Free Webinar by IDTechEx on Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028 (December 14, 2017)

A presentation by Dr Lorenzo Grande, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx Li-ion batteries are the key enabling technology for a number of consumer electronics devices; however, their performance is still unsatisfactory for automotive purposes, with the main limitations being slow charging time and short range. In this webinar by IDTechEx, technology analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande will give … More Free Webinar by IDTechEx on Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028 (December 14, 2017)

Scientists produce high-grade rare earths from coal

Scientists from the University of Kentucky have produced nearly-pure rare earth concentrates from coal, using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process After receiving more than USD 7 million in funding from the US Department of Energy, lead researcher and professor of mining engineering Rick Honaker was able to delve deeply into the creation of the new … More Scientists produce high-grade rare earths from coal

Switzerland promotes skills, labour conditions and productivity in SMEs globally

On December 4, 2017, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) officially launched Phase III of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme. This flagship programme promotes more and better jobs in small and medium enterprises in SECO partner countries. For the third phase from 2017 to 2021 … More Switzerland promotes skills, labour conditions and productivity in SMEs globally

Alcantara’s annual sales and profits have shown major gains

Alcantara, the manufacturer of Italian-made luxury material, has seen its annual sales triple and operating profits increase more than five-fold since the recession. The company will have a major presence at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, as well as at auto shows in Detroit, Chicago and New York over the next six months. The … More Alcantara’s annual sales and profits have shown major gains

Breakthrough in nanoelectronics – A nanotransistor made of graphene

Transistors based on carbon nanostructures: what sounds like a futuristic dream could be reality in just a few years’ time. An international research team working with Empa has now succeeded in producing nano-transistors from graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide, as reported in the current issue of “Nature Communications”. Graphene ribbons that … More Breakthrough in nanoelectronics – A nanotransistor made of graphene