Crystalline Insulator Layers in 2D Materials Enable Efficient Microelectronics
Researchers at Tu Wien (Technische Universität Wien) have introduced crystalline insulator layers to single-layer (‘2D’) materials. This offers a turning point for component miniaturisation: it provides the ability to manufacture efficient microelectronics that maintain their ideal electronic properties.
Swansea Team Prints Perovskite Solar Cells with Bold Efficiency Claims
Researchers claim to have achieved the highest ever efficiency recorded for full roll-to-roll printed perovskite solar cells, an achievement that could represent a major step towards cheaper and more efficient ways to generate solar energy.
Addressing the Major Ethical Issues of Autonomous Vehicles
There’s a serious flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Although they cannot account for everything, there are a few standout ethical issues that really ought to be looked at.
Machine Learning Diagnostics Tool Shows Promise for the Future of Europe’s Energy Management
Researchers from Rovira i Virgili University (translated from the Catalan title, 'Universitat Rovira i Virgili') have introduced an artificial intelligence system that presents users with an accurate reading of the effectiveness and feasibility of both water and room heating installations in the EU.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlighted the Importance of Robotics in the UK
At UK Robotics Week 2020, the chair of the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (UK-RAS) Network commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated how robotics can play a key role in managing future unexpected pandemics and events.