Editors’ Picks

New strategy for sustainable aquaculture to follow a One Health approach

The University of California – Santa Barbara, USA, have developed a strategy for sustainable aquaculture, reducing the strain on global food supplies. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector, with each person consuming an average of 20kg each year. Around 50% of all seafood consumed today is sourced through aquaculture,...

Study reveals the properties of astatine, the rarest element on Earth

Researchers at CERN’s ISOLDE facility have successfully measured the electron affinity of astatine, the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth. For the first time, scientists using CERN’s ISOLDE nuclear-physics facility have measured the electron affinity of the chemical element astatine, the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth. In addition to...

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The Innovation Platform Issue 02


Research & Discovery

Scientists increase our control of solar power by harvesting hot electron holes

A new study conducted by Upsala University, Sweden, has demonstrated ‘outstanding success’ in harvesting hot electron holes, potentially revolutionising solar cells, photochemical reactions, and...

ArgonCube – Lego for the world of cryogenic neutrino detectors

Physicists from the University of Bern have developed a novel approach to large neutrino detectors based on liquid argon. In the zoo of elementary particles,...

New findings on spinel oxides may improve hydrogen extraction

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have identified the parameters that determine the efficiency of spinel oxides, a low-cost catalyst that aids the extraction...

New material can mix matter with light

A team of researchers at Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Hamburg, and Universidade Federaldo Ceará have developed a new material, demonstrating that they can mix...

Sustainable Planet

Maintaining water quality with sustainable ship antifouling

Traditional antifouling paints for ships are toxic and can harm ocean biodiversity. A new film, developed to protect the hull of a ship, can...

Next Generation EU: investing in a greener and more digital EU

27 Member States have endorsed the European Commission's recovery proposal, Next Generation EU, which aims to increase the Union’s sustainability and digitisation. To repair the...

Revolutionary maritime funding to increase European sustainability

New European maritime funding could revolutionise the sector, increasing global sustainability and ocean-based food security. As Horizon 2020 draws to an end, the European Union...

Approaching new markets – GrainSense in the United States and Russia

Melvin Robert Huber III explains how GrainSense's strategy for approaching new markets in the US and Russian can be used by businesses to help...

Digital Innovation

COVID-19 cyber-attacks: cybersecurity in the healthcare sector

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) works to promote cybersecurity in the healthcare sector and protect citizens against malicious COVID-19 cyber-attacks. COVID-19 has changed...

Could post-COVID-19 societal changes influence new digital technologies?

EIT Digital’s CEO Willem Jonker spoke to The Innovation Platform about how post-COVID-19 societal changes can influence new digital technologies. EIT Digital is a leading...

Innovative clocking schemes for semiconductor circuits

Masahiro Goshima, from the National Institute of Informatics, speaks to The Innovation Platform about the unique characteristics of their clocking scheme for semiconductor circuits. As...

Biometric cards: innovation for a secure future

CardLab and Quardlock have come together to create an exciting biometric card which has a full backend authentication system for the protection of critical...

Space

Investigating life below the surface of Mars

After recent discoveries suggest the presence of water on the red planet, scientists look for life below the surface of Mars. Researchers at the Center...

Scientist discover green gel on the far side of the Moon

Using the Chang'e-4 rover, scientists have discovered an unusual dark green gel-like substance in a crater on the far side of the Moon. A research...

Mars Express – one of ESA’s most successful missions to date

Dr Dmitrij Titov, the European Space Agency’s Project Scientist for Mars Express, discusses both the history and future potential of this exciting mission to...

Centaurus A and the detection of VHE gamma-ray emissions

Mathieu de Naurois, H.E.S.S. Deputy Director at CNRS, outlines the use of the H.E.S.S. telescopes in detecting the kiloparsec-sized VHE gamma-ray emission of Centaurus...

Health Innovation

Arthrofibrosis: a multifaceted immunological problem

Arthrofibrosis after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a complication that can occur after a joint replacement. To prevent arthrofibrosis we need to know more...

New blood test can diagnose Alzheimer’s prior to cognitive impairment

Researchers have developed a new blood test to help diagnose people with Alzheimer’s disease up to 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment. This...

Innovate UK awards funding to a digital COVID-19 platform developer

Vital Signs Solutions has successfully secured a grant from Innovate UK to enable the use of its digital COVID-19 platform, helping the British Government...

Scientists develop quicker, more cost-effective COVID-19 laboratory test

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have successfully improved the speed, handling time, and cost of COVID-19 laboratory tests. This new approach could result in...

Research & Discovery

Sustainable agriculture: Nutrient removal from agricultural runoff

The NuReDrain project discuss their work developing innovative technologies for removing the nutrients from agricultural runoff. The North Sea region is recognised as an intensive...

Could financial incentives help preserve tropical forests?

Environmental scientists from St. Edward’s University discuss how paying landowners to protect trees could help preserve tropical forests. Tropical forests are home to half of...

How PilotEdge is changing the way pilots interact with flight simulations

The multiplatform distributed virtual training environment (MDVTE) is the only flight simulation experience comparable to operating an actual aircraft. Flying an aircraft is a highly...

The importance of trust and regulation in flood disaster response

Scientific products must become a trusted and authoritative source to better assist flood disaster response at a global level. It is human nature to help...

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