Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. Innovations ranging from solar panels to electric bikes also have lower investment risks, greater potential for improvement in both cost and performance, and more scope for reducing energy demand -- key attributes that will help accelerate progress on decarbonization.
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, Purdue University scientists are working to move solutions to diagnose and treat the virus to the marketplace as soon as possible. The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is working with innovators from across the university to patent and license technologies that focus on the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of treating COVID-19.
New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are or how fast you're moving.
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. The technique may allow them to use common building materials, such as bricks, as a three-dimensional 'camera,' relying on residual gamma radiation signatures to take a snapshot of radioactive materials even after they've been removed from a location.
Song Zhang, a professor of mechanical engineering in Purdue University's College of Engineering, led a team to create technologies to help compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings.
A study conducted by the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), in collaboration with the National Metrological Research Institute (INRiM) and recently published on Science Advances, proposes a new technology for space cooling. No electricity is needed, but rather salty water possibly produced exploiting solar radiation
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are reinventing the mirror, at least for microwaves, potentially replacing the familiar 3-D dishes and microwave horns we see on rooftops and cell towers with flat panels that are compact, versatile, and better adapted for modern communication technologies.
A research group coordinated by physicists of the University of Trento was able to probe internal stress in colloidal glasses, a crucial step to control the mechanical properties of glasses. Their work opens the way to new types of glass for new applications. The study was published in the US journal Science Advances.
Purdue University researchers created a new approach to VR that will allow multiple players to interact with the same VR app on smartphones and provide new opportunities for education, health care and entertainment.
searchers from the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Southampton have demonstrated a new leap in hollow-core fibre performance, underlining the technology's potential to soon eclipse current optical fibres.