25 Aug 2022
Finding the 'Magic' That Powers the Brain Using a Giant Supercomputer
After building a unique supercomputer to model parts of the brain, its creator Professor Steve Furber, says we're still a long way from fully understanding the complex mysteries of the human mind.
24 Aug 2022
Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics
This new, seemingly magical application of graphene works quite straightforwardly: add graphene into a solution containing traces of gold and, after a few minutes, pure gold appears on graphene sheets, with no other chemicals or energy input involved. After this you can extract pure gold by simply burning the graphene off.
6 Jul 2022
Watercycle Technologies are a Manchester, UK, based start-up, aiming to extract lithium from solution (brine-mining) using graphene-based membranes. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Seb Leaper (CEO) and Dr Fiona Porter (Operations Director).
5 May 2022
Hubron is a producer of black plastic masterbatches. IDTechEx spoke with Robert Laurent (Technical Director) about their graphene activity.
4 Mar 2022
Colloids is a masterbatch company that launched a graphene-enhanced product range. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Marios Michailidis (NPD and Technical Service Manager).
3 Mar 2022
First Graphene is a graphene manufacturer using an electrochemical exfoliation production method. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Andy Goodwin (Senior Scientific Advisor, Non-Executive Director).
6 Jan 2022
Specialist gas sensor consulting.
10 Nov 2021
Treating Neurological Disorders with Brain Implants
INBRAIN uses technology developed by Graphene Flagship partners ICN2, ICREA and the University of Manchester to develop smart devices for patients with neuronal disorders, like Parkinson's or epilepsy. The Graphene Flagship ecosystem was key to the development of these innovative technologies.
15 Sep 2021
UK National Highways Will be Trialling the Use of Graphene
National Highways will be trialling the use of graphene - a material only one atom thick - in its road surfacing to see if it prolongs its lifespan. If successful, using this high-tech product could see the operational life of key road features extended by a number of years, reducing the frequency of roadworks and making journeys for road users smoother and more reliable.
15 Sep 2021
Affordable Housing in Outer Space: Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete
Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds - making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists have now developed a way to potentially overcome this problem, by creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust along with the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
2 Jul 2021
'Soft' Graphene-Containing Electrodes That Adapt to Living Tissue
Researchers have collaborated on a pioneering project in bioengineering, producing metal-free, hydrogel electrodes that flex to fit the complex shapes inside the human body.
1 Jul 2021
Has the Funding for Graphene Dried up?
Practically no graphene manufacturer is making significant revenue, let alone a profit, so continued funding will still be essential - but is there still enough cash being injected?