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...

Agri and food: the engine for regional change

The STRING project details how the performance of regional development instruments and programmes depends on building strong agrifood innovation systems for creating and co-operation pp The brand new pan-European STRING project improves the performance of regional development instruments and programmes in...

Nanoscience at Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland, outlines its goals, activities and international collaboration in the modern fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST) is a leading technical university of Poland. The city, the regional...

Dissecting the Universe with Professor Lucio Mayer

Professor Lucio Mayer of the University of Zurich's Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology explains how 2016 will remain as a landmark in the history of physical sciences and galaxies. 2016 was the year in which the first direct detection of gravitational...

The University of Waterloo reconciles agriculture and water quality

Agricultural nutrient legacies delay the recovery of healthy aquatic ecosystems, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Agriculture is a dominant source of nutrient emissions to the environment due to the widespread use of fertilisers as well as...

Alternative aviation fuels

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK, highlights recent developments in aviation fuel. Rigorous testing is required to ensure that any alternative, environmentally sustainable fuel performs as good as or better than conventional fuels under all conditions.

Quantum cryptography: privacy for citizens

The Instituto de Telecomunicações in Lisbon, Portugal, is further developing revolutionary privacy solutions based on the laws of quantum mechanics The goal of cryptography (and therefore of quantum cryptography) is to hide private information from untrusted malicious agents. While symmetric...


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