news

« BACK

Innovation



Results 41 - 60 of 1013.


Life Sciences - Innovation - 07.12.2023
Q&A: Reducing the use of animal tissues for testing the safety of cosmetics
Q&A: Reducing the use of animal tissues for testing the safety of cosmetics
Imperial College London researchers speak to us about their work exploring animal-free methods for the future of testing cosmetics safety. Testing cosmetics on live animals was outlawed by the EU in 2013, but animal tissues continue to be used to test for dermal absorption, a measure of how much a chemical permeates the skin to reach the bloodstream.

Environment - Innovation - 05.12.2023
Using AI to find microplastics
Using AI to find microplastics
Researchers use AI to identify toxic substances in wastewater with greater accuracy and speed An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Waterloo is using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify microplastics faster and more accurately than ever before. Microplastics are commonly found in food and are dangerous pollutants that cause severe environmental damage - finding them is the key to getting rid of them.

Innovation - 05.12.2023
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
In 1941 Hans Jenny made a seminal contribution to Soil Sciences by proposing a mathematical equation within the so-called soil-landscape model, which, although essentially descriptive, constitutes the central paradigm of this discipline.

Health - Innovation - 05.12.2023
A big step in joint research
A big step in joint research
Surprisingly little is actually known about how the knee works. ETH professor Bill Taylor plans to change this with a unique technology and a new 22-metre-long experimental facility.   "The knee is the most exciting of all the joints in the human body," says Bill Taylor, Professor of Movement Biomechanics at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology.

Innovation - Health - 04.12.2023
ChatGPT and rehab: a mystery that requires further investigation
Now that ChatGPT can "see" and "hear," could it be useful for people with mobility, sensory or cognitive disabilities? Whether it's a question of analyzing medical images, detecting drug interactions, or creating brain-computer interfaces, it seems like the potential applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry are endless.

Environment - Innovation - 03.12.2023
Unlocking the secrets of natural materials
Unlocking the secrets of natural materials
Professor Benedetto Marelli develops silk-based technologies with uses "from lab to fork," including helping crops grow and preserving perishable foods. Growing up in Milan, Benedetto Marelli liked figuring out how things worked. He repaired broken devices simply to have the opportunity to take them apart and put them together again.

Physics - Innovation - 01.12.2023
Photonic chip that ’fits together like Lego’ opens door to local industry
Integrating photons into electronic chips expands bandwidth and filter control New semiconductor architecture integrates traditional electronics with photonic, or light, components. Designed by Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya in the School of Physics, the chip could have application in advanced radar, satellites, wireless networks and 6G telecommunications.

Innovation - 30.11.2023
Remote collaborations deliver fewer scientific breakthroughs, says Oxford co-led research
Remote teams are less likely to make breakthrough discoveries compared to those who work onsite, according to published in Nature [29 Nov], led by the universities of Oxford and Pittsburgh into the international rise of remote collaborations among scientists and inventors. The researchers' key finding was that, while remote collaboration has the potential to deliver new and creative scientific ideas through easier access to a global knowledge pool, it is harder for such teams to integrate effectively to deliver breakthroughs.

Physics - Innovation - 30.11.2023
With a quantum ’squeeze,’ clocks could keep even more precise time, MIT researchers propose
Massachusetts Institute of Technology More stable clocks could measure quantum phenomena, including the presence of dark matter. The practice of keeping time hinges on stable oscillations. In a grandfather clock, the length of a second is marked by a single swing of the pendulum. In a digital watch, the vibrations of a quartz crystal mark much smaller fractions of time.

Health - Innovation - 29.11.2023
New method can detect early-stage breast cancer in two minutes
New method can detect early-stage breast cancer in two minutes
University of Waterloo researchers are pioneering a method to detect breast cancer in women early enough for them to receive life-saving treatment. The innovative technology will be cheaper and safer than common cancer diagnostic tools. The innovative technology aims to be more accurate as well as cheaper to provide than today's most common diagnostic tools such as X-ray mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Health - Innovation - 29.11.2023
Made-to-order diagnostic tests may be on the horizon
McGill researchers have made a breakthrough in diagnostic technology, inventing a 'lab on a chip' that can be 3D-printed in just 30 minutes. The chip has the potential to make on-the-spot testing widely accessible. As part of a recent study, the results of which were published in the journal  Advanced Materials, the McGill team developed capillaric chips that act as miniature laboratories.

Computer Science - Innovation - 27.11.2023
From the lab to the road: How TU Graz is making driver assistance systems safer
From the lab to the road: How TU Graz is making driver assistance systems safer
In the Christian Doppler Laboratory under his leadership, Franz Wotawa has developed test and monitoring procedures with company partner AVL that make common driver assistance systems safer. Intelligent Speed Assist, Emergency Brake Assist, Emergency Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Drowsiness Assist, Reversing Assist, Low Concentration Warning System or Emergency Brake Lights - from July 2024, a whole range of safety and driver assistance systems will be mandatory for all new cars in the European Union.

Health - Innovation - 27.11.2023
Tiny spinal stimulator, big impact on paralysis
Tiny spinal stimulator, big impact on paralysis
This tiny spinal stimulator could someday have a big impact on paralysis A device designed by Johns Hopkins researchers may hold promise for restoring mobility to those with lower limb paralysis A Johns Hopkins materials scientist and collaborators have developed a tiny device that may hold promise for restoring mobility to those with lower limb paralysis, a condition affecting approximately 1.4 million Americans.

Environment - Innovation - 21.11.2023
Sustainability transitions in energy, mobility, food: Research shifts focus from future goals to real-world change processes
Highway tunnel in mountain. Traffic on the road. Transportation from above. Cars as a source of air pollution. Existing consumption and production systems, which use natural resources to meet societal needs for food, shelter, energy and health, are unsustainable. Although researchers from different disciplines have long investigated how these systems can become more sustainable, scientists from socio-technical and socio-environmental research communities are now seeking to join forces.

Environment - Innovation - 21.11.2023
New technology can collect CO2 from a truck's exhaust pipe
New technology can collect CO2 from a truck's exhaust pipe
EPFL spin-off Qaptis has developed a system that can cut freight trucks' carbon emissions by up to 90%.

Health - Innovation - 20.11.2023
Harnessing AI to help pinpoint cancerous tumours
University of Waterloo engineers use AI to advance cancer treatment monitoring  Engineers from the University of Waterloo are harnessing artificial intelligence to help doctors better see and control a non-invasive cancer treatment and, in the process, save lives. Their imaging system will allow for the safer and more effective use of high-intensity, focused ultrasound to destroy a wide range of cancerous, often deadly, tumours.

Health - Innovation - 17.11.2023
New AI tool detects up to 13% more breast cancers than humans alone
A new AI tool from Kheiron Medical Technologies and Imperial College London can detect up to 13% more breast cancers than humans in breast screenings. The prospective evidence, published in Nature Medicine , found that the tool, called Mia, could significantly increase the early detection of breast cancers in a European healthcare setting by up to 13%.

Pharmacology - Innovation - 16.11.2023
New device and drug combination will revolutionise heart failure treatment
A newly-developed heart failure device and medication combination is safe and effective to use, and will allow patients to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home A newly-developed heart failure device and medication combination is safe and effective to use, and will allow patients to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home.

Health - Innovation - 16.11.2023
A new ultrasound patch can measure how full your bladder is
A new ultrasound patch can measure how full your bladder is
The wearable device, designed to monitor bladder and kidney health, could be adapted for earlier diagnosis of cancers deep within the body. MIT researchers have designed a wearable ultrasound monitor, in the form of a patch, that can image organs within the body without the need for an ultrasound operator or application of gel.

Innovation - Computer Science - 16.11.2023
Technique enables AI on edge devices to keep learning over time
Technique enables AI on edge devices to keep learning over time
With the PockEngine training method, machine-learning models can efficiently and continuously learn from user data on edge devices like smartphones. Personalized deep-learning models can enable artificial intelligence chatbots that adapt to understand a user's accent or smart keyboards that continuously update to better predict the next word based on someone's typing history.