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Materials Science - Economics / Business - 01.04.2021
Act now to secure the UK's critical materials supply, say Birmingham experts
Act now to secure the UK’s critical materials supply, say Birmingham experts
The UK must act now to ensure a stable supply of technology-critical metals (TCMs) essential for its transition to clean energy and the delivery of its ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, according to a produced by the University of Birmingham.

Physics - Materials Science - 25.03.2021

Physics - Materials Science - 18.03.2021
IN2UB team synthesizes a bidimensional material with luminescent and magnetic properties
IN2UB team synthesizes a bidimensional material with luminescent and magnetic properties
Recerca The study of matter at the nanoscale has opened huge possibilities in technological advances towards faster, smaller and more energy-efficient technological devices.

Physics - Materials Science - 10.03.2021
Contactless high performance power transmission
Contactless high performance power transmission
Superconducting coils for contactless power transmission in the kilowatt range Such devices could be placed on a charging station whenever they are not in use. This would make it possible to effectively utilize even short idle times to recharge their batteries. However, the currently available transmission systems for high performance recharging in the kilowatt range and above are large and heavy, since they are based on copper coils.

Environment - Materials Science - 09.03.2021
The black gold of mushrooms
The black gold of mushrooms
Empa researchers have succeeded in extracting the pigment melanin in large quantities from a fungus. The gigantic Armillaria fungus in the service of science is one of the largest and oldest living organisms in the world. Potential applications for the "black gold" range from wood preservatives to the construction of water filters and historic musical instruments.

Materials Science - 26.02.2021

Physics - Materials Science - 26.02.2021
Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none should exist
Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none should exist
Study opens window into the landscape of extreme topological matter In a twist befitting the strange nature of quantum mechanics, physicists have discovered the Hall effect - a characteristic change

Environment - Materials Science - 23.02.2021
Bloom Biorenewables develops biomass-based plastics
Thanks to technology developed by start-up Bloom Biorenewables, plant materials can be used as an alternative to petroleum derivatives for producing a wide range of products, including bioplastics, textiles, cosmetics and even perfume.

Environment - Materials Science - 22.02.2021
A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
Human activity is now leading to the equivalent of 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere each year, putting us on track to increase the planet's temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by 2040.

Economics / Business - Materials Science - 18.02.2021

Physics - Materials Science - 17.02.2021
National Labs Band Together to Build Prototype Magnet for Future and Existing Light Sources
National Labs Band Together to Build Prototype Magnet for Future and Existing Light Sources
Note: This release was adapted from the original press release, prepared by Argonne National Laboratory.

Materials Science - 10.02.2021
A research study analyzes the relationship between material culture and intimate spaces
Our identity comes to us, more than we realize, through all the "material culture? that surrounds us, composed of artifacts, encounters, and practices of a diverse nature.

Materials Science - Architecture - 05.02.2021
Digital Bamboo on display
Digital Bamboo on display
Students at ETH used innovative technology to create an extremely lightweight and filigree pavilion using bamboo.

Environment - Materials Science - 22.01.2021
Eco-energy without limits?
Eco-energy without limits?
Even a sustainable circular economy doesn't run without energy. Solar panels and wind farms, tidal and geothermal power plants: They all divert energy from energy fluxes that had remained untapped since time immemorial.

Health - Materials Science - 14.01.2021
Lead poisoning of children
Lead poisoning of children
A remediation and public education effort at an abandoned battery recycling facility in Bangladesh eliminated most lead soil contamination, but levels of the toxic metal in children living near the site did not decrease nearly as much. The discrepancy reveals the scope of other lead exposure sources and the challenge they present to public health.

Environment - Materials Science - 13.01.2021

Materials Science - Environment - 04.01.2021
Federal government's innovation officer for
Federal government’s innovation officer for "green hydrogen" pays a visit
On March 30, 2021, the federal government's innovation officer for "green hydrogen" Dr. Stefan Kaufmann visited the Materials Testing Institute at the University of Stuttgart, and learned abou

Materials Science - Environment - 17.12.2020
Yi Cui named director of Precourt Institute for Energy
Yi Cui , a preeminent researcher of nanotechnologies for better batteries and other sustainability technologies, as well as an educator and entrepreneur, will become the next director of Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy.

Environment - Materials Science - 15.12.2020

Physics - Materials Science - 15.12.2020
Aledia Announces it Has Produced its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines
Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation MicroLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces it Has Produced its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines Echirolles, France, Dec.

Environment - Materials Science - 15.12.2020
Three postdocs from the University of Stuttgart included in the Baden-Württemberg Foundation’s Elite Program
Three early career researchers from the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Nina Engelhardt (English Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Serena Gambarelli (Building Materials Science, Building Chem

Materials Science - Electroengineering - 10.12.2020

Physics - Materials Science - 10.12.2020
UofG lends support to transatlantic quantum collaboration
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their expertise to a UK-Canada partnership which aims to create an advanced manufacturing toolkit for quantum sensing and quantum computing.

Physics - Materials Science - 03.12.2020
Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities
Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities
A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials and pave the way for advanced energy technologies and quantum co

Innovation - Materials Science - 03.12.2020
Inventions that improve our lives
Inventions that improve our lives
If innovative projects and achievements in technology transfer stand out, they should be honored accordingly.

Physics - Materials Science - 03.12.2020
Rice physicist shares grant to advance imaging
Junichiro Kono lab part of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to use quantum light for understanding disease The Rice University lab of physicist Junichiro Kono will share in a $1 million grant from the Chan

Health - Materials Science - 19.11.2020
Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray ’ready for use in humans’
A nasal spray that can provide effective protection against the COVID-19 virus has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, using materials already cleared for use in humans.

Materials Science - Environment - 17.11.2020
Light, strong, and affordable
Light, strong, and affordable
Sustainable high-tech materials are expensive. However, this may soon change. Through his ETH Pioneer Fellowship, Christoph Schneeberger is developing a process that enables more efficient production of fibre-reinforced plastics.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 16.11.2020

Environment - Materials Science - 12.11.2020

Materials Science - 09.11.2020
A biomimetic membrane for desalinating seawater on an industrial scale
A biomimetic membrane for desalinating seawater on an industrial scale
The treatment of seawater, including its large-scale desalination, is a major challenge for our society.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 06.11.2020
New light on cellular hydration
New light on cellular hydration
Researchers from EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering and the University of Geneva have teamed up to develop new tools for studying water flow across cell membranes.

Physics - Materials Science - 05.11.2020
Two ERC Synergy Grants for University of Vienna's physicists
Two ERC Synergy Grants for University of Vienna’s physicists
ERC Synergy Grants for Thomas Pichler and Markus Aspelmeyer The physicist Thomas Pichler and his international team will receive an ERC Synergy Grant of 14 million Euros to build a new electron nano

Materials Science - Environment - 03.11.2020
Industrial-strength brine, meet your kryptonite
Industrial-strength brine, meet your kryptonite
Boron nitride coating is key ingredient in hypersaline desalination technology A thin coating of the 2D nanomaterial hexagonal boron nitride is the key ingredient in a cost-effective technology developed by Rice University engineers for desalinating industrial-strength brine.

Materials Science - Physics - 02.11.2020

Materials Science - Chemistry - 23.10.2020
Researchers tackle the surface transmission of COVID-19 in new partnership
A project to develop surface treatments that can provide long-lasting protection against the COVID-19 virus has been launched at the University of Birmingham.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 22.10.2020
Turning streetwear into solar power plants
Turning streetwear into solar power plants
Empa researchers succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles.

Physics - Materials Science - 22.10.2020
A day in the life of a SLAC machine maker
Behind every clever scientific device - accelerator, detector, X-ray laser and more - at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are the people who make their parts.

Materials Science - Environment - 16.10.2020
TU Graz and AVL launch Battery Safety Center Graz
TU Graz and AVL launch Battery Safety Center Graz
At the heart of the research centre are climate chambers for targeted battery ageing under a wide variety of conditions, as well as novel mechanical test environments, including a highly dynamic crash facility for charged batteries.

Physics - Materials Science - 16.10.2020
Ultrafast Camera Films 3-D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second
Ultrafast Camera Films 3-D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second
In his quest to bring ever-faster cameras to the world, Caltech's Lihong Wang has developed technology that can reach blistering speeds of 70 trillion frames per second, fast enough to see light travel.

Materials Science - Physics - 16.10.2020
Drying fruit with ionic wind
If fruit or vegetables are dried with heat, nutrients can be destroyed and flavors can be reduced. This is why non-thermal drying of food - i.e. without heating - is preferred by the industry. Among other things, fans are used for this purpose. A new drying process developed at Empa using ionic wind promises to make the non-thermal drying of food much more energy-efficient, faster and even gentler.

Transport - Materials Science - 15.10.2020
Volatile for heavy trucks
In future, commercial vehicles will not only have to emit less CO2 but also meet stricter exhaust emission limits. Many experts expect that this could herald the end for fossil diesel. One possible alternative is dimethyl ether: The highly volatile substance burns very cleanly and can be produced from renewable energy.

Environment - Materials Science - 15.10.2020

Health - Materials Science - 15.10.2020
UQ tech to restore damaged bones
A technological advancement that has the potential to stimulate bone formation inside the human body has been developed by University of Queensland researchers.