Engineering & Technology

Continuous flow strategies for accelerated materials discovery

Polymerisation reactions play a crucial role in the design and optimisation of new materials for many existing and emerging technologies. The large commercial demand for tailored polymers requires developing innovative synthetic approaches that afford precision, control, and automation, while addressing environmental and workplace safety concerns. Dr Tim Erdmann and colleagues at IBM Research, Almaden Lab (USA), are exploring new synthetic routes […]

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Research evaluation: Citation versus expert opinions

Research evaluation judgements appear to be moving away from expert opinions, with more emphasis instead resting on citation counts. Professor Lawrence Smolinsky and his colleagues from Louisiana State University, USA, examine whether peer reviews and citation metrics measure similar notions of an article’s importance, impact, and value. They explore the relationship between the various phenomena related to the perceived importance […]

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A new generation of wearable devices for telemedicine

Wearable gadgets such as smart watches, or wristbands, represent a user-friendly and cost-effective platform for the tracking of physiological parameters, such as heart rate and blood pulse oxygenation levels. However their rigid and opaque nature hinder the development of skin-conformable sensors that provide continuous and accurate data for telemedicine. Dr Emre Ozan Polat and his team from Kadir Has University […]

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The Multi-Objective Portfolio Optimization Tool: Helping the pharmaceutical industry manage its portfolio

The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for developing and providing life-saving drugs, yet this industry, like most others, needs to make a profit to survive. The industry’s dynamic portfolio has many inherent uncertainties, and through complex decision-making they attempt to avoid losses and maintain efficiency. Dr Mahboubeh Farid and Mikael Palmblad, from Captario AB, are leading research to help companies make […]

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Rethinking the reverse side of Artificial Intelligence

The changes brought by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are shaping our social, economic, and political reality, transforming the human world as we know it. These changes are alleged to be radically different from those experienced in the past. Žilvinas Svigaris, a researcher at the Department of the History of Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy, Vilnius University, Lithuania, challenges this notion as he […]

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Creating value in the age of digital transformation

The digital revolution has led to more businesses undertaking their own digital entrepreneurship by utilising digital operations, offering new digital products, and generating more profound digital insights. Professors Jahangir Karimi and Zhiping Walter at the University of Colorado Denver, USA, have studied the role of entrepreneurial agility in digital entrepreneurship in the newspaper industry, with a focus on creating business […]

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Understanding neural networks with neural-symbolic integration

Dr Joe Townsend, Dr Theodoros Kasioumis, and Dr Hiroya Inakoshi, from the Artificial Intelligence Research Division at Fujitsu Research of Europe Ltd, used Neural-Symbolic Integration to better understand the reasoning of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They developed two solutions. The first solution – ERIC: Extracting Relations Inferred from Convolutions – opens the so-called ‘black box’ of AI and attempts to translate […]

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Research Campus ARENA2036: The innovation platform for mobility and production of the future

The Research Campus ARENA2036 is a novel co-creative innovation environment. The proximity of researchers and developers from more than 50 partners within the 10,000m2 research factory enables higher speeds on the way from idea, to project, to transfer. Dr Clemens Ackermann, research coordinator at ARENA2036, explains that the goal of the Research Campus ARENA2036 is – based on excellent, interdisciplinary […]

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A sustainability assessment system for bridge engineering

Dr Tai-Yi Liu, Chief and Professional Engineer with the New Asia Construction and Development Corporation, together with colleagues from the National Taiwan University, has developed a tool for assessing sustainability for green civil infrastructures. This innovative Sustainability Assessment System for Green Civil Infrastructure provides a functional and reliable tool to help engineers develop more ecologically and environmentally friendly civil infrastructures. […]

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Metrology for the Factory of the Future

Metrology for the Factory of the Future (Met4FoF) is a joint research project that brings together researchers from leading national metrology institutes and universities in Europe. This project establishes a metrological framework and combines metrology and modern digital technologies to encompass the lifecycle of measured data in industrial applications. The researchers demonstrate the practical applicability of the framework with its […]

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