Efficient thin-film batteries in the near future

Empa researchers have achieved a milestone in the search for a solid electrolyte, the conductive medium for future solid-state batteries. On the one hand, this material must be highly conductive for lithium ions, and on the other hand manufacturing costs should be as low as possible. Ultra-thin layers of a special ceramic (chemically speaking, Li7La3Zr2O12) Read more about Efficient thin-film batteries in the near future[…]

Engineers can optimize more better how to install sensors

In the 2019 Boeing 737 Max crash, the recovered black box from the aftermath hinted that a failed pressure sensor may have caused the ill-fated aircraft to nose dive. This incident and others have fueled a larger debate on sensor selection, number and placement to prevent the reoccurrence of such tragedies. Texas A&M University researchers Read more about Engineers can optimize more better how to install sensors[…]

The world’s smallest ultrasound detector

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. It is based on miniaturized photonic circuits on top of a silicon chip. With a size 100 times smaller than an average human hair, the new detector can visualize features that are much smaller than previously Read more about The world’s smallest ultrasound detector[…]

How can be avoided autonomous vehicles accidents

Before autonomous vehicles participate in road traffic, they must demonstrate conclusively that they do not pose a danger to others. New software developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) prevents accidents by predicting different variants of a traffic situation every millisecond. A car approaches an intersection. Another vehicle jets out of the cross street, Read more about How can be avoided autonomous vehicles accidents[…]

The fastest on/off switch and most precise position control in the world

How do you turn on and off an ultra-small component in advanced technologies? You need an actuator, a device that transmits an input such as electricity into physical motion. However, actuators in small-scale technologies to date have critical limitations. For example, if it’s difficult to integrate the actuator into semiconductor electronics, real-world applications of the Read more about The fastest on/off switch and most precise position control in the world[…]

Expanding the capacity of the internet

Researchers at CRANN and the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a new material can act as a super-fast magnetic switch. When struck by successive ultra-short laser pulses it exhibits “toggle switching” that could increase the capacity of the global fibre optic cable network by an order of magnitude. Switching between Read more about Expanding the capacity of the internet[…]

Scientific peer review process can be harnessed by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, researchers have published hundreds of papers each week reporting their findings – many of which have not undergone a thorough peer review process to gauge their reliability. In some cases, poorly validated research has massively influenced public policy, as when a French team reported COVID patients were Read more about Scientific peer review process can be harnessed by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning[…]

Machine learning methods to predict superhard materials

A group of Skoltech scientists used machine learning (ML) methods to predict superhard materials based on their crystal structure. The research was published in the Journal of Applied Physics. This work is supported by Russian Science Foundation. Superhard materials have recently attracted increasing research interest due to their potential implications for industries broadly ranging from oil Read more about Machine learning methods to predict superhard materials[…]

Human perception about anthropomorphize an android

Androids, or robots with humanlike features, are often more appealing to people than those that resemble machines but only up to a certain point. Many people experience an uneasy feeling in response to robots that are nearly lifelike, and yet somehow not quite “right.” The feeling of affinity can plunge into one of repulsion as Read more about Human perception about anthropomorphize an android[…]

How 5G will be followed by 6G

Future wireless networks of the 6th generation (6G) will consist of a multitude of small radio cells that need to be connected by broadband communication links. In this context, wireless transmission at THz frequencies represents a particularly attractive and flexible solution. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a novel concept for Read more about How 5G will be followed by 6G[…]

Next generation battery promising to be safe enough

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has announced that a research team led by Dr. Joong-Kee Lee of the Center for Energy Storage Research had developed a next-generation secondary battery that uses zinc metal as an electrode without any risk of explosion or fire. This battery is safe enough to be worn on the body Read more about Next generation battery promising to be safe enough[…]

AI-based software solutions that classify all kinds of documents and analyze their text content

The flood of documents created every day in business and in society as a whole poses an enormous challenge. Information from countless different sources must be sorted, processed and evaluated. And this issue isn’t limited to companies: public authorities, research institutions and hospitals are affected, too. The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems Read more about AI-based software solutions that classify all kinds of documents and analyze their text content[…]