Advanced Materials

Advanced materials (biobased or synthetic) include new materials and modifications to existing materials that yield a superior performance (graphene is an example). This definition includes nanotechnology.

superconducting magnetic field

Study: Light Could Trigger Room-temperature Superconductivity With Light

RESEARCH NEWS — Much like people can learn more about themselves by stepping outside of their comfort zones, researchers can learn more about a system by giving it a jolt that makes it a little unstable – scientists call this “out of equilibrium” – and watching what happens as it settles back down into a …

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Lilium Planes Offers a New Wave of Flying using Electric Planes

Current flight emissions are pretty grizzly to look at. According to one expert: “The total carbon impact of a single flight is so high that avoiding just one trip can be equivalent to going (gasoline) car-free for a year.” Currently, the aviation sector is responsible for 3% of the global carbon emissions but could be …

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Fingers Made of Laser Light Allow Controlled Grabbing and Rotation of Biological Micro-objects

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH NEWS — It’s possible to test the quality and freshness of fruits and vegetables with our fingers, and even industrial robots have been performing successfully at tactile applications. But how is it possible to grab and rotate objects with the width of a human hair? Prof. Dr. Alexander Rohrbach from the University of …

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Award-Winning Company’s Software Platform, Combines AI With Smart Data Management To Help The Development & Deployment of NextGen Materials & Chemicals

Chemical Development Wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool out there that could speed up the product development for the next generation of materials and chemicals? Just imagine newer metals, plastics and glass at our fingertips. Well, you don’t have to look any further, as a Redwood, California-based materials informatics startup, Citrine Informatics, …

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Algae is an Advanced Material for Some industries, but not a Viable Biofuel…Yet

Algae has been a focus within renewable energy, specifically for biofuels, for decades. In the 1970s, the U.S. funded the Aquatic Species Program, which targeted research on algae. Algae then became a trending topic for renewable energy in the early 2000s. The U.S. went on to pour even more money into algae research from 2005 …

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Billion-Dollar Babies #9: 4 Unicorn Startups in The 3D Printing Industry

Humble Origins From humble beginnings as simply fun gadgets for enthusiasts, 3D printing has revolutionized the way business is conducted around the world. Now, companies are using this technology to build tools, models and prototypes, and also end-user products targeted to their global customer bases. And this trend is only set to get bigger with …

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CFS Magnet

Commonwealth Fusion Systems Creates Viable Path to Commercial Fusion Power with World’s Strongest Magnet

PRESS RELEASE — Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) and MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) today announced the successful test of the world’s strongest high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, the key technology for a device that will unlock the path to clean commercial fusion energy for the world. The milestone test, conducted at MIT’s Plasma Science and …

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Hyrdogel wounds

Oxygen-delivering Hydrogel Accelerates Diabetic Wound Healing

UNIVERSITY NEWS — About a quarter of people with diabetes develop painful foot ulcers, which are slow to heal due to low oxygen in the wound from impaired blood vessels and increased inflammation. These wounds can become chronic, leading to poor quality of life and potential amputation. Jianjun Guan, a professor of mechanical engineering & …

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Deeptech Mesh

Five Examples of How DeepTech Will Absolutely Mesh Together

Eventually, all things merge into one… Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It Technology has always belonged to the purist, to the obsessively single-minded, to people dedicated to their industry and their industry alone. Old Tech thrives in silos. DeepTech will be different. The types of technologies that will eventually become the DeepTech — or Hard …

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