13 Oct 2022
Human Brain Cells in a Dish Learn to Play Pong
A Melbourne-led team has for the first time shown that 800,000 brain cells living in a dish can perform goal-directed tasks - in this case the simple tennis-like computer game, Pong. Now they are going to find out what happens when their DishBrain is affected by medicines and alcohol.
10 Oct 2022
Seaweed-Based Battery Powers Confidence in Sustainable Energy Storage
A research team uses nanomaterials made from seaweed to create a strong battery separator, paving the way for greener and more efficient energy storage.
29 Jun 2022
Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation
A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study.
15 Feb 2022
Disorder-Engineered Inorganic Crystals Set Record for Ultrathin Solar
Displayed over roof tops and in solar farms, silicon-based solar cells are, so far, one of the most efficient systems in generating electricity from sunlight, but their fabrication can be expensive and energy demanding, aside from being heavy and bulky. The alternative solution of lower-cost thin film solar cells also brings the caveat of being mainly composed of toxic elements such as lead or cadmium, or containing scarce elements such as indium or tellurium.
4 Feb 2022
Magnetic Seeds Used to Heat and Kill Cancer
Scientists have developed a novel cancer therapy that uses an MRI scanner to guide a magnetic seed through the brain to heat and destroy tumours.
1 Feb 2022
3D Printed Tags Classify and Store Data on Physical Objects
In place of the standard barcodes affixed to products, which may be removed or detached or become otherwise unreadable over time, these tags are unobtrusive (due to the fact that they are invisible) and far more durable, given that they're embedded within the interior of objects fabricated on standard 3D printers
6 Jan 2022
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28 Dec 2021
Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live up to Hype in First Demonstration
Researchers have incorporated phosphorene nanoribbons into new types of solar cells, dramatically improving their efficiency. Phosphorene nanoribbons are ribbon-like strands of the 2D material phosphorous, which, similar to graphene, are made of single-atom-thick layers of atoms. PNRs were first produced in 2019, and hundreds of theoretical studies have predicted how their properties could enhance all kinds of devices, including batteries, biomedical sensors, and quantum computers.
7 Dec 2021
3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes
Not only is a 3D-printed prosthetic eye produced in a fraction of the time taken by the conventional process, but the resulting prosthesis also looks more realistic. This is made possible by the algorithms of Cuttlefish:Eye, a software solution from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD.
19 Oct 2021
First Supply of Consistent, Scalable, Human Muscle Cells for Research
Cell coding company bit.bio has launched a new product, ioSkeletal Myocytes. It's the first product of its kind that provides physiologically relevant human skeletal muscle cells that are reliable, reproducible and consistent at scale. Access to ioSkeletal Myocytes will supercharge research and drug discovery for musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions.
14 Jun 2021
New Generation of Supercapacitors to Electrify Green Transportation
Scientists have created a new generation of low-cost, high-energy supercapacitors to power electric vehicles. Researchers have produced a cheaper, more sustainable and energy-dense electrode material for supercapacitors which could pave the way for wider market penetration of this high-power, quick charging electric vehicle technology.
1 Mar 2021
Light-Emitting Tattoo Engineered for the First Time
Scientists have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology used in TV and smartphone screens, paving the way for a new type of "smart tattoo" with a range of potential uses.
4 Feb 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus
GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
30 Nov 2020
Global Pharma R&D AI, Data Science & Informatics Summit 2020
This premium article discusses lessons learned from this event, particularly the key trends and challenges currently facing companies utilising AI in drug discovery applications. It also provides company profiles for the AI and pharmaceutical companies that spoke at the event.
20 Nov 2020
Wearable Imaging Cap Provides a Window into Babies' Brains
A team of researchers has demonstrated a new form of wearable, baby-friendly brain mapping technology that has important implications for understanding developmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy.
31 Jul 2020
New Material for Longer Lasting Fuel Cells
New research suggests that graphene could be used to make more durable hydrogen fuel cells for cars.
15 Jun 2020
Wearable Brain Scanner Technology Expanded for Whole Head Imaging
Scientists developed an initial prototype of a new generation of brain scanner in 2018 which is a lightweight device that can be worn on the head like a hat, and can scan the brain even whilst a patient moves. Their latest research has now expanded this to a fully functional 49 channel device that can be used to scan the whole brain and track electrophysiological processes that are implicated in a number of mental health problems.