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Innovation / Technology - History / Archeology - 16.04.2019
Research helps show how technology behind the V&A's Cast Courts underpins the modern world
Research helps show how technology behind the V&A’s Cast Courts underpins the modern world
Sussex research helps show how technology behind the V&A's Cast Courts underpins the modern world Research conducted by a University of Sussex teaching fellow has proved fundamental to the recently restored Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, revealing how the developments pioneered by a Victorian manufacturer are relevant today.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 16.04.2019
£20m centre to enable people with dementia to live in own homes for longer
£20m centre to enable people with dementia to live in own homes for longer
A ground-breaking £20m centre will develop technologies to create dementia-friendly 'Healthy Homes' and provide insights into how dementia develops. The new Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London joins six national discovery science centres that collectively make up the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) .

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 15.04.2019
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans
15 April 2019 ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform , a new challenge-based website, the Agency is hunting out bright ideas to monitor plastic waste polluting the oceans, and to improve the self-steering abilities of ships.

Innovation / Technology - 12.04.2019
ESA opening up to new ideas
ESA opening up to new ideas
12 April 2019 ESA aims to harness a new resource for future space activities: ideas from European and global researchers, businesses and the general public. Through its new Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP), anyone is welcome to respond to space-related challenges. The Agency's new Open Space Innovation Platform website is a streamlined entry point for novel ideas, both in response to specific problems and open calls.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 10.04.2019
How close are we really to 3D printing organs?
How close are we really to 3D printing organs?
3D printing technologies are now so advanced they can create structures on a nanoscale. But how close are we to seeing 3D printed organs in the market? Professor Hala Zreiqat and Dr Peter Newman explain. "It's just five to ten years away". From cures for cancer to fusion power and driverless cars, almost every technology seems to be perpetually five to ten years away.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 05.04.2019
Preserving heritage data at ESA
Preserving heritage data at ESA
5 April 2019 Why is archiving and curating heritage satellite data so fundamentally important? How can heritage data from old satellites be used to compare with current findings? This week, ESA is focusing on its core Basic Activities, which, for Earth observation and other directorates, include preserving precious data.

Innovation / Technology - 02.04.2019
Forging the future
Forging the future
2 April 2019 Where does ESA get its ideas from? One major source of new concepts is through our Discovery & Preparation activities, forming part of ESA's Basic Activities. Working with and across all ESA programmes, from human spaceflight to Earth observation , Discovery & Preparation lays the groundwork for ESA's nearer-term future activities.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 01.04.2019
Skyrmions could provide next generation data storage
Skyrmions could provide next generation data storage
Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Colorado, Boulder have moved a step closer to developing the next generation of data storage and processing devices, using an emerging science called skyrmionics. Skyrmionics focuses on harnessing the properties of nanometer-sized structures in magnetic films called skyrmions.

Social Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 29.03.2019
Why a 1925 book is still relevant to urban sociology
Faculty to discuss The City , an influential text UChicago Press will republish in April The city is not just its skyscrapers and sidewalks, its roads, or houses or people. The city is "a state of mind"-a result of the interactions between institutions and those who inhabit them. That was part of the argument Robert E. Park laid out nearly a century ago, when he co-authored The City with fellow University of Chicago sociologist Ernest W. Burgess.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 29.03.2019
Researchers Aim for Early Detection of Viruses in Biopharmaceuticals
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemical Engineering are collaborating with leading biotechnology company Genentech , a member of the Roche Group, and LumaCyte , a biotechnology instrumentation company based in Charlottesville, Virginia, to develop an advanced biomanufacturing technology for adventitious agent testing, or testing for unexpected viral infections during the production of biopharmaceuticals.

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 25.03.2019
Experts Assess Future of Fuel Cells
In the quest for alternatives to gas-powered vehicles, experts believe one new method shows great promise: Proton exchange membrane fuel cells. In the quest for the perfect alternative for gas-powered vehicles, there have been a lot of contenders over the years. When it comes to public perception, battery electric vehicles are some of the most widely known.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 20.03.2019
Taking gravity from strength to strength
Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led to some amazing discoveries about our planet, from deep below the surface to high up in the atmosphere and beyond.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.03.2019
Public-sector research boosts cleantech start-ups
Cleantech start-ups in the USA that cooperate with government research agencies outperform their competitors both in terms of patents and funding. That is the conclusion of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Maryland and the University of Cambridge. In the cleantech sector, where development processes can extend over many years, public-private partnerships could prove valuable in other countries, too.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.03.2019
Bright Skies for Plant-Based Jet Fuels
Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers demonstrate that jet fuels made from plants could be cost competitive with conventional fossil fuels With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2019
Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation
Stanford researchers presented preliminary findings from a virtual study that enrolled more than 400,000 participants. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine today presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 14.03.2019
Two EPFL spin-offs reach the finals of an international competition
Two EPFL spin-offs reach the finals of an international competition
EPFL spinoffs Lumendo and Gliapharm are among 80 deep-tech startups from around the world that have qualified for the finals of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge in Paris tomorrow. The finalists will pitch their company to a jury of technology specialists and investors. In addition to vying for cash prizes, the startups are gaining valuable visibility.

Pedagogy - Innovation / Technology - 12.03.2019
Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time
The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less†- but not in shared activities such as watching TV and eating. The increase is in what is called 'alone-together' time, when children are at home with their parents but say they are alone.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 07.03.2019
Breakthrough research using quantum cryptography addresses security in 5G networks
New research has demonstrated a ground-breaking solution for securing future critical communications infrastructures, including emerging 5G networks. The research addresses widely reported concerns on security vulnerability of 5G networks which are predicted to transform the telecommunications industry in the next ten years.

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 06.03.2019
A self-healing composite
A self-healing composite
Researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites have developed a material that can easily heal after being damaged. This cutting-edge composite could be used in aircraft, wind turbines, cars and sports equipment. When a wind turbine blade or an airplane is hit by something, the damaged part has to be either replaced or patched with resin.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 27.02.2019
Smartphones could help diagnose infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the spread of infectious diseases. The review could use existing smartphones to diagnose, track and control infectious diseases in low-income countries. There are already initiatives focused on using established mobile technologies like text messages and calls to connect healthcare workers and patients to each other, and to test results.
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