Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles--providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most famous groups of islands in the world. Many of the animal and plant species are unique because of the islands' isolated location in the Pacific, 1,000 kilometers off of the coast of Ecuador. Thanks to a recently-signed special cooperation agreement, geoscientists based at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany will have the opportunity in coming years to research the geological development of the Galapagos Islands.
ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced the release of the Beacon API v1 -- a data discovery protocol that allows users to determine the presence or absence of a particular allele in a dataset, without disclosing any further data differentiating the individuals it contains.
Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Arlington have established The Texas Genomics Core Alliance to increase access to and decrease costs of cutting-edge, high-throughput genomics sequencing technologies.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed an intelligent fabric defect detection system, called 'WiseEye', which leverages advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning in the process of quality control (QC) in textile industry. The system effectively minimizes the chance of producing substandard fabric by 90 percent, thus substantially reducing loss and wastage in the production. It helps to save manpower as well as enhance the automation management in the textile manufacturing.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) today announced that it will be working with industry partners to integrate cellular communication into vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, as part of NTU's upcoming research in the smart mobility sector.
Today, not only Polytech scientists are engaged in making sweets by hand. However, many sellers of handmade chocolate products cheat using ready-made chocolate. It is usually not very high quality, contains not cocoa butter, but a large amount of vegetable fat and thickeners. Very rarely, in such sweets there is praline nut, usually manufacturers prefer cheaper fruit and berry fillings: marmalade and jams. These products can not be attributed to the premium class.
Scientists estimate that half a billion people in the world lack sufficient water to meet their daily needs, and that number is only expected to rise with the ever-growing population and a changing climate. Therefore, researchers are working on technologies to soak up water from an abundant resource -- the air. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, describes several promising approaches.
On the way towards a CO2-neutral energy system, storage of large amounts of energy still is an unsolved problem. In the future, KIT, the DLR, and Stuttgart University plan to jointly develop appropriate energy storage systems. For this purpose, the research institutions have now agreed on the establishment of a research infrastructure, the National Demonstrator for Isentropic Energy Storage (NADINE). The test facility for the development of power-plant-scale energy storage systems will be built in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.
A new statistical tool to help target resources following deadly natural disasters has been created by the University of Bristol, allowing governments to prioritize getting aid to the most vulnerable people.