9 Aug 2021
Neural Network Shows People with Autism Read Expressions Differently
People with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty interpreting facial expressions. Using a neural network model that reproduces the brain on a computer, a group of researchers have unraveled how this comes to be.
21 May 2021
Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester
Researchers have demonstrated that an array of electrically connected spintronic devices can harvest a 2.4 GHz wireless signal, which can be used to power and charge small electronic devices and sensors.
4 Mar 2021
World's Fastest Supercomputer and AI for Real Time Tsunami Prediction
Researchers have announced the successful development of an AI model that will empower disaster management teams with the ability to predict tsunami flooding in coastal areas in near real-time, harnessing the computational power of the world's fastest supercomputer.
13 Aug 2020
Putting the Spring-cam Back Into Stroke Patients Steps
A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device - otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis. The new device will aid stroke patients in their rehabilitation, improving their walking and preventing falls.
28 Jan 2020
Self-Moisturising Smart Contact Lenses
Researchers have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturising system, maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.
23 Jan 2020
Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
23 Jul 2019
New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets
Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
11 Jul 2019
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA
Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply.
7 Dec 2018
Out of the fog: honeycomb films
Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
13 Feb 2018
Stacking on the graphene
Researchers have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material's graphene is stacked differently and has unique electrical properties. Their work has implications for the development of novel electronic devices.
18 Dec 2017
New generation robots able to adapt to physical damage
Researchers have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical damage.
28 Sep 2017
Semitransparent and flexible solar cells
Researchers have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials.
6 Mar 2017
Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals
A research group has developed a molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein.
27 Feb 2017
Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery
Researchers have created a high performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries using waste silicon sawdust.
15 Dec 2016
A skillful rescue robot with remote-control function
A group of researchers developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief situations. This prototype has drastically improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines.