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Andre Geim: graphene is only the beginning
Andre Geim: graphene is only the beginning
Andre Konstantin Geim is the only person who ever received both a Nobel and an Ig Nobel . He was born in 1958 in Russia, and is a Dutch-British physicist with German, Polish, Jewish and Ukrainian roots.
Ensuring cultural heritage protection
Ensuring cultural heritage protection
A technology relying on holography, that involves measuring mechanical deformations, as signature of artworks has previously been developed to address the protection of cultural heritage.
Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing app
Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing app
Paul Lukowicz is head of the embedded intelligence research group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Kaiserslautern.
Ornate organs
Ornate organs
The German village of Cappel is home to one of the greatest historical music instruments. The ornate baroque organ here is the work of Arp Schnitger, the grand master of German organ construction who built it in around 1680 for Hamburg.
Multi-sensors fire shield
Multi-sensors fire shield
The village of Olympos , located near the ancient city of Rhodiapolis, in the Antalya region of Turkey, escaped a wild fire, on 2 September 2012.
A patient-specific predictive platform to treat back pathologies
A patient-specific predictive platform to treat back pathologies
Despite being such a common problem, the decision-making process regarding the treatment of lumbar or low back pain is slow and it is hard for clinicians to decide if a patient actually requires a surgical treatments and to predict if these will be successful.
The Magic Touch
The Magic Touch
The “ nano wrap ” that is being developed to be fitted around an amputee’s upper arm nerve bundle is the ambitious other part of the Smarthand’s robotic hand project.
The Answer to Dry Mouth
The Answer to Dry Mouth
A microchip placed in the mouth can improve the life of people that suffer from Xerostomia, a condition that affects saliva production in the mouth.
e-Anatomy
e-Anatomy
Now in a test phase at the Université Libre in Brussels, new ‘VAKHUM’ software can create 3-D models of the human body. The system will soon be applied for treatment in orthopaedic wards.
Protecting Patient Data
Protecting Patient Data
For every physician and patient, reduction of medical error is a priority issue. 10% of diagnoses and prescriptions are estimated to be flawed.
New digital tools to change our behaviours and save energy
New digital tools to change our behaviours and save energy
Forming attitudes is hard. It may be exciting to start a new habit, but it’s challenging to make it stick. This may often happen when we try to go green, consume less energy and constantly follow virtuous behaviours in the buildings where we live and work.
An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency
An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency
Energy demand is growing across many countries in the world as populations increase and people get richer. In fact, global energy consumption has risen nearly every year for more than half a century.
Last trends in energy-saving applications
Last trends in energy-saving applications
From home automation to bill management, our relationship with the electric systems in buildings is nowadays mainly based on the use of applications .
Energy's got game
Energy's got game
Playing games could be a solution to saving energy. Using energy more efficiently is, of course, a crucial part of fighting climate change, since oil and fossil fuels continue to be the most important energy source in the world, including Europe .
Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology
Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology
Long-touted advances of smart cities may finally become reality with the increases to wireless network speeds and bandwidths promised by the switch to 5G .
Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the masses
Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the masses
Today’s computer processors are pretty fast. Under optimal conditions, a desktop can come close to teraflop speeds, which is a million million operations per second .
High-risk research returns
High-risk research returns
“When I grab something hard, then I can feel it in the fingertips, which is strange, as I don’t have them anymore. It’s amazing,” said Robin af Ekenstam , who lost his hand when an aggressive tumour was discovered on his right wrist.
Repairing the brain
Repairing the brain
Neurological disorders and traumas disrupt the connections between brain and body, causing paralysis for millions of people worldwide.
The mystery of quantum computers
The mystery of quantum computers
Our computers, even the fastest ones, seem today unable to withstand the needs of the enormous quantity of data we have to deal with in our technological society.
Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches?
Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches?
Smart buildings offer better energy efficiency and the kind of futuristic mod cons that appeal to many consumers, but some experts warn our appetite for new technology is putting us at risk from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks .
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