Thursday, June 20, 2019

Materials & Nanotechnology News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Materials & Nanotechnology News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

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The accessibility of In-Mold Electronics: can IME transition from black art to platform technology?

Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director at IDTechEx, explains the technology of In-Mold Electronics, and answers the question of how realistic its transition to a platform...
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Controlling electron spin: researchers have found a surprising quantum effect in hard disk drive...

There is a surprising quantum effect in the material used in a hard disk drive. By controlling electron spin, researchers were able to affect...
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Smart tattoos: how tattoos without the use of needles can be used as health...

Researchers at the University of Twente have developed smart tattoos without the use of needles, which could be used as health sensors. A new research paper...
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Pure electric vehicles: is this the phase of fastest growth for the electric vehicles...

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, has published an analysis of pure electric vehicles, arguing that this is the period of fastest growth for the...
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Early sepsis symptoms: could a computer-aided model help to predict sepsis?

Sepsis is a major cause of death in hospitals. Could early symptoms be detected using a computer-aided model? A computer-aided model has shown promise in...
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Wearable system interfaces: How can electronic sensors be integrated into improved 3D printed prosthetics?

3D printed prosthetics are currently lacking personalised wearable system interfaces which are found in state-of-the-art prosthetics. Virginia Tech has assessed how they can be...
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The challenge of sustainable electronics: the durability vs recyclability of electronic devices

Does the desire to create recyclable electronic devices compromise their durability? The Georgia Institute of Technology has analysed the challenge of sustainable electronics. One of...
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FibreNet: Bio-based fibres for bio-based sustainable products

FibreNet are focusing on bio-based fibres to improve European competitiveness and develop new bio-based sustainable products. H2020 Innovative Training Network FibreNet educates a new generation...
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How to sleep better: could smart pyjamas with self-powered sensors be the answer?

Smart pyjamas with embedded self-powered sensors could monitor and help to improve quality of sleep. The data produced by the sleepwear could give people and...
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A synthetic peptide could protect kidneys from nephritis

A report has found that a synthetic peptide disrupts the inflammation which occurs in nephritis, helping the kidneys to recover and maintain their important...

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