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Robotiz3d to take the pain out of potholes
The University of Liverpool has formed a new spin out company - Robotiz3d – to take forward new technology to transform road maintenance. Robotiz3d is a joint venture spin out company established in partnership with A2e and will receive investment from the University’s Enterprise Investment Fund, alongside private equity investment from a2e.
3D printing tech to produce protective visors for NHS
Engineers at the University of Liverpool are using their expertise in 3D printing and laser cutting technologies to produce protective visors for use by local hospitals.
YouTube videos help researchers analyse dog bites
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have turned to the popular video-sharing site YouTube to study the complex issue of dog bites. Preventing dog bites is an increasingly important public health and political issue with implications for both human and animal health and welfare. However, it remains difficult for researchers to understand the circumstances leading up to dog bites, with most studies relying on evidence collected after bi...
The Force is strong with EU-funded research
With the release of the next film in the epic ‘Star Wars’ series, one academic has shone a light on the research being undertaken by three EU-funded projects, taking inspiration from that Galaxy far, far away, beloved by millions.
Turning a pinch of salt into an electrical switch
A team of scientists from the University of Liverpool, University College London and the University of Zaragoza in Spain has discovered a way to induce and control a fundamental electrical switching behaviour on the nano-scale.
Proton diffusion could boost fuel cell technologies
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough which could lead to the design of better fuel cell materials. In a paper published in Nature Communications, they demonstrate how they synthesised nanometre-sized cage molecules that can be used to transport charge in proton exchange membrane (PEM) applications. Proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are considered to be a promising technology for clean and efficie...
Illuminating the inner 'machines' of bacteria
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have tracked how microscopic organisms called cyanobacteria make use of internal protein 'machines' to boost their ability to convert carbon dioxide into sugar during photosynthesis. With global food and energy security one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century, the new findings could help inform the design and engineering of new nanotechnologies to improve crop yields and biomass production.
Designing electric & magnetic order for low-energy computing
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new material that combines both electrical and magnetic order at room temperature, using a design approach which may enable the development of low-energy computer memory technologies.
Drone saves endangered chimpanzees
With the numbers of chimpanzees significantly decreasing in the last 20 to 30 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classed them as endangered. To save them, ICUN is monitoring areas in which they live by using drones. In a recent study in Gabon, Africa, conducted by IUCN and Liverpool John Moores University, drones fitted with a standard camera were able to detect chimpanzee nests, saving conservation researchers h...
Carbon dating technology that could revolutionise field archaeology
Scientists from the University of Liverpool are developing a new carbon dating technology that could revolutionise field archaeology. In partnership with Norton Priory Museum & Gardens and supported by funding from the Arts Council England, it will develop a new technique which will make it quicker and easier to date archaeological finds.