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The Artificial Finger
The Artificial Finger Now European researchers of the projects NanoBioTact and NanoBioTouch delve deep into the mysteries of touch and have developed the first sensitive artificial finger .
A touchy feely artificial finger
A touchy feely artificial finger An artificial finger could benefit patients with a missing finger in many ways. The most obvious, would be to add sensory feedback to their prosthesis . In addition, remote surgery could also benefit from a well-functioning artificial finger.
A holistic approach to energy saving in buildings
A holistic approach to energy saving in buildings A new Directive, dubbed the energy performance of buildings Directive (EPBD), brings the new concept of net -zero energy buildings (NZEB) meaning buildings with a zero energy balance that have a better level of energy performance than the standard energy efficiency requirements in current building codes.
The big forest biomass bonanza: inserting wood fiber into recyled plastics
The big forest biomass bonanza: inserting wood fiber into recyled plastics The biomass found in forests represents an abundant, renewable, and low cost resource that does not compete with food production. It can play an alternative role to petroleum derived-resources and thus reduce oil dependence.
Fashion goes greener with dye cleanup tech
Fashion goes greener with dye cleanup tech Each season the fashion industry surprises with new fabrics in a myriad of colours. Producing multi-coloured textile, however, has an environmental cost. Indeed, heavy polluting dyes find their way to the textile industry’s waste water .
Transparent Electronics
Transparent Electronics In the MULTIFLEXIOXIDES project scientist have developed new cost-efficient, long lasting, light, flexible and transparent devices which can display information directly on the windscreen.
Bioalchemy: turning sludge into clear water
Bioalchemy: turning sludge into clear water The process was developed by the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Italian National Research Council and tested and scaled-up as part the EU-funded Innowatech project We know that biological processes offer the cheapest way to treat industrial wastewater.
A Window Through Time
A Window Through Time Going from modern energy efficient houses to historic buildings must have been a big leap for you.
Energy-efficient windows for historic buildings
Energy-efficient windows for historic buildings Window refurbishments stand out as a viable approach to dramatically reduce energy loss. As their first case of study, the project’s researchers chose to upgrade the windows of the ‘Waaghaus’ (Public Weighing House), a building located in Bolzano, Italy, that is over seven-century-old.
Forget the Word Nano
Forget the Word Nano These are key insights from two EC funded initiatives, ProNano and Nanocom , which are joining their forces to tackle the issue of barriers to the commercialisation of European nanotechnologies .
Wooden Bones
Wooden Bones Rebuilding bones out of wood, or cartilage out of algae and chitosan is the most spectacular aspect of this particular bioinspiration field.
Prof. Margherita Hack: "I've always been a fighter"
Prof. Margherita Hack: "I've always been a fighter" You have just turned 89. What is the biggest satisfaction you have had until now? I don’t know what to say since I have had so many satisfactions with my job.
Dr. Mario Conte: “Ionic liquids make new and better-performing supercapacitators greener”
Dr. Mario Conte: “Ionic liquids make new and better-performing supercapacitators greener” Dr. Mario Conte from the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, is Coordinator of the EU research project ILHYPOS.
A new detection system reveals terrorist attacks on water supply networks
A new detection system reveals terrorist attacks on water supply networks In the 21st century several countries have suffered great losses after terrorist attacks. Although the risk of bioterrorist attacks or accidental contamination of our water supply network is low, the consequences could be fatal.
Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water
Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water The technology uses several nano-biological sensors to monitor the presence of several bioterrorism agents in drinking water.
A new supercapacitor to improve power and efficiency and increase battery life of electric vehicles
A new supercapacitor to improve power and efficiency and increase battery life of electric vehicles The search for a new clean energy increases worldwide as the sources of natural energy diminish. The transport sector is especially vulnerable, by the decline in oil reserves, at the time when number of cars on our roads steadily increases.
Tune Up Your Electric Car!
Tune Up Your Electric Car! The research team has redesigned the batteries which are now also able to store energy during braking and releasing it quickly during acceleration.
Greener Boats, Cleaner Coasts
Greener Boats, Cleaner Coasts Italian and German researchers of the European Research Project MC-WAP have replaced the diesel engines with a propulsion system based on molten carbonate fuel cells.
Innovative concepts of urban mobility
Innovative concepts of urban mobility Bologna is a fast growing city and has become a very important rail, highway and airport junction.
City Closure Increases Mobility
City Closure Increases Mobility "We decided to close the city centre for traffic”, explains Fabio Cartolano the drastic measures to liberate the city of Bologna from unbearable traffic jams.
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