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Durable glass developed for public-facing touchscreens

Durable glass developed for public-facing touchscreens
Large-format touch sensor company Visualplanet has formed a strategic partnership with Romag to create touchglass, a glass laminated variant of touchfoil. Building on touchfoil’s success, touchglass bolsters Visualplanet’s offering to worldwide integrators requiring durable and customised glass touch sensors for public-facing touchscreen solutions. Using glass shaping, curving and ceramic printing machinery, Romag will supply glass that incorporates customised borders and motifs.
28th June 2017

Bacteria-coated nanofibre electrodes can digest pollutants

Bacteria-coated nanofibre electrodes can digest pollutants
Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. The researchers created electro-spun carbon nanofibre electrodes and coated them with a conductive polymer, called PEDOT, to compete with carbon cloth electrodes available on the market.
28th June 2017

'White graphene' produces tiny mechanical sensors

'White graphene' produces tiny mechanical sensors
Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge, have found a way to create and clean tiny mechanical sensors in a scalable manner. They created these sensors by suspending a 2D sheet of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), or 'white graphene' over small holes in a silicon substrate. This innovation could lead to extremely small gas and pressure sensors for future electronics.
28th June 2017


Polymer with silver nanowires dissolves in water below 32ºC

Polymer with silver nanowires dissolves in water below 32ºC
Building transient electronics is usually about doing something to make them stop working: blast them with light, soak them with acid, dunk them in water. Professor Leon Bellan's idea is to dissolve them with neglect: Stop applying heat, and they come apart. Using silver nanowires embedded in a polymer that dissolves in water below 32ºC—between body and room temperature—Bellan and mechanical engineering graduate student Xin Zhang made a simple circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light.
27th June 2017

Additive proven to reduce hydrogen wear of metals

Additive proven to reduce hydrogen wear of metals
Originally designed for fuel saving, Nanol’s additive now enters completely new areas of use. The renowned Fraunhofer independent research institute in Germany has demonstrated that Nanol’s lubricant additive has some completely new performance features. The patented lubrication additive, based on nano technology, was originally developed for fuel saving and wear protection in marine engines and industrial applications. 
23rd June 2017

Origami algorithm generates any 3D structure

Origami algorithm generates any 3D structure
In a 1999 paper, Erik Demaine — now an MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science, but then an 18-year-old PhD student at the University of Waterloo, in Canada — described an algorithm that could determine how to fold a piece of paper into any conceivable 3D shape. It was a milestone paper in the field of computational origami, but the algorithm didn’t yield very practical folding patterns.
23rd June 2017

Designing lab equipment with research flexibility in mind

Designing lab equipment with research flexibility in mind
  As research has become more complex, sophisticated cleanrooms have become a virtual necessity for a wide range of cutting edge physical science, material science, and biomedical disciplines. Due to the financial investment required for such facilities, both university and private R&D laboratories are designed and built to accommodate the needs of a wide range of researchers.
22nd June 2017

Easily print your cable tags in any location

Easily print your cable tags in any location
The new high-performance B-7643 halogen free and non-adhesive cable tag from Brady Corporation is a cost-efficient, practical solution to identify thick cables and cable bundles in aggressive environments. Printable on-site with high volume benchtop printers and in the field with mobile printers, the B-7643 cable tag offers exceptional flexibility to companies active in power, telecom, ICT, aerospace, mass transit and defence industries.
19th June 2017

Contemporary origami with DNA and diamond

Contemporary origami with DNA and diamond
Diamond is a natural choice when it comes to making nanoscale devices but patterning is expensive and time-consuming. An EU-funded project has investigated DNA templates for patterning any shape. Nanocrystalline diamond thin films are seeded and then grown to produce material for nanoscale devices used in a whole array of fields, from medicine to quantum information processing. However, the precise nanoscale patterning required for these new technologies is a lengthy and costly process.
16th June 2017

Biodegradable plastics could be made with sugar and CO2

Biodegradable plastics could be made with sugar and CO2
  Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath.
14th June 2017


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