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A cross-disciplinary research project, mimicking plants to create self-healing composite materials.

self-healing materials

Scientists at EPFL’s Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) and the University of Freiburg’s Botanical Garden have studied how the flax plant heals itself after...

Short light pulses help to reveal secret drawings under the paint of a 16th century art relic. The advanced technology can be used to document key cultural artefacts.

Art conservation

A scanner head runs slowly up and down the exquisite Italian painting ‘Dearth af Adonis’ as we step into the light-sensitive basement under DTU...

Dutch Design Week 2017, Eindhoven. It's 10:45 am and the crowd is steadily growing, waiting for the exhibition's doors to open, eager to get a glimpse of tomorrow's best of design, research and technology. Here are a few discoveries and talented designers, spotted along the way.

Babs Haenen Dutch Design Week 2017

Christine Lew's sensuous spacesuits From fashion to material innovation, London-based Christine Lew asks one question: "Why can't living in space be purposeful and fulfilling but...

FestoAG &CO.KG

The German family-run company Festo usually makes a splash at technology trade shows with its menagerie of biomimetic robots. They range from tapered swimming...

Governments, scientists and entrepreneurs hope to use asteroids as a new source of raw materials.

osiris-rex_NASA

In 2017, humanity needed only seven months to use up all the resources it produces in one year. No wonder people are beginning to...

i stock

MIRA Rehab UK, 2012 Rehab with games This mobile platform encourages patients to complete their rehabilitation exercises by presenting them in the form of games@MiraRehab    eKuore Spain, 2012 Digital stethoscope eKuore...

Inspired by nature, chemists from the Technical University of Munich have developed substances that deteriorate on their own at a predetermined time.

self-disposing materials TUM

Most man-made materials are highly stable. In contrast, living materials like skin, bones or cells require a constant input of energy and molecular basic...

Say goodbye to copper wires. Silicon photonics promises greater energy efficiency, lightning-speed processing and innovative health devices.

From the world’s fastest supercomputers to your laptop or phone, almost all modern devices still rely on electric wiring to transmit data – a...