with printed batteries and printed display
The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute is developing a cholesterol test using printed electronics.
10 Sep 2009
DecaWave partners with Dublin Institute of Technology
DecaWave (www.decawave.com) the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking ScenSor chip.