Google DeepMind AI Breakthrough Could Help Battery and Chip Development
Researchers at Google DeepMind have used artificial intelligence to predict the structures of more than 2 million new materials, in a breakthrough that could have wide-reaching benefits in sectors such as renewable energy and computing. DeepMind published 381,000 of the 2.2 million crystal structures that it predicts to be most stable. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The breakthrough increases the number of known stable materials by a factor of ten. Although the materials will still need to be synthesized and tested, steps which can take months or even years, the latest development is expected to...
Source: TIME: Science - November 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Will Henshall Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
Forge Nano to Launch U.S Battery Manufacturing Business; North Carolina Gigafactory Planned for 2026
DENVER, Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forge Nano, Inc., a leading materials science company that enables peak performance products through atomic-level surface engineering, today announced plans to launch a lithium-ion battery manufacturing business called Forge Battery. The newly formed…#denver #forgenano #forgebattery #raleigh #northcarolina #morrisville #atomicarmor #paullichty #batterybelt #jdig (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scientists create world ’s most water-resistant surface
Finnish researchers make ‘liquid-like’ outer layer from silicon that could revolutionise household tasksScientists have created the most water-resistant surface in the world, a development which could banish household tasks and revolutionise industry.A research team in Finland, led by Robin Ras, from Aalto University, and aided by researchers from the University of Jyv äskylä, has developed a mechanism to make water droplets slip off surfaces with unprecedented efficacy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Sammy Gecsoyler Tags: Materials science Physics World news Finland Chemistry Europe Source Type: news
Women leaders at six top research universities urge more diversity in semiconductor workforce
A push to rejuvenate the U.S. semiconductor industry won’t succeed without including more women and minorities in the workforce. That’s the rationale for a new academic consortium aimed at increasing diversity in microelectronics being launched by the women presidents and engineering deans at six prominent universities. “This is personal for us,” say the founders of the Education group for Diversification and Growth in Engineering ( EDGE) Consortium , which is holding a summit next week in Washington, D.C., to lay out a national strategy. “We have often been the ‘first’ women to occupy leaders...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 20, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
From Sci-Fi to Reality: Robotic Surgery's'Exciting' Time From Sci-Fi to Reality: Robotic Surgery's'Exciting' Time
Driving the technology forward are advances in materials science and AI, plus patient benefits like shorter recovery times and less pain.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news
Robots Are Taking Over Your Surgery (and You Should Be Excited)
Driving the technology forward are advances in materials science and AI, plus patient benefits like shorter recovery times and less pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Birmingham launches new Dental and Biomaterials Testing Service
September 18, 2023: University of Birmingham Enterprise announces the launch of the Birmingham Dental and Biomaterials Testing Service (BiMaTs), to provide consultancy and a comprehensive materials testing service for dental and biomaterial manufacturers. BiMaTs is co-founded by internationally recognised academic researchers Professor Josette Camilleri and Professor Will Palin. The consultancy element will be key to BiMaTs, which will offer a range of services to assess the mechanical and physical properties of materials and the biological properties of material-tissue interfaces, including developing protocols that ar...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
News at a glance: Moon landing, museum thefts, and gardening for conservation
SPACE SCIENCE Indian Moon lander begins search for ice India last week put a spacecraft on the Moon, making it the fourth nation to perform the feat, after the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. The $75 million, robotic Chandrayaan-3 mission is the first to explore a region near the lunar south pole, which is thought to hold frozen water that could be used to support human explorers. The area also contains large impact craters, which could hold clues to the history of the Solar System. Hours after landing, the craft released a solar-powered, suitcase-size rover that will study soil compositi...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
New AI algorithm learns chemical language, accelerates polymer research
Polymers are well-known macromolecules in materials science and engineering communities, but most of us may not be aware of how often we ' re touching, using and interfacing with these materials. Polymers can be engineered to have desired properties … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news
Why Experts Are Skeptical About That Supposed Superconductor Breakthrough
On Saturday July 22, researchers in South Korea published a paper announcing the synthesis of what could be the world’s first ambient-temperature superconductor. If their findings are genuine, then the implications are huge. But most experts are skeptical. Researchers around the world are trying to replicate and verify the Korean researchers’ findings. The most credible attempts have found that LK-99—the name the Korean researchers gave the material—is not actually superconductive at room temperatures. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] For now, the reliability of the findings...
Source: TIME: Science - August 3, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Will Henshall Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
News at a glance: Ben Franklin ’s anticounterfeiting, science’s English language barrier, and disclosing stigmatized identities to students
INFECTIOUS DISEASES Drugmaker expands access to TB drug A man with tuberculosis undergoes an electrocardiogram at an Indian clinic that treats drug-resistant TB. UNIT PARANJPE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) last week agreed to help make a therapy critical to fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) more widely available and affordable. J&J said it would allow competitors to market generic versions of the lifesaving drug, bedaquiline, in 44 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where the company...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 20, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
News at a glance: AI weather forecasting, CRISPR relatives, and green hydrogen
METEOROLOGY Artificial intelligence forecasts the weather in a flash A model using artificial intelligence (AI) forecasts global weather as accurately, and more than 10,000 times faster , than the best system in use, researchers report this week in Nature . The conventional tool, run by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, is computationally intensive, requiring hours of supercomputer calculations to produce a 10-day forecast. The new AI-based model—named Pangu-Weather and developed by Huawei, the Chinese tech giant—improves on previous AI-powered models b...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 6, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
NSF invests $162 million in research centers to accelerate materials science from lab to factory
A $162 million investment from the U.S. National Science Foundation will drive the creation of advanced materials capable of remarkable things — from being tough enough to withstand the heat of a fusion reactor to processing information at the… (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news
U.S. military contract could help Black university become research powerhouse
The U.S. Air Force wants scientists at Howard University to figure out how its fighter pilots can team up with robotic co-pilots to defeat enemy combatants. But aerial superiority isn’t the only goal of Howard’s new Research Institute for Tactical Autonomy (RITA). University officials are also hoping the Air Force’s initial 5-year, $90 million investment in RITA—under a special arrangement that makes additional funding all but certain—will help Howard became the first historically Black institution to ascend to the top ranks of the nation’s research universities. “This should be a real game change...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 23, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Materials scientists say they can counteract data centre energy consumption
Amber alert? SFI’s research centre Amber urged stakeholders to consider investing further in materials science following recent stats about data centres. Materials science could hold the answers to questions that have been arising about data centres in recent times, say scientists in the field.…#sfi #amber #cso #ireland #irish #tiktok #dublin #meta #netherlands #lorrainebyrne (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news