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The new nanometric device to reproduce brain synapses

The new nanometric device to reproduce brain synapses

Reproducing brain synapses to emulate the human brain is essential for developing artificial intelligence, and can be done using a nanometric device. A new study...
Creating sensitive robots with an artificial soft skin and flexible electronics

Creating sensitive robots with an artificial soft skin and flexible electronics

An artificial soft skin with flexible electronics can be used to improve the sensitivity of robots to their surroundings. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers...
EspLORE: carbon atomic wires and the future of carbon nanomaterials

EspLORE: carbon atomic wires and the future of carbon nanomaterials

The ERC EspLORE project aims at addressing the potential of carbon atomic wires to develop novel functional coatings for advanced technology applications. Carbon is cheap...
Wood-based products: is wood the material of the future?

Wood-based products: is wood the material of the future?

Professor Frédéric Pichelin discusses some of the ways in which wood can come to replace other materials across a wide range of sectors and...
‘Patient-on-a-chip’: solving the drug testing dilemma

‘Patient-on-a-chip’: solving the drug testing dilemma

Creating a miniaturised copy of your body on a microfluidic chip followed by disease induction will disrupt the current drug testing dilemma. The average success...
Perovskite solar cells: efforts to boost performance

Perovskite solar cells: efforts to boost performance

Professor Adélio Mendes speaks to SciTech Europa Quarterly about the challenges involved in boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells. During the European Materials Research...
Flying without fossil fuels: the first ever plane without moving parts

Flying without fossil fuels: the first ever plane without moving parts

Engineers at MIT are flying the first ever plane without moving parts, powered by an ionic wind instead of propellers or turbines. MIT have created...
"Where no synchotron has gone before": Diamond Light Source

“Where no synchotron has gone before”: Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source have introduced a new beamline, which they say will go "where no synchrotron has gone before." The new beamline is a landmark...
harmful chemical regulation

Harmful chemical regulation after Brexit

As Brexit approaches, British manufacturers and regulators are concerned about the UK’s future role in harmful chemical regulation discussions. In EU negotiations over harmful chemical...
Taking charge: how to make a smart device without batteries

Taking charge: how to make a smart device without batteries

Researchers have found out how to remove the need for charging and make a smart device without batteries by hacking radio frequency identification tags. The...

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