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VascTech materials – the possibilities are endless

Dr Chris Mangun, Director of Advanced Materials at CU Aerospace, explains the benefits and applications of VascTech (Vapourisation of sacrificial components Technology), a unique process to imbue composites with three-dimensional vasculature. In biological systems, fluid transport through internal vasculature enables a variety of metabolic and homeostatic functions including respiration, circulation,...

Researchers outline the issue with extracting the Moon’s resources

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has published the issues associated with the growing interest in extracting the Moon’s resources.

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Research & Discovery

Combining nanomaterials and biomaterials to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases

Northeastern University explains how nanomaterials and biomaterials can be used to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.

COVID-19: researchers identify molecules that can pave the way for new antiviral drugs

Researchers have discovered a series of molecules that expose COVID-19 to the body’s immune system, opening up the possibility for new antiviral drugs to treat the virus.

The role of visuospatial processing on STEM learning

Dr Juan Cristóbal Castro-Alonso, an Associate Researcher at Universidad de Chile’s Institute of Education, discusses his work using computer instruments to investigate visuospatial processing and STEM performance

Newcastle University acquires company to aid research strength in electric vehicles and transportation

Newcastle University has acquired Zero Carbon Futures, a North-East based company that offers project delivery, marketing, training and insight into low carbon vehicles and future city technologies

Sustainable Planet

Innovation in sustainable aquaculture

Steffen Kildal explains how Askvik Aqua AS is improving sustainability in aquaculture with novel simplicity and advanced Pulse Electric Field solutions

Ship exhaust emissions can alter the behaviour of clouds

Research conducted by the University of Manchester, UK, shows that ship exhaust emissions can alter the behaviour of clouds.

The EU aims to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from 12 GW to 60 GW by 2030

The EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, which aims to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity to 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050.

Sustainable fuel production using sunlight

A new study at Uppsala University in Sweden has developed a coating material for semiconductors which enables fuel production to become more sustainable. The ‘Enhancing...

Digital Innovation

EIT Digital – focusing on the future of Artificial Intelligence

EIT Digital CEO, Willem Jonker, spoke to Clifford Holt, International Editor at The Innovation Platform, about the issues of digital sovereignty and Artificial Intelligence,...

PeasyPay: the European solution for biometric payments by EIT Digital

A new system developed by EIT Digital start-up PeasyPay is allowing people to pay by just showing their faces and taking a picture of...

EIT Digital: Celebrating ten years of building a strong digital Europe

Ahead of EIT Digital’s ten-year anniversary, Innovation News Network’s international editor, Clifford Holt, speaks with the organisation’s CEO, Willem Jonker, about how they are...

New bolometer to further the application for quantum computers

A team of researchers has created a new bolometer for measuring energy quanta at an unprecedented resolution, potentially bringing quantum computing out of the...

Space

As part of a £250m package, the government will invest in a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire

The government has committed to investing millions of pounds to develop a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, Scotland.

A Chemical physicist joins a NASA-funded project to study liquid on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon

Gerrick Lindberg is collaborating on a NASA-funded study of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and the liquid on its surface.

The UK Space Agency awards a grant to AstroAgency for the development of a Scottish space hub

The UK Space Agency has awarded a grant to enable a firm to establish a space hub on behalf of the Scottish Space Leadership Council.

Sentinel-6: sea-level observation and international co-operation

Ahead of the launch of the Sentinel-6, the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA discuss the satellite and future cooperation between the agencies.

Health Innovation

UK-based consortium has been granted £12.2m to track the evolution of SARS-CoV-2

The UK Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund has granted £12.2m to COG-UK to track the evolution of SARS-CoV-2.

The National Cancer Institute on the use of biomaterials in cancer treatment

Matthew Wolf of the National Cancer Institute spoke to Innovation News Network’s Caitlin Magee, about the use of biomaterials in cancer treatment.

Fucoxanthin compound in brown seaweeds show promising effects when treating brain cancer

A UK-based project has found that a compound in brown seaweeds could help to treat one of the most common forms of malignant brain...

AI – an innovative solution to breast cancer detection

Interview with Dr Axel Gräwingholt, Clinical Co-Chair of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) at the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer and AI

Special Reports

The Great Green Wall: Protecting Sahel through science-led intervention

The Great Green Wall initiative works towards reducing land degradation and deforestation through science-led natural resource management and intervention. Deborah Goffner, research director for the...

Cleaning rivers to clean the seas – part II

River Cleaning proposes a new and innovative system to stop pollution from oils and other liquid pollutants in river waters. Parallel and integral to...

The science of tactile melodies

Yasuhiro Suzuki, an associate professor at Nagoya University, Japan, explains time related variations in tactile sensations and tactile melodies. Tactile science has not dealt with...

Creating innovative materials with AI and fundamental physics

Dr Mazhar Ali of the Ali Group at the Max Planck Institute discusses the role of AI and fundamental physics in the creation of...

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