Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Physicists have breakthrough on brittle smart phone screens

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New 'potato stamp' technique combining silver and graphene may create cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly screens.
via Science Daily

Fireworks in space

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Some of the most exciting things that we've seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like fireworks taking off, as soon as the human body gets into space.
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Highly stable perovskite solar cells developed

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Researchers have developed highly stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs), using edged-selectively fluorine (F) functionalized graphene nano-platelets (EFGnPs). The breakthrough is especially significant since the cells are made out of fluorine, a low-cost alternative to gold.
via Science Daily

Galactic secrets revealed

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Countless galaxies vie for attention in this monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. One of these is the lenticular galaxy NGC 1316. The turbulent past of this much-studied galaxy has left it with a delicate structure of loops, arcs and rings that astronomers have now imaged in greater detail than ever before with the VLT Survey Telescope.
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Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

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The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.
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First graphene ISO standard published

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The world's first ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) graphene standard has been published. The standard will provide consistency across the emerging world-wide graphene industry and accelerate the 2D material's commercial exploitation.

The new international standard, led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), defines the terminology used to describe the many different forms of graphene and related 2D materials, supporting companies in the testing and validation of the 'wonder material'. The standard can be accessed online free of charge. Graphenea is proud that our CVD graphene obeys the definition put forward by the new standard for “graphene”, “monolayer graphene”, and “single-layer graphene”.

Graphenea is working closely with NPL on this project as well as other graphene standardization projects.


via Graphenea

Webcast: How does collaboration shape innovation?

IdeaSquare is an innovation hub at CERN (Image: Jean-Claude Gadmer/CERN)

Today,‪ IdeaSquare at CERN is hosting The Other Side of Innovation – a workshop to discover how collaboration across disciplines and rapid prototyping is shaping innovation.

Join us via webcast from 13:00 CEST.

Professor of technology and innovation at ETH Z├╝rich, Stefano Brusoni, will give a talk on the divergent process of innovation, while Bruno Herbelin, deputy director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics at EPFL, will showcase how virtual reality can be used by researchers.

IdeaSquare is an innovation hub at CERN, which aims to bring together people from many fields, to generate new ideas and work on conceptual prototypes related to detector research in an open, collaborative environment.

It brings together CERN personnel, visiting students, and external project collaborators from the domains of research, technology development and education. It also contributes to CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Group, helping them to shape and innovate new product ideas into socially and globally relevant activities.

 

For more information, visit the event page.


via CERN: Updates for the general public
http://home.cern/about/updates/2017/10/webcast-how-does-collaboration-shape-innovation