Imagine you are watching a great movie or playing your favourite video game. And not only do you see and hear what's going on but you can actually smell it! This is what FET Open project NanoSmell envisages.
A European research project has made an important step towards the further miniaturisation of nanoelectronics, using a highly-promising new material called silicene. Its goal: to make devices of the future vastly more powerful and energy efficient.
The EU-funded RAMP project develops a nanoscale sensor, called a memristor, that could be fundamental for the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to treat medical conditions.
The H2020 FET Open ABIOMATER project will explore how magnetically controlled metamaterials – engineered materials with properties not found in nature – could be used to improve medical devices and implants, upgrading treatment options for patients. From lenses to tissue engineering, the team plans prototypes within three years.