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Physics - Materials Science - 15.01.2020
Playing with the wonder materials
Playing with the wonder materials
The diameter of a hair, but a hundred thousand times thinner - the products made by Dr. Ashish Arora and his colleagues in the laboratories of the Institute of Physics are difficult to imagine for outsiders. The materials they deal with on a daily basis hold a world record because they consist of a single layer of atoms, the smallest building blocks of nature.

Health - Materials Science - 10.01.2020
COPD care and composite creations: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From new research into lung disease treatment in the UK, to a grant to develop high performance polymer composites, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Environment - Materials Science - 02.01.2020

Physics - Materials Science - 23.12.2019
Physicists convince with their publications in optics and photonics
Physicists convince with their publications in optics and photonics
Two scientific publications by researchers of the Denz team at University of Münster rank among the best 30 research studies of the year 2019, rates "Optics & Photonics News".

Materials Science - 20.12.2019
A three-year journey to break the world speed sailing record
A three-year journey to break the world speed sailing record
A team of EPFL alumni and students, working under the name SP80, are developing an innovative sailboat that could reach speeds of 150km/h.

Materials Science - 19.12.2019

Materials Science - Physics - 17.12.2019

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.12.2019
Oil-catching sponge could soak up residue from offshore drilling
Oil-catching sponge could soak up residue from offshore drilling
An oil-catching sponge, developed at the University of Toronto and Imperial, could help thwart water contamination from offshore oil drilling. Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater each year by releasing tiny oil droplets into surrounding water.

Materials Science - Physics - 14.12.2019
Exciton Phenomena in Functional Materials from Many-Body Perturbation Theory
17:00 - 18:00 VeranstalterIn Institut für Physik Veranstaltungshomepage: Web: http://physik.uni-graz.at/ Veranstaltungsort Ort: [0005EG0020] Hörsaal HS 05.01 Experimentierhörsaal

Physics - Materials Science - 13.12.2019

Materials Science - Chemistry - 11.12.2019
A Peek into the Battery Technology Pipeline
A Peek into the Battery Technology Pipeline
Lithium ion is probably the most advanced technology available for the packs of rechargeable batteries you'll buy this holiday season.

Materials Science - Environment - 09.12.2019
Birmingham and BAM extend partnership and launch joint research centre
The University of Birmingham today extended an agreement with Germany's Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung - BAM) that will see the partners create a joint research centre for Chemistry and Materials Science.

Environment - Materials Science - 09.12.2019
Rice University launches bold climate change initiative with Shell
Rice University launches bold climate change initiative with Shell
'Game-changing' idea: Don't burn hydrocarbons, split them into hydrogen energy and valuable carbon materials Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a major research initiative to create a zero-emis

Career - Materials Science - 06.12.2019

Materials Science - 05.12.2019
Jelly invention can heal itself like human skin
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have invented a new jelly material that mimics biological matter such as skin, ligaments and bone, and which is very strong, self-healing and able to change shape.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.12.2019
How John Goodenough sparked the wireless revolution
John B. Goodenough can still remember, word for word, what a University of Chicago professor told him when he arrived on campus following World War II: "I don't understand you veterans," said J

Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.12.2019
From UChicago to Nobel: How John Goodenough sparked the wireless revolution
John B. Goodenough can still remember, word for word, what a University of Chicago professor told him when he arrived on campus following World War II: "I don't understand you veterans," said J

Innovation - Materials Science - 21.11.2019

Academic Rankings - Materials Science - 20.11.2019

Materials Science - 19.11.2019
With artificial intelligence to a better wood product
With artificial intelligence to a better wood product
Empa scientist Mark Schubert and his team would like to use the many opportunities offered by machine learning for wood technology applications. Together with Swiss Wood Solutions, Schubert will present his latest project at the Swiss Innovation Forum on 21 November in Basel. Wood is a natural material that is lightweight and sustainable, with excellent physical properties, which make it an excellent choice for constructing a wide range of products with high quality requirements - for example for musical instruments and sports equipment.

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 30.10.2019
Opportunities help undergraduates embrace the ’learning curve’
Objects of study can take many forms: a slide of cells, a gallery of paintings, a stack of books from the library 20 volumes deep.

Materials Science - Transport - 30.10.2019
Bio-materials herald new chapter in Australian auto manufacturing
Bio-materials herald new chapter in Australian auto manufacturing
University of Queensland researchers are developing a new generation of sustainable composite materials designed specifically for electric vehicles.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.10.2019
New instrument at BESSY II commences user operation
Prospective Students Students and Doctorate Alumni and Supporters Continuing Education Instrument developed by the Russian-German Laboratory at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin No 318/2019 from Oct 29, 2019 A new instrument became available to the users of BESSY II on Oct.

Physics - Materials Science - 25.10.2019
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Empa recently founded the NMJ Association together with partner institutions from Japan, Canada, China, the USA and Germany.

Materials Science - 25.10.2019
Combatting combustible cladding hazards
University of Queensland engineering researchers have developed a database of building materials to help industry professionals assess the risk of combustible cladding and boost the safety of our homes and workplaces.

Materials Science - Health - 24.10.2019
Closer to the patient
Closer to the patient
The first national competence centre for translational medicine and entrepreneurship has opened in Bern. As a hub for research and innovation, "sitem-insel" is home to several start-ups, companies and scientists. These include an Empa research team whose projects aim to bring medical innovations from the laboratory directly to patients more quickly.

Materials Science - 23.10.2019
Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers
Understanding how the components of wood come together to make super strong structures is important for understanding both how plants mature, and for new materials design.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.10.2019

Chemistry - Materials Science - 14.10.2019
From the Walkman to the electric car
From the Walkman to the electric car
Three researchers share this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They are being honoured for their respective contributions in research that led to today's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries - and has made our smartphones and electric cars possible in their current form.

Business / Economics - Materials Science - 11.10.2019
Using industrial waste as insulation for buildings
Using industrial waste as insulation for buildings
ETH spinoff FenX transforms industrial waste into a porous foam suitable for building insulation. Unlike other sustainable materials used for the purpose, this type of insulation is non-flammable and inexpensive to produce.

Materials Science - 08.10.2019

Career - Materials Science - 07.10.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 25.09.2019
SwissCube still going strong 10 years on
The tiny Swiss satellite, launched in September 2009, is still working. The fact that it has lasted so long is a testament to the skills of the students who built it.

Materials Science - Electroengineering - 20.09.2019
Power-full Sound Waves
Trillions of sensors are in our future, and they will need energy. Batteries are routinely used to power tiny devices, but there are other options. Piezoelectricity, the technology that converts mechanical energy into electricity, is gaining attention these days because it can scavenge energy from movement or vibrations.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 19.09.2019
From clouds to craters
From clouds to craters
This beautiful view from ESA's Mars Express stretches from the bright, cloud-covered north pole of Mars to the contrasting hues of the northern hemisphere and the cratered terrain in the south. Mars Express has been orbiting Mars since 2003. The spacecraft has sent back myriad breathtaking images of our planetary neighbour in the past decade and a half, captured by the probe's on-board High Resolution Stereo Camera - and this image is no different.

Materials Science - Event - 18.09.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 18.09.2019
Comet's collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders
Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders
Scientists analysing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA's Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff collapses.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 18.09.2019

Materials Science - 10.09.2019
EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest
EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest
This weekend in Yverdon, the HydroContest EPFL Team took first place in the nautical competition with its lightweight boat, second place in endurance, and third place in speed with its heavyweight boat.

Health - Materials Science - 30.08.2019
Medicine for tomorrow
How can the latest findings from materials science be used in medical practice to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic concepts' Empa researchers, physicians from the Cantonal Hospital of St

Materials Science - Environment - 27.08.2019
Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert
UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester (foreground) in the Mojave Desert.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 26.08.2019
New coating brings lithium metal battery closer to reality
A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating that could finally make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long lasting, which could usher in the next generation of electric vehicles.

Health - Materials Science - 26.08.2019
3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants
3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants
With the help of a 3D printed salt template, ETH researchers have succeeded in producing magnesium scaffolds with structured porosity that are suitable for bioresorbable bone implants. For the treatment of complex bone fractures or even missing bone parts, surgeons typically deploy metal implants. In this context, an attractive alternative to the traditional materials like bioinert titanium are biodegradable magnesium and its alloys.

Materials Science - 26.08.2019
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims
Summer series - Student projects. For her Master's project, Emylou Jaquier decided to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.
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