Graphene technologies to transform cutting edge applications in telecommunications

Oct 15, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Technology for telecommunications is expected to benefit from graphene, which enables ultra-wide bandwidth communications with low power consumption, researchers report. While current semiconductor technol... Read more

Self-healing polymers produced at low cost

Oct 12, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


A new study reports the production of a new self-healing polymer that is cheap and can be applied to for instance the coating of cell phone screens, plastics, and paints. The researchers took advantage of ... Read more

Feed bacteria with gold, and they will produce more biofuel

Oct 10, 2018 Erwin van den Burg

Researchers have established that feeding the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica with gold clusters of 1 nm in size transforms them into an artificial photosynthesis system. The bacteria take up the gold par... Read more

New approach solves problem with excess heat for fusion power plants

Oct 10, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


The development of real fusion power plants is facing several problems. For example: how to get rid of the excess heat that would cause structural damage to the plant?

Now, a group of scientists came up with a possible solution to th... Read more

Bioelectronic medicine: implantable and biodegradable electric device for nerve regeneration

Oct 09, 2018 Erwin van den Burg

Researchers have designed and tested a prototype of an implantable, biodegradable, and wireless device that accelerates the regeneration of nerves. This example of bioelectronic medicine delivers regular p... Read more

Retail business success or failure predicted by social media and transport data

Oct 09, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a model that can predict if a given retail business will succeed or not, with an accuracy of 80%.

To predict the future of a busin... Read more

New system can spot fake news at the source

Oct 04, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Detecting fake news is not an easy task, and many companies invest millions in this direction.

Now, researchers from MIT have developed a new approach, based on machine learning, to identif... Read more

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for evolution in a test tube

Oct 04, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, George P. Smith from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA and Sir Gregory P. Winter from MRC Laboratory of Molecular B... Read more

Circular solar energy storing and releasing system established

Oct 03, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have developed a system that can store solar energy for later use. Importantly, this system is circular, completely free of emissions, and does not damage the molecules that store the energy. Th... Read more

Single atoms can break one of the strongest chemical bonds

Oct 02, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


One of the strongest chemical bounds know is the carbon-fluorine bond. An international team of scientists just discovered that this bound can be broken using single atoms of platinum.

The p... Read more

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for revolutionary ways of manipulating light

Oct 02, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


This year, three scientist share the Nobel Prize in Physics: Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, N.J., Gérard Mourou of École Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, and Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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Access to scientific publications will be free in 2020

Oct 01, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


European authorities have decided that research funded by public funding has to be published free of charge to the reader.

This is a real revolution in scientific publishing, in which acce... Read more

New use of nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis

Oct 01, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticles that can be used for artificial photosynthesis, producing hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. The nanoparticles are 3 nm in diameter consist of a co... Read more

First particle tracks recorded by mega-project studying neutrinos

Sep 19, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


CERN and Fermilab announced a big step in the DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) project which involves 1000 physicists from 32 countries. They have just recorded the first particle tracks, using ... Read more

Technology used by parent negatively impacts child’s behavior

Sep 13, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


We use technology and digital devices all the time, but could they have an impact on parenting and in consequence on the behavior of our children? This is the question that a new study tried to answer. The... Read more

Robots just received a boost in dexterity

Sep 11, 2018 Alexandru Ciobanu


Humans are masters of dexterity, while robots are still struggling with grabbing and manipulating objects. Now, a key development was achieved, allowing robots to improve their dexterity. Thus, a robot can... Read more

Harnessing solar power: new ways to turn sunlight into useful energy

Sep 04, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Researchers have developed a new method to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in a process that is based on photosynthesis in plants. They created semi-natural conditions by combining natural and man-mad... Read more

Transmitting signals from a submarine to an airplane

Aug 22, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav

Researchers from the MIT lab have now taken a giant step towards solving a longstanding problem of wireless communication: direct transmission of information between underwater and air... Read more

An inside body GPS system to locate ingestible implants

Aug 20, 2018 Kshitij Jadhav

Several imaging techniques in medicine require cutting open people or making them swallow large tubes with attached cameras. However, scientists have developed an ... Read more

Acceleration of biofuel production with an enzyme from algae

Aug 20, 2018 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists found that the enzyme GPAT1 is the rate-limiting factor in the accumulation of oils called triacylglycerols in red algae. This is of importance for the production of biofuel, as triacylglycerols... Read more