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Health - Materials Science - 23.04.2020
Joining forces against the mask shortage
Joining forces against the mask shortage
During the Corona crisis, protective masks have become a rare commodity. In order to equip Switzerland with sufficient protective equipment during future pandemics, Empa researchers are working together with a national consortium of researchers, health care experts and partners from industry on the "ReMask" project: New types of masks and technologies for reusing existing protective equipment are being developed - for now, but also for future pandemics.

Materials Science - 13.04.2020
3Q: Robert Macfarlane on cleaning your smartphone screen
3Q: Robert Macfarlane on cleaning your smartphone screen
Materials scientist explores why some household cleaners could harm the protective coating on a smartphone screen.

Materials Science - Health - 09.04.2020
Cost-effective Oxygen Concentrators
Cost-effective Oxygen Concentrators
People suffering from COVID-19 need air enriched with oxygen, as the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus attacks the lungs.

Innovation - Materials Science - 08.04.2020
3D printing silicone for breathing apparatus
Right now, the 3D printers at the ETH spin-off Spectroplast are working at full capacity as never before: the young company has started producing silicone attachments for breathing masks on behalf of medical companies.

Health - Materials Science - 03.04.2020

Materials Science - Health - 03.04.2020
Antiviral treatment for textiles
Antiviral treatment for textiles
An ETH spin-off has developed a new treatment for textiles that reduces viral infectivity on treated surfaces. The technology can be used for face masks and other textile products. Recently, the ETH spin-off HeiQ Materials presented an innovative antiviral and antibacterial treatment for textiles, which has been tested effectively against coronavirus, for example.

Physics - Materials Science - 02.04.2020
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp
SLAC Overview Our Mission, Vision & Values SLAC By The Numbers Director's Office Past SLAC Directors and Deputy Directors Wolfgang (Pief) K. H.

Materials Science - 31.03.2020

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 27.03.2020
Establishing a creative space
Establishing a creative space
How is teaching at ETH dealing with the explosion of information in research and technology? Besides developing specialist knowledge, teaching is increasingly concerned with interdisciplinary skills such as critical thinking and the ability to filter, understand and apply relevant information.

Health - Materials Science - 27.03.2020
What coronavirus means for handling money, food and more
What coronavirus means for handling money, food and more
Researchers found SARS-CoV-2 remains infectious in airborne droplets for at least three hours. This doesn't mean infected humans produce enough virus in a cough to infect another person, but they might .

Materials Science - Physics - 19.03.2020
£1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags
£1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags
£1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags Scientists at the University of Sussex have secured a major cash boost for their research into the real-world applications of nanomaterials.

Materials Science - 13.03.2020
Start des Sommersemesters an der Universität Münster auf den 20. April verschoben
Start des Sommersemesters an der Universität Münster auf den 20. April verschoben
On March 6, 35 international scientists set off on a special research trip. With the research vessel "Sonne" they set off from Cape Town in South Africa into the Indian Ocean to study the submarine uplift "Marion Rise" on the so-called Southwest Indian Ridge.

Physics - Materials Science - 11.03.2020
A Graphene Innovation That Is Music to Your Ears
A Graphene Innovation That Is Music to Your Ears
A commercially licensed technology developed by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers could be available to consumers within the next couple of years Just over 15 years since a couple of researchers in the U.K. used adhesive tape to isolate single atomic layers of carbon, known as graphene, from a chunk of graphite, their Nobel Prize-winning discovery has fueled a revolution in ultrathin materials R&D.

Environment - Materials Science - 10.03.2020
New record could usher in new era for solar energy
The future of solar technology is almost reality, with researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) setting a new record for the conversion of sunlight into energy.

Architecture - Materials Science - 09.03.2020
Notes: UW architectural historian Tyler Sprague explores the work of Kingdome architect Jack Christiansen
Tyler Sprague is an assistant professor of architecture who studies and teaches structural design and architectural history.

Environment - Materials Science - 24.02.2020

Materials Science - Environment - 18.02.2020
CEA-Leti's Energy-Harvesting ICs Point the Way To Battery-Free Sensor Systems in Humans Or in Harsh Environments
CEA-Leti’s Energy-Harvesting ICs Point the Way To Battery-Free Sensor Systems in Humans Or in Harsh Environments
Two Presentations at ISSCC 2020 Describe Results that Could Lead to 'Significant Commercialization of Vibration-Powered Systems' SAN FRANCISCO - Feb.

Environment - Materials Science - 17.02.2020
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere these days, used in everything from cellphones and laptops to cordless power tools and electric vehicles.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.02.2020

Computer Science - Materials Science - 17.02.2020
UCL to host a national supercomputer centre
UCL has received £4.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to build a national supercomputer centre to improve support for UK researchers making scientific breakthroughs, such as designing better batteries and improving drug design. Since 2016, the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub led by UCL, has brought together partners in London's Thomas Young Centre and others across the country to carry out ground-breaking research on the properties of new and existing materials, and this new funding will build on the Hub's capability.

Computer Science - Materials Science - 14.02.2020
Nexus of Excellence
Air Force partnership to fuse AI and materials research Sitting at the nexus of data science, computer vision, and machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) has the promise to provide insights f

Materials Science - 13.02.2020
Bedded on roses
Bedded on roses
To provide laundry with fragrances without the effect disappearing after the first laundering is quite a challenge.

Materials Science - Health - 13.02.2020
Low-cost
Low-cost "smart" diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet
Design combines a common diaper material with RFID technology. For some infants, a wet diaper is cause for an instant, vociferous demand to be changed, while other babies may be unfazed and happy to haul around the damp cargo for lengthy periods without complaint.

Physics - Materials Science - 11.02.2020
Blue sky inking: How nanomaterials could lower retail waste and speed up the stock take
As part of the new £8 million ESRC investment in Digital Futures at Work Research Centre ,'University of Sussex academics and an innovative SME have teamed up with the world's largest retail company

Materials Science - Chemistry - 11.02.2020
Bubble-capturing surface helps get rid of foam
Bubble-capturing surface helps get rid of foam
Bubbly buildup can hinder many industrial processes, but a new method can reduce or even eliminate it. In many industrial processes, such as in bioreactors that produce fuels or pharmaceuticals, foam can get in the way. Frothy bubbles can take up a lot of space, limiting the volume available for making the product and sometimes gumming up pipes and valves or damaging living cells.

Innovation - Materials Science - 10.02.2020

Materials Science - Chemistry - 10.02.2020

Materials Science - Chemistry - 10.02.2020

Materials Science - Social Sciences - 07.02.2020
Scientists create ’Chemical gardens’ that can be used as bone substitute materials
Rwanda's Government should investigate how leaders can honour and support older people who - despite making a valuable contribution to society across their lifetimes - face intense poverty in old age due to lack of water, food and health care, according to a new report.

Environment - Materials Science - 06.02.2020
"Cities are increasingly reaching their limits"
Extreme dry spells, shorter spring periods: Groundwater tables in Germany are declining.

Materials Science - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - Pedagogy - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - 23.01.2020
An emergency avalanche jacket from Minnesota? You bet
Every spring, College of Design students in the apparel design program select from a series of project requests for the annual NASA research symposium.

Materials Science - Health - 23.01.2020
Audio explainer: Exploring the fields of bioprinting and biohybrid materials
Audio explainer: Exploring the fields of bioprinting and biohybrid materials
The following audio excerpt and transcript features an explanation of bioprinting and biohybrid materials by MIT graduate student Rachel Smith of the Mediated Matter Group at the Media Lab.

Physics - Materials Science - 20.01.2020
Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power
Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power
A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle radioactive material directly from a former nuclear power plant in Gloucestershire to generate ultra-long-lasting power sources.

Environment - Materials Science - 20.01.2020
The path to an energy-efficient building
Heating, hot water and private electricity consumption consume large amounts of energy and cause high CO2 emissions.

Environment - Materials Science - 20.01.2020

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.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 14.01.2020
Vertical take-off
Vertical take-off
Mirko Kovac is heading the new Materials and Technology Center of Robotics of Empa and Imperial College London.

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
Women in STEM: Angela Harper
Angela Harper is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a member of Churchill College, and a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Materials Science - Innovation - 30.12.2019
Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on
Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on
Another milestone for an extremely versatile material with Swiss roots: On May 3, a 127-meter-long railway bridge will be pushed over the A8 motorway near Stuttgart, its 72 suspension cables consisting entirely of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).

Materials Science - Innovation - 30.12.2019
Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on Swiss carbon ropes
Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on Swiss carbon ropes
Another milestone for an extremely versatile material with Swiss roots: On May 3, a 127-meter-long railway bridge will be pushed over the A8 motorway near Stuttgart, its 72 suspension cables consisting entirely of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).

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