BCN3D raises €2.8 million to develop new 3D printing hardware and materials

Spanish 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies has raised €2.8 million from a combination of new and existing strategic investors. The start-up has now gained more than €5.5 million in investment since it was spun off from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2019.  The funding round was led by existing backers The Spanish National Innovation

Showtime for photosynthesis

Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a finding that could help inform the design of renewable energy technology. “Life depends on the oxygen that plants and algae split from water;

XponentialWorks and Arcimoto create 3D printed suspension for Fun Utility Vehicle

XponentialWorks, a combination of venture fund, advisory firm and product developer, has partnered with Arcimoto, an Oregon-based transportation innovator, to produce 3D print lightweight suspension components for Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV).  A rear swingarm, knuckle, upper control arm, and a brake pedal, were redesigned using ParaMatters generative design software CogniCAD. These parts were fabricated with the Eosint

Paving the way for spintronic RAMs: A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology(Tokyo Tech) explore a new material combination that sets the stage for magnetic random access memories, which rely on spin — an intrinsic property of electrons — and could outperform current storage devices. Their breakthrough published in a new study describes a novel strategy to exploit spin-related phenomena in topological

In Their Dreams: Where Tech Professionals Long to Work

It’s the salary. And the location. And the mission. And the reputation. It’s a combination of these things—as well as, let’s face it, the coolness factor—that make a tech company a dream employer for a software engineer, product manager, data scientist, or other tech professional. Job search firm Hired surveyed 3,600 tech professionals to come

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives. Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph), is a common form of bacterium that causes serious and sometimes fatal conditions such as pneumonia and heart valve infections. Of particular concern is