Potential applications for low-temperature plasmas

Dr Joseph Zimmerman, a Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, discusses recent experimental investigations of applications for low-temperature plasmas. Solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. As the...

Calorimetry for the development of an improved sodium-ion battery

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how battery calorimeters allow thermal characterisation and safety testing for an improved sodium-ion battery. In...

Peatlands and climate change: from threat to cure

Sustainable management of peatlands and mitigating climate change: Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group helps close key knowledge gaps. Peatlands are a valuable but vulnerable natural resource....

Observing droplets of near-perfect fluid in high energy nuclear collisions

By investigating the world’s smallest droplets of near-perfect fluid, researchers have been able to develop greater understanding of the primordial matter in the Universe. A...

Prevalence of coronary artery disease among young people

Scientists at University of Oulu, Finland, have investigated the prevalence of coronary artery disease among sudden cardiac death victims under 50 years old. The team at University of Oulu investigated the prevalence of coronary artery disease and autopsy findings and...

New regulator for molecular motor protein discovered

A team of researchers led by Professor Kazuo Inaba of the University of Tsukuba have discovered a novel component of molecular motors that drive movement in response to light. The research, published in Science Advances, is a collaborative venture with...

The key to understanding landslides

Scientists at Graz University of Technology, Austria, have identified a series of chemical processes that could be the key to understanding landslides. According to the World Health Organization, landslides cause over 18,000 death between 1998 and 2017. Globally, landslides and...

KIT helps to develop more efficient modular battery packs with the HELIOS project

The Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety group at KIT helps to develop safer, more efficient battery packs in the Horizon 2020 project HELIOS. The Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety group from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is participating in the HELIOS...

Stem cell engineering: learning from the evolution

Dr Zoran Ivanovic, from the New Aquitaine Branch of the French Blood Institute, explains how their team develop the new strategies in stem cell engineering and conservation learning from the single-cell eukaryote evolution. The cell engineering team of the New...

Improving battery safety through calorimetric studies

Dr. Carlos Ziebert, Leader of The Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Institute of Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics, outlines how the group’s involvement in national competence clusters, is helping to create...

Using high-energy neutrinos to identify sources of high-energy cosmic rays

Professor Carsten Rott discusses exploring the Universe with high-energy neutrinos to identify the sources of the high-energy cosmic rays and in search for new phenomena.

Wastewater-based epidemiology: installing COVID-19 infrastructure at wastewater treatment plants

Assistant Professor Masaaki Kitajima from Hokkaido University spoke to Innovation News Network about the benefits of wastewater-based epidemiology, and his new COVID-19 mass diagnosis system, which could function as an early warning infrastructure for future outbreaks. Wastewater systems offer a...

Building an environmentally responsible lithium supply chain for the UK

Cornish Lithium outlines the importance of establishing a secure and environmentally responsible supply of lithium for the UK as part of the transition to renewable energy sources. Why? Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge facing humanity – with its effects...

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 of new space technology, the greater coupling of space systems, and more frequent access to...


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