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Energy-saving magnets for particle accelerators

UK engineers at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire have developed a new type of energy-saving magnet for the next generation of particle accelerators.

CERN physicists are already considering and planning for its next large scale research facility: the Compact Linear Collider – a 50km long accelerator which CERN hopes will reach record-breaking energies.However, one of the key challenges faced when designing and ...

Biofuel cells use sweat to power wearables

Stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and can power electronics – such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios – have been developed by a team of engineers at the University of California San Diego.

Electronic skin microsystem demonstrates better flexibility

An electronic skin microsystem developed by a team from South Korea's Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) and Northwestern University can track heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmit it to a smartphone.

Material for faster charging supercapacitor

A polymer electrode developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge achieves energy storage close to the theoretical limit, but also demonstrates flexibility and resilience to charge/discharge cycling.

Semi sales through European distributors continue to boom

Demand for semiconductors from European companies showed no signs of slowing during the second quarter of 2017, according to distribution association DMASS. In its latest report, the organisation noted record semiconductor sales of €2.19billion, 17.3% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2016.

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