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Bioinspired nanomaterial could boost electrode efficiency

By Damir Beciri
23 December 2012

electrochemica-templatingInspired by structures found in the nature‚Äôs own fuel cells and solar cells (mitochondria and chloroplasts), researchers at the University of Reading have patented a new method to create electrode coatings with a thousand-fold increase in surface area compared to a flat electrode. The increased contact surface could lead to more efficient and greener vehicles,… »

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IBM silicon nanophotonics tech ready for commercialization

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments16 December 2012

ibm-silicon-nanophotonics-1The amount of data being created and transmitted over enterprise networks continues to grow due to an explosion of new applications and services. IBM recently revealed a major breakthrough in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing. Called silicon nanophotonics, the technology allows the integration of different… »


Bioinspired anti-bacterial coating for stainless steel surfaces

By Damir Beciri
18 June 2012

stainless-steelNumerous chemical methods today already enable addition of durable antibacterial properties on surfaces, however, only a few prove to be useful on an industrial scale. Researchers from the University of Liege (ULg), Belgium, recently presented their latest results in a project related to the development of a sustainable way to apply wide spectrum antibacterial properties… »


QEE-TECH – mass produced composite materials components

By Damir Beciri
14 June 2012

epfl-eelcee-qee-tech-1One of goals in transport is to create vehicles with less weight in order to lower their energy consumption. An EPFL spin-off company named EELCEE has developed a process that allows fast fabrication of lightweight composite components in large quantities. Polymer composites offer a good lightweight alternative to metals while offering the strength of steel…. »