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AR helps patients with chronic phantom limb pain
Dr Max Ortiz Catalan at Chalmers University of Technology has developed a novel method of treating phantom limb pain using machine learning and augmented reality. This approach has been tested on over a dozen of amputees with chronic phantom limb pain who found no relief by other clinically available methods before. The treatment reduced their pain by approximately 50%, reports a clinical study published in The Lancet.
Bendable electronic paper displays whole colour range
Less than a micrometre thin, bendable and giving all the colours that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed the basis for a new electronic "paper". Their results were recently published in the high impact journal Advanced Materials.
Taming ions could improve future health care
A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has discovered a completely new way of using lasers to accelerate ion beams. In time, the new technique could possibly give more people access to advanced cancer treatment. The results were recently published in the high impact journal Physical Review Letters. Advanced ion technology may in some cases be used to treat otherwise inoperable tumors, such as brain tumors.
Tools boost computing energy efficiency
A European research project led by Chalmers University of Technology has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has been able to provide large data streaming aggregations 54 times more energy efficient than with standard implementations.
Graphene provides simple solution for silicon photodetection
As an important step towards graphene integration in silicon photonics, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have published a paper which shows how graphene can provide a simple solution for silicon photodetection in the telecommunication wavelengths. Published in Nano Letters, this research is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge (UK), The Hebrew University (Israel) and John Hopkins University (USA).
"Ultimate" project to produce ultra-efficient aero engines
The EU is investing over EUR 3 million in innovative aero-engine technologies in the three-year "Ultimate" project, short for "Ultra Low emission Technology Innovations for Mid-century Aircraft Turbine Engines". The project targets radical concepts for new aero engines, in line with the EU's long-term emissions reduction target for 2050. The project is being presented at a conference in South Korea.
High-entropy alloys convert waste heat to electricity
An interdisciplinary project at Chalmers has found that a special class of material – high-entropy alloys – can open the door to efficient heat recycling. Boosting energy efficiency is an important element of the transition to a sustainable energy system. There are big savings to be made. For example, less than half the energy content of diesel is actually used to power a diesel truck. The rest is lost, mostly in the form of heat...
Evolution inspires the development of driverless truck
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are finding inspiration in evolution's biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a Dutch motorway on 28 May. That's when the truck will take part in a competition for autonomous vehicles, within the framework of an EU project called the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge.
Beating the diffraction limit with nanoantennas
Plasmonic nanoantennas are among the hot topics in science at the moment because of their ability to interact strongly with light, which for example makes them useful for different kinds of sensing. But matching their resonances with atoms, molecules or so called quantum dots has been difficult so far because of the very different length scales involved.
Functional packaging with less material
Much of the food sold in our grocery stores are packaged to avoid that substances like oxygen get in contact with the food and decompose it. It is of great importance to know which parameters that decide the permeability of the material. Within the competence center SuMo BIOMATERIALS at Chalmers researchers are developing materials with optimised properties.
Project to combine 5G with manufacturing technologies
Aiming to increase the sustainable competitiveness of Swedish industry, Chalmers University, Ericsson and SKF have announced the launch of 5G Enabled Manufacturing (5GEM), a two-year project to combine 5G with manufacturing technologies.
You're an atom; I'll bet you think this is about you
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found that an artificial atom positioned in front of a mirror will survive up to ten times longer than normal.