2ND ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS ONLINE CONFERENCE

2nd Annual Automotive Plastics Online Conference will cover a great perspective of topics including insights, challenges and innovations in automotive plastics, advanced engineering tools, green technology and sustainability, innovation in lightweight uses and optimising safety, laser technology and 3D applications updates. Join us for an event which offers a meeting place for top manufacturers, researchers, academics, decision-makers Read more about 2ND ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS ONLINE CONFERENCE[…]

New metaphotonic OLED displays for future Virtual Reality and Augmentation Reality

By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED – organic light-emitting diode – displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI). (For comparison, the resolutions Read more about New metaphotonic OLED displays for future Virtual Reality and Augmentation Reality[…]

The new composite materials breakthrough has direct implications for electric motors

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors. The research is aimed at reducing barriers to wider electric vehicle adoption, including cutting the cost Read more about The new composite materials breakthrough has direct implications for electric motors[…]

3NANO Webinar – Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

Welcome to the webinar on Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (3NANO) We are delighted to announce and invite you to join & register in this webinar. Webinar Schedule: 17 – 20 September 2020 |  17 – 20 October 2020 | 17 – 20 November 2020 Aim of this webinar is to bring together leading academic scientists, clinical researchers and research scholars, Read more about 3NANO Webinar – Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology[…]

A new way to check nanomaterial quality enters the ‘wild frontier’ industry

A new way to check the quality of nanomaterials like graphene has emerged from a team at the University of Sussex. Graphene and nanomaterials have been touted as wonder materials, and they are proving invaluable in all sorts of applications, such as in the automotive and aerospace industries, where heavy metals are replaced with lighter Read more about A new way to check nanomaterial quality enters the ‘wild frontier’ industry[…]

Neuromorphic computers with one step closer due to neurotransistors

Especially activities in the field of artificial intelligence, like teaching robots to walk or precise automatic image recognition, demand ever more powerful, yet at the same time more economical computer chips. While the optimization of conventional microelectronics is slowly reaching its physical limits, nature offers us a blueprint how information can be processed and stored Read more about Neuromorphic computers with one step closer due to neurotransistors[…]

A new nanofiber material could protect soldiers, firefighters, astronauts and more

Since World War I, the vast majority of American combat casualties has come not from gunshot wounds but from explosions. Today, most soldiers wear a heavy, bullet-proof vest to protect their torso but much of their body remains exposed to the indiscriminate aim of explosive fragments and shrapnel. Designing equipment to protect extremities against the Read more about A new nanofiber material could protect soldiers, firefighters, astronauts and more[…]

The use of auxetic membranes to regenerate human tissue after injuries

A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect, which also occurs in nature, is interesting for a number of applications. A new Empa study recently published in “Nature Communications” shows how this amazing behavior can be improved – and even used to Read more about The use of auxetic membranes to regenerate human tissue after injuries[…]

Future of nanomaterials for energy storage

The challenge of building an energy future that preserves and improves the planet is a massive undertaking. But it all hinges on the charged particles moving through invisibly small materials. Scientists and politicians have recognized the need for an urgent and substantial shift in the world’s mechanisms of energy production and consumption in order to Read more about Future of nanomaterials for energy storage[…]

An ultrathin, artificial muscle for haptic robotics

Researchers from KAIST have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics. The advancement, recently reported in the journal Science Robotics, was demonstrated with a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece. The robotic equivalent of a muscle that can move is called an actuator. The actuator Read more about An ultrathin, artificial muscle for haptic robotics[…]

A new type of camera that could greatly improve the ability of cars to spot hazards in challenging imaging conditions

Inspired by the visual system of the mantis shrimp—among the most complex found in nature–researchers have created a new type of camera that could greatly improve the ability of cars to spot hazards in challenging imaging conditions. The new camera accomplishes this feat by detecting a property of light known as polarization and featuring a Read more about A new type of camera that could greatly improve the ability of cars to spot hazards in challenging imaging conditions[…]

Could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.” But a breakthrough by Read more about Could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray[…]