29/09/2022The time it takes to manufacture fibre-optic medical devices used in healthcare has been dramatically slashed, Heriot-Watt University has announced.
28/09/2022FAU-researchers develop and test a novel 3D microfluidic device to uncover complicated processes within the placenta. The "Placenta-on-a-chip" mimics malaria-infected nutrient exchange between mother and fetus.
27/09/2022For the first time, a team led by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) has now presented an appropriate production technology for single-photons using silicon nanopillars: a chemical etching method followed by ion bombardment.
22/09/2022A consortium of Fraunhofer institutes and well-known German industrial companies is developing a split-manufacturing approach for semiconductor production in the project "Distributed Manufacturing for Novel and Trustworthy Electronics T4T". This will enable the secure assembly of subsystems in Germany and safeguard supply chains.
21/09/2022Fraunhofer IPA is the overall coordinator of the European biointelligence project BioProS. In this project, a biointelligent sensor for measuring viral activity for the production of therapeutics is being developed.
20/09/2022Discovered 25 years ago, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) quickly gained the aura of a "miracle material" due to their particular properties: their large inner surfaces and tuneable pore sizes facilitate improved applications, for example in materials separation and gas storage.
16/09/2022Structural damage in lightweight components is often difficult to detect using conventional non-destructive testing methods. Two new research robots at the Institute of Polymer Technology (IKT) at the University of Stuttgart, working autonomously and synchronously, are intended to optimize the testing technology for multifunctional high-performance materials.
15/09/2022Using laser radiation, researchers can print tiny structures with the highest precision. A method to mimic the superpowers of animals and plants and make them accessible to technology.
14/09/2022Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a ground-breaking plastic film that can kill viruses that land on its surface with room light. The self-sterilising film is the first of its kind – it is low cost to produce, can be readily scaled and could be used for disposable aprons, tablecloths, and curtains in hospitals.
13/09/2022Researchers at The University of Tsukuba add pump-probe capability to a scanning tunneling microscopy system to allow time-resolved images to be captured as fast as 30 femtoseconds, which can accelerate material science research.