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Environment - Innovation - 28.09.2022
A new window into plants of the past
A new window into plants of the past
Researchers from Université de Montréal and the University of Minnesota have developed a fast, nondestructive way of estimating how millions of dried plant specimens interacted with their environment. CONTENU - Within the cabinets and drawers of the world's herbaria are nearly 400 million dried plant specimens.

Innovation - Materials Science - 26.09.2022
Four terminal perovskite-silicon PV tandem devices hit 30% efficiency
TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec and TU Delft - partners in Solliance - joined forces to further push the conversion efficiency of tandem solar cells to beyond the limits of today's commercial photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Innovation - Microtechnics - 22.09.2022
Additive manufacturing in-flight
Additive manufacturing in-flight
3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures Additive manufacturing in-flight An international team of researchers have created a fleet of bee-inspired flying 3D printers for building and repairing structures in-flight. The technology could ultimately be used for manufacturing and building in difficult-to-access or dangerous locations such as tall buildings or help with post-disaster relief construction, say the researchers.

Innovation - 22.09.2022
The future of fire-resilient structures
The future of fire-resilient structures
Civil and systems engineer Thomas Gernay is studying new approaches to designing structures that are safer, more economical, and make better use of materials and resources More than 97,000 U.S. structures have been destroyed since 2005 by wildfires such as the currently raging California Mosquito Fire, and tens of billions of dollars are invested every year in fire safety in building construction, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Innovation - Microtechnics - 21.09.2022
3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures while flying
3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures while flying
Imperial College London and researchers have created a fleet of bee-inspired flying 3D printers for building and repairing structures in-flight. The technology could ultimately be used for manufacturing and building in difficult-to-access or dangerous locations such as tall buildings or help with post-disaster relief construction, say the researchers, who publish their work in Nature .

Physics - Innovation - 21.09.2022
Time-reversal methods can make power transformers more reliable
Time-reversal methods can make power transformers more reliable
Engineers at EPFL's Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory have developed a revolutionary method for detecting and locating partial discharges, which disrupt the functioning of power transformers. Transformers play a central role in power distribution systems, making it possible to carry electric power over long distances with minimal risk and losses.

Innovation - Microtechnics - 21.09.2022
A swarm of 3D printing drones for construction and repair
A swarm of 3D printing drones for construction and repair
An international research team led by drone expert Mirko Kovac of Empa and Imperial College London has taken bees as a model to develop a swarm of cooperative, 3D-printing drones. Under human control, these flying robots work as a team to print 3D materials for building or repairing structures while flying, as the scientists report in the cover story of the latest issue of Nature.

Health - Innovation - 19.09.2022
Bone fragility: EU green light for new diagnostic tool
Bone fragility: EU green light for new diagnostic tool
A new device for diagnosing bone fragility invented by the HUG and the UNIGE has been approved for marketing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. A new device for diagnosing bone fragility invented by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva has been approved for marketing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Innovation - Computer Science - 14.09.2022
Pinpoint
Pinpoint
Researchers in Graz develop technology for precise assessment of the danger of virus variants One of the greatest difficulties in combating viral infectious diseases is the excellent adaptability of the viruses. In the case of SARS-CoV-2, we have seen how quickly new variants are constantly being formed that bring with them different properties.

Health - Innovation - 13.09.2022
’Glass bubble’ nanocarrier boosts effects of combination therapy for pancreatic cancer
Improving drug delivery. Custom-designed nanoparticles that deliver drugs directly to tumors can avoid the toxicity of traditional chemotherapy. Crafting a 'combo' carrier. Researchers designed an innovative nanoparticle outfitted with both a chemotherapy drug and an immune system-boosting drug. Two are better.

Innovation - Architecture - 08.09.2022
Empowering the community in smart city conversations
Data-sensing technologies in urban spaces are measuring weather conditions, pedestrian foot traffic, determining when bins need to be emptied and sensing on street parking - how do we ethically capture, analyse, apply and communicate data to empower local people? Launching today, a new report from the Emerging Technologies Research Lab (ETLab) at Monash University in collaboration with the City of Melbourne has put a lens on how Melbourne's real-time public data can be gathered and used, to better plan for inclusive future smart cities.

Innovation - 05.09.2022
Tracking in dense forest with commercial drones
Tracking in dense forest with commercial drones
New method enables people and game tracking in dense forest cover with commercially available drones. Back in the spring, JKU reported on the world's first real-time tracking of people in dense forest cover. Now comes the next step . The system can now also be used for normal, commercially available drones.

Art and Design - Innovation - 02.09.2022
X-rays, AI and 3D printing brings a lost Van Gogh artwork to life
X-rays, AI and 3D printing brings a lost Van Gogh artwork to life
Using X-rays, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, two UCL researchers reproduced a "lost" work of art by renowned Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, 135 years after he painted over it. PhD researchers Anthony Bourached (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and George Cann (UCL Space and Climate Physics), working with artist Jesper Eriksson, used cutting edge technology to recreate a long-concealed Van Gogh painting.

Art and Design - Innovation - 02.09.2022
X-rays, AI and 3D printing bring a lost Van Gogh artwork to life
X-rays, AI and 3D printing bring a lost Van Gogh artwork to life
Using X-rays, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, two UCL researchers reproduced a "lost" work of art by renowned Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, 135 years after he painted over it. PhD researchers Anthony Bourached (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and George Cann (UCL Space and Climate Physics), working with artist Jesper Eriksson, used cutting edge technology to recreate a long-concealed Van Gogh painting.

Health - Innovation - 01.09.2022
Technological advances in cancer therapy
Technological advances in cancer therapy
Researchers from the University of Bern and Inselspital provide an overview of the latest technologies in precision oncology. Translating these into clinical application is still a major challenge. With research projects, the Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM) contributes to bringing technological progress to the patient.

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 31.08.2022
Scientists to harvest valuable resources from wastewater
Scientists to harvest valuable resources from wastewater
A team of researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO has been awarded more than $1 million to develop technology that harvests valuable resources from our wastewater. The technology is inspired by breakthroughs in biological research, including mimicking how plants extract nutrients and adapt to toxic molecules in soil.

Innovation - 30.08.2022
Team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results
Science, Health & Technology Collins Maina A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery. Researchers have discovered that insulin from the latest version of their oral tablets is absorbed by rats in the same way that injected insulin is.

Health - Innovation - 24.08.2022
Remote heart rate sensors can be biased against darker skin. A UCLA team offers a solution
Remote heart rate sensors can be biased against darker skin. A UCLA team offers a solution
Engineering for equity. New engineering approaches like the one pioneered by UCLA researchers are needed to overcome the shortcomings of current health-related remote sensing technologies. Further fixes. The researchers say the new device is an initial step toward health diagnostics that are fair and accurate across a diverse set of attributes, including skin tone, body mass and gender.

Physics - Innovation - 24.08.2022
New quantum technology combines free electrons and photons
New quantum technology combines free electrons and photons
Scientists from EPFL, the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences and the University of Göttingen have successfully created electron-photon pairs for the first time in a controlled way, using integrated photonic circuits on a chip. Using a new technique, they could precisely detect the involved particles.

Transport - Innovation - 17.08.2022
How do pedestrians react to automated vehicles?
How do pedestrians react to automated vehicles?
Empa, together with EBP and Fussverkehr Schweiz, analyzed in spring 2022 in Thalwil (ZH) how pedestrians react to automated vehicles. The automated parking assistant that had been used is the first system approved in Switzerland that moves a vehicle without a person sitting in it. The findings of the research project, which was co-financed by AXA's Foundation for Prevention, create an important basis for prevention measures and design principles for sustainable road spaces.
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