TWI leads Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project
TWI is taking the lead in the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project to demonstrate the ability to manufacture large metallic components via Additive Manufacturing for the benefit of UK Aerospace.
Graphene skinned plane unveiled
The University of Central Lancashire has unveiled the world's first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show.
Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain
A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study.
Electronic wool to take wearable tech from catwalk to your wardrobe
Engineers are threading circuitry into clothes to create comfortable devices that could make electronic fashion the future of the textiles industry.
Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water
Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control
Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes.
2D Materials Surprises
2D materials are going to be much more versatile and useful and that particularly means beyond graphene.
Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing allows us to create incredibly complex shapes, which would not be possible using traditional manufacturing techniques. However, objects created using AM have different properties from traditional manufacturing routes, which is sometimes a disadvantage.
A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions
Combining two ultra-thin material layers yields new possibilities for quantum electronics. A research team presents strongly tunable quantum systems in Printed Electronics World.
Proton transport in graphene shows promise for renewable energy
Researchers have discovered another new and unexpected physical effect in graphene - membranes that could be used in devices to artificially mimic photosynthesis.
Graphene sensors that could revolutionise the Internet of Things
Researchers have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things.
Using natural motion of 2D materials as source of clean energy
Graphene is a seemingly impossible material. For years, scientists had theorized that lifting a single layer of carbon atoms from a chunk of graphite could produce the first two-dimensional material, which they called graphene.
World's first molecular robot capable of building molecules
Scientists have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
Polystyrene makes solar panels cheaper
Researchers are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are used to make solar panels, more stable and even cheaper.
Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology
The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
New chemical method could revolutionize graphene
Scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics.