Editors’ Picks

Intelligent turbines to produce green energy from tidal waterpower

Engineers from the University Otto von Guericke of Magdeburg are developing intelligent turbines for green energy from tidal waterpower.

Particle physics confronts its data legacy

Professor Michael Hildreth from the University of Notre Dame argues that while efforts are underway to ensure that the results of particle physics experiments (and the knowledge behind them) are preserved, the future will ultimately require a new way of working.


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Research & Discovery

Towards a precise measurement of the CP violation phase

Dr Vincent Tisserand, Research Director at Clermont Ferrand Physics Laboratory (LPC PLUS), looks at the past, present, and future of efforts to make a precise measurement of the CP violation phase to challenge the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

4D material could help scientists bioengineer organs

New hydrogel-based 4D material changes shape in response to psychological stimuli and could be used to bioengineer organs. As published in the journal Advanced Functional...

Detecting time dilation with anti-neutrinos and atomic clocks

Australian physicists are currently using anti-neutrinos and atomic clocks to understand time dilation and the nature of time itself.

Tackling the big data challenge of particle physics experiments

A team of UK scientists are developing software to utilise big data sets collected from particle physics experiments, particularly those at the Large Hadron Collider.

Sustainable Planet

How climate warming influences the stability of microbial networks

A new study analyses the impacts of climate warming on the complexity and stability of microbial networks.

Do microplastics in soil affect the growth of agricultural crops?

A new research project at the University of Bayreuth will assess the effects of microplastics in soil on the growth of agricultural crops.

NOVA University: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with interdisciplinary research

NOVA University Lisbon, a comprehensive young European public higher education institution, promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research that will help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable delousing: a necessity for growth in salmon farming

Lars Georg Backer, CEO of Flatsetsund Engineering AS, outlines how its sustainable delousing solution is both cost effective and environmentally friendly.

Digital Innovation

Scientists detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits

Researchers have detected quantum information in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits, bringing us one step closer to the quantum internet.

The European struggle with COVID-19 contact tracing apps continues

Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital, spoke to Innovation News Network’s Georgina Ryan about digital transformation during the pandemic, Europe’s struggle with COVID-19 contact tracing apps and adopting physical tokens as a simple and secure alternative to current tracing methods.

Optical computing: multiplying light signals could help solve complex computational problems

A new type of optical computing could lead to ultra-fast computers that solve highly complex computational problems by multiplying light signals.

New original blockchain technology helps traders make use of surplus renewable electricity

Researchers has collaborated with Mitsubishi, to optimise the P2P trading of surplus renewable electricity.


Juno space probe detects extremely bright meteoroid explosion

Researchers have identified a bright flash, detected by the Juno space probe above Jupiter's clouds, as a bolide, a meteoroid explosion.

Milky Way could contain many planets like Earth

Researchers predict that there are likely many planets like Earth that have formed around other stars in the Milky Way.

Could life from Earth survive on Mars?

A new study by NASA and German Aerospace Center has found that some microbes from Earth can temporarily survive on Mars.

NASA’s most advanced rover safely lands on Mars

NASA’s most advanced rover touched down on Mars yesterday after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometres).

Health Innovation

The future of breast cancer diagnosis

Dr Martin Stauber, CEO of GratXray AG, describes the company’s new one-stop solution for accurate and painless breast cancer diagnosis.

Technology and mindset for quantification will lead success in cell manufacturing

Drs Kei Kanie and Ryuji Kato from Nagoya University are trying to break open the data-driven cell culture process development concept to ensure that the future of cell manufacturing will promise quality cell therapy products.

Self-fitting scaffolds as an alternative for bone defect treatment

Melissa A Grunlan and her team have been developing and improving self-fitting SMP scaffolds for craniomaxillofacial bone defect treatment.

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with reliable data

Professor Lawrence C Scharmann from the University of Nebraska talks about why scientists keep changing their minds about COVID-19 recommendations and the importance of reliable data.

Special Reports

Using software technologies to enable spacecraft trajectory optimisation

Dr Ryne Beeson, Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, shares new and enabling capabilities optimising the design of spacecraft trajectories to achieve mission objectives. The advent...

Innovative calorimetric methods are improving the safety of electric vehicle batteries

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how calorimetric methods can be applied to improve the safety of electric vehicle batteries. Transport...

RSS-Hydro: the diverse scientific and commercial applications of drone technology

Drone technology is diverse and can be used across many different sectors. RSS-Hydro’s CEO, Dr Guy Schumann discusses the commercial and scientific applications of...

Astrochemical origins of water on Earth

Professor Edwin Bergin, of the Department of Astronomy at University of Michigan and Dariusz Lis at NASA JPL-Caltech, discuss the astrochemical origins of water...

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