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Technologies & Applications

Technologies & Applications
Wallbox—the personal charging station

The private charging infrastructure is turning into a key element in the development of electric mobility. And, as is already the case for electric vehicles, government funding is leading to rapid distribution.

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Globally unrivaled masks

Masks are key components for further miniaturization in micro and nanoelectronics. A ground-breaking technology to produce them sent more than 262,000 individually controllable electron beams through a “pinhole”.

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Smart finger ring with integrated RFID chip
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Smart finger ring will take the place of keys, money and much more

House keys, wallets or health insurance cards may be worn on your finger in the future. A new 3D printing process involving integrated electronics can conceal the sensitive information in a ring.

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Energy harvesting, energy from the microgrid
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Wearables: Generating Energy from Sweat and Friction

Power supply continues to be the Achilles’ heel of many wearables, but help could be at hand in the form of a promising approach whereby “on-body energy” is harvested using a concept similar to that used in smart cities.

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The bionic eye
Technologies & Appications
Visual prosthesis: The bionic eye

Vision loss ranks first among the threatening diseases. No wonder, since it provides up to eighty percent of the information about the outside world. Now two new implants should at least shed some light into the darkness.

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The world’s smallest particle sensor

In Europe alone, more than 400,000 people die each year due to exposure to fine particulate matter. A tiny, energy-efficient measurement sensor for mobile end devices is designed to help address this problem.

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Compatible shrinkage with on-chip memory

Embedded storage on integrated circuits requires a lot of space. Now a more economical design is promising cheaper and more energy-efficient devices in future.

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Electroshock to Covid-19?

In the fight against Covid-19 our clothes could help in the future. A Japanese company has developed a high-tech textile that destroys bacteria and viruses piezoelectrically.

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Transparent electrodes from the tree

In the future, blades will provide better and cheaper solar cells, LEDs or displays. Researchers are transforming the leaf veins into electrodes with excellent optical and electronic properties.

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The most important technology trends 2020

Gartner was first in the annual round of forecasts with its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020. Of course, looking just one year into the future won’t produce any truly big surprises.

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Thermoelements: World record material supplies sensors with “green” power

Energy efficiency is one of the most crucial tasks that we face in the 21st century. This effort also includes the use of immense amounts of waste heat—on a large and small scale. “Contradictory” materials play an important role in the process.

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Electronic skin: “Body sensation” for robots

In industry, robots are already working safely alongside humans without any protective fences. However, more “feeling” is desired for robots that work in homes or in health care. New honeycomb-shaped skin cells could be the answer in the future.

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