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Nanotechnology

ZenGUARD™: Graphene-based nanotechnology reduces transmission risk

Zentek’s ZenGUARD™ graphene-based nanotechnology filters and deactivates pathogens to reduce the risk of transmission, making higher risk work environments and social interactions safer. The team...
magnetising

Groundbreaking research reveals the speed of magnetising a material

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Lancaster University, have discovered the speed of magnetising a material.  The research team consisted of scientists from...
graphene in electronics

Unlocking the next generation of graphene in electronics

Lilei Ye, Business Developer for electronics applications for the Graphene Flagship, explains the state of play for graphene in electronics, and the challenges that...
silica-based technologies

Exploiting silicon and silica-based technologies in North America

The Innovation Platform spoke to Bernard Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon, to find out more about the company’s plans to manufacture...
actuators

Scientists revolutionise actuators that control muscle movement

A collaborative research team, including the University of Texas, Austin (UTA), has made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the actuators that control muscle movement. What is...
World’s smallest remote-controlled robot

Engineers create world’s smallest remote-controlled robot

Northwestern University engineers have developed the world’s smallest remote-controlled robot in the shape of a crab. The recently developed remote-controlled robot - that is the...
the biomaterials sector

A shift in focus: Future priorities for the biomaterials sector

Dr Paul Roach, President of the UK Society for Biomaterials, outlines the aims of the organisation and explains what the biomaterials sector learnt from...
Orthopaedic implants

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...
plasma turbulence

First time discovery of high-speed moving plasma turbulence

Scientists observe high-speed plasma turbulence that exceeds heat movement in the Large Helical Device (LHD). In order to achieve a fusion power plant, it is...
universal reaction mechanism

New universal reaction mechanism to change the future of nanochemsitry

A universal reaction mechanism, proposed by KAUST scientists, could explain the formation of carbon nanoparticles in interstellar and terrestrial environments. Carbon nanostructures that are formed...
energy-generating textiles

Technology experts produce energy-generating textiles

Tech experts create groundbreaking energy-generating textiles that can produce electricity by capturing energy from body movements. Clothing that can analyse our health, communicate information, and...
Nuclear materials

Nuclear materials physicist receives honorary doctorate

Professor Robin Grimes is to be awarded an honorary doctorate due to his work in computer simulation techniques that enhance understanding of nuclear materials. Aston...

Innovation is key to maintain rare earth supply chains

Rare earth supply chain processes highlight an example of a critical material where innovation is key to creating new supply. Rare earth supply chains are...
Quantum simulations enable prediction of stable boron nitride structure

Quantum simulations enable prediction of stable boron nitride structure

Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have successfully predicted the most stable boron nitrate structure with the utilisation of...
particle accelerator

The EIC: tremendous potential for particle accelerator technology

Physicist Dr Daria Sokhan discusses how the UK will be at the forefront of development for the EIC particle accelerator in the US. Physicists from...
thermoplastic materials

Using cutting edge thermoplastic materials in the aerospace sector

The HITCOMP project has analysed the advantages of utilising thermoplastics in the aerospace sector to determine they are more efficient than conventional thermosetting composites. The...
The crystallinity of large single-layer graphene

Improving the crystallinity of large single-layer graphene

An interface-templated method has the potential to enhance the crystallinity of large single-layer graphene sheets on insulating supports. A novel method can improve the crystallinity...

Scientists create pliable and printable free-form lithium-ion batteries

Scientists design stretchable, free-form lithium-ion batteries that can be printed on clothing and utilised in digital wearable devices. A Korean research team has developed a...

Utilising graphene to produce a minute electromagnetic field

Rice University scientists suggest that producing graphene on a gently textured undulating surface can lead to the creation of a minute electromagnetic field. Rice University...
RNA Molecules

Scientists investigate RNA binding proteins in bacteria

Cynthia Sharma, a researcher from The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (JMU), investigates how bacteria adapts to changing environments, with a specific focus on...

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