Exploration to unlock REE potential at Grønnedal-Ika

Exploration of the Grønnedal-lka carbonatite complex could advance a new era of sustainable mining and help in meeting global rare earth demand. Grønnedal-Ika is located...

Developing materials to overcome AMR in orthopaedic implants

AIMed is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Horizon2020 MSCA-ITN) training 15 early-stage researchers to develop materials with antimicrobial properties suitable for use on...

Conducting decay spectroscopy experiments at TRIUMF

An overview of the decay spectroscopy experiments being carried out by scientists led by Professor Corina Andreoiu from the Department of Chemistry at Simon...

Calorimetry and thermodynamic modelling for a deeper understanding of battery gassing

Dr Carlos Ziebert, leader of the group Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety, KIT, explains how calorimetry and thermodynamic modelling help to improve our understanding...

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 drones, including their geospatial uses. In our previous articles, we reported on the use of drone...

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 on Earth and its evolutionary history Water is the essential liquid of life, yet its origins...

Using total absorption gamma-ray spectroscopy to study nuclear beta decay

Dr Muriel Fallot, Assistant Professor at the University of Nantes (SUBATECH Laboratory) performs her work using the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy technique to study nuclear beta decay. Nuclear beta decay is a simple process that is sensitive to the structure...

Exploring the Universe with Cosmological surveys

Using cosmological surveys to trace the evolution of the Universe and understand its accelerated expansion. In the last hundred years, cosmology has made significant steps to understand the composition, structure and evolution of the Universe: We have discovered that the...

Neutrino research: aiding our understanding of the Universe

Michel Gonin, Senior physicist, and Professor at Leprince-Ringuet laboratory, discusses the latest neutrino experiments and how they are key to our understanding of the formation and evolution of the Universe. In search of new discoveries, the field of elementary particles,...

Unravelling fine-tunings in nuclear physics

Important developments in theoretical nuclear physics and understanding the fine-tuning of the Universe that has led to the evolution of life on Earth. Element generation in the Big Bang and in stars exhibits fine-tuning that is of utmost importance for...

Reducing the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria

The University of Jaén analyse the evolution of antibiotic resistance and the challenges posed by multidrug-resistant bacteria.

A successful first year for the Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety group at the KIT

Dr Carlos Ziebert, leader of the group Batteries – Calorimetry and Safety, discusses the group’s calorimetric studies and safety tests on lithium-ion cells and post-lithium cells. In February 2020, a new group was founded at the Institute of Applied Materials...

Innovative calorimetric methods for safer batteries in the renewable energy sector

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, discusses the centre’s innovative calorimetric methods to increase the safety of batteries in the renewable energy sector. The market for lithium ion-batteries (LIB), for the utility-scale energy...

Three routes towards a circular economy of packaging materials

Finding solutions to tackle the issue of plastic packaging waste is urgent. VTT has mapped out three paths that brands and packaging manufacturers can take to maximise sustainability and minimise the carbon footprint of packaging. Plastics have many benefits as...


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