2D materials capable of forming complex 3D shapes

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have developed a technique that programs 2D materials to transform into complex 3D shapes. The goal of the work is to create synthetic materials that can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues and thus achieve complex 3D movements and functions. Programming thin sheets, or 2D materials, Read more about 2D materials capable of forming complex 3D shapes[…]

Is there any digital innovation for farmers

The digital age brims with promise for the world’s half-billion smallholder farmers. Smartphones with the right apps can tell farmers when it’s likely going to rain, how to identify and eradicate pests, and negotiate the prices for a bountiful harvest delivered by a combination of hard work and big data. While digital technologies are steadily Read more about Is there any digital innovation for farmers[…]

Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories

Specific Challenge: Digital manufacturing platforms play an increasing role in dealing with competitive pressures and incorporating new technologies, applications and services. Advances are needed in digital manufacturing platforms that integrate different technologies, make data from the shop floor and the supply network easily accessible, and allow for complementary applications. The challenge is to fully exploit Read more about Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories[…]

Cummins is prepared to win with new and future technologies

During an event at its historic technical center in Columbus, Ind.,Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, demonstrating that the company is prepared to win with new and future technologies. The company displayed the latest in near-zero natural gas engine technology, super-efficient diesel engines (the X12 and X15), and shared plans to Read more about Cummins is prepared to win with new and future technologies[…]

Paving the way for hydrogen fuel cells

The hype around hydrogen fuel cells has died down, but scientists have continued to pursue new technologies that could enable such devices to gain a firmer foothold. Now one team has developed an electrocatalyst to replace the currently dominant, but expensive, one of choice — platinum — that could help boost the fledgling fuel-cell industry. Read more about Paving the way for hydrogen fuel cells[…]

OCSiAl to set up the world’s largest nanotube production facility in Luxembourg

The Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and OCSiAl, a manufacturer of advanced materials, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the construction of a production facility for single wall carbon nanotubes with an annual capacity up to 250 tonnes and a centre for Read more about OCSiAl to set up the world’s largest nanotube production facility in Luxembourg[…]

Potential risks in creating and sharing 3D printable files

A new guide 3D Printing Rights and Responsibilities: consumer perceptions & realities, has been launched to explain what consumers need to know before printing in 3D, including the potential risks in creating and sharing 3D printable files, and what kinds of safeguards are in place. The website “Everything you need to get started in 3D printing”was Read more about Potential risks in creating and sharing 3D printable files[…]

New technologies for future high-speed Internet

The next generation of mobile telephony called “5G” will make one thing possible: Internet is always accessible. In 2020, dead spots will be a problem of the past, if researchers are able to implement their ambitious goal worldwide. Scientists of IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics coordinate the pan-European project “5G-XHaul” which will evaluate Read more about New technologies for future high-speed Internet[…]