Researchers take step towards 3D laser printed medical devices March 21, 2023, 5:59 a.m.
A team of scientists, led by researchers at Lancaster University, have developed a method to 3D print flexible electronics using the conducting polymer polypyrrole, and they have shown that it is possible to directly print these electrical structures on or in living organisms (roundworms). Although at a proof-of-concept stage, researchers believe this type of process, when fully developed, has the potential to print patient-specific implants for a variety of applications.
La Poste Mobile: Internet and SIM Offers in France March 20, 2023, 10:21 a.m.
A subsidiary of La Poste and SFR, La Poste Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which uses SFR's 3G/4G network. La Poste Mobile offers a wide range of mobile plans with various options to meet your mobile phone, call, SMS and data needs, including plans with or without commitment.
Digital Pharma Lab March 18, 2023, 3:07 p.m.
La stratégie d’innovation de W.INN est construite dans le but de s’affranchir de ces facteurs. W.INN se positionne comme un guichet unique pour les acteurs hospitaliers et extérieurs, avec un processus d’innovation simple, en 4 étapes : 1) Phase de détection, 2) Phase d’évaluation, 3) Phase de cadrage, 4) Phase de soutien.
The state of bioprinting March 18, 2023, 3:01 p.m.
The term 3D bioprinting (or simply bioprinting) refers to a family of additive and digital manufacturing methods that produce physical objects layer by layer, using a machine (a 3D bioprinter). Like conventional 3D printing, bioprinting creates objects based on 3D models designed in CAD software. Bioprinted objects (or constructs) are usually replicas of human or animal tissue, created through the combination of cells with other biomaterials and biocompatible materials such as polymers and ceramics.
Des bulles sèment le trouble dans les fluides et les labos March 17, 2023, 1:12 a.m.
Deux équipes s’opposent sur l’origine de l’étrange titubation des bulles qui remontent dans un liquide, phénomène étudié dès le XVᵉ siècle par Leonard de Vinci.
The Lightbulb Moment, Innovation’s Most Misleading Meme! March 14, 2023, 3:02 a.m.
Remember that “Eureka!” moment when Thomas Edison instantly and brilliantly invented the lightbulb—a prominent symbol of industry and innovation? Forget it! That simply never happened. So, how did the ubiquitous visual meme of the lightbulb moment begin? Let’s see.
Going Beyond An MVP: 4 Ways To Prepare Your Product For Future Growth March 13, 2023, 4:06 a.m.
Building a minimum viable product (MVP) is a low-risk way to see if your business idea has a shot at success. But in the rush to succeed, few leaders think of the risks associated with project growth from the project’s very beginning. I’ve seen many clients come to my company with an MVP that’s not suitable for scaling. In some cases, we’ve even had to rebuild the MVP from scratch to make it capable of growth. In this article, I share insights on how to make sure your MVP allows for future changes to your product.
Rhino’s vs. Unicorn’s March 13, 2023, 3:34 a.m.
I hate unicorn startups. Most of them are complete fakes. Take, a typical unicorn startup that had great hype and marketing, but never a real business model and when one thing goes wrong, it collapses like a house of cards.
Recent innovations in surface topography March 13, 2023, 2:25 a.m.
This review aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of and practical guidance on the modern use of micro- and nanotopography to control water; adhesion; wettability; biological adhesion, including implants, cell culture and biofouling; and directional fluid transport. The broad range of functionality is highlighted in the many interfacial interactions. However, the methods allowing economy of scale allowing these surfaces to be used commonly is still in development.
Equipping for Breakthrough Innovation March 8, 2023, 5:06 a.m.
Companies need new strategies to harness the rapid pace of technological change, create breakthrough innovations and thrive in a time of unprecedented disruption. Legacy technologies limit a company’s ability to change, but a strong digital core built on cloud, AI and metaverse enables continuous reinvention. Now is the time to harness the power of cloud, AI and metaverse to establish a digital core and capitalize on next generation technology advances.
Compact nuclear fusion 1 million times more effective than other types March 8, 2023, 4:17 a.m.
The announcement of a potential nuclear fusion breakthrough from researchers at the US National Ignition Facility (NIF) in late 2022 sparked great excitement in a planet searching for sustainable energy sources. The fusion experiments in California produced more energy from a tiny hydrogen capsule than was put into it, paving the way for the present nuclear fusion gold rush that has reached Israel.
More Than Ideas: Learnings From Managing Intrapreneurship Programs March 7, 2023, 11:52 a.m.
Since business environments are rapidly changing, it isn't surprising that intrapreneurship programs are increasingly popular. They support employees develop innovative solutions, often informed by their daily interactions with customers, partners and other stakeholders.
How To Build An Innovation Capability That Lasts March 7, 2023, 11:51 a.m.
Most corporates can innovate occasionally and be successful in doing so. Yet sporadic innovation is not enough to keep up with changing markets and evolving demanding customer needs. Unfortunately, not all corporates know how to innovate consistently over time.
Des lèvres connectées pour embrasser votre partenaire à l'autre bout du monde March 6, 2023, 12:23 p.m.
Les relations à distance sont parfois difficiles à vivre, bien qu’elles peuvent aussi renforcer les liens du couple. Partant de ce constat, des chercheurs ont alors développé une solution qui permet aux amoureux d’être plus proches que jamais malgré la distance. Comment ? En créant une bouche en silicone connectée pour embrasser son partenaire même à l’autre bout du monde. Ça vous laisse sans voix ?
Why Business Model Innovation is so Important for Businesses March 6, 2023, 6:56 a.m.
Business model innovation can create new revenue streams for companies. Companies can tap into new markets and increase their revenue by finding new ways to create value for customers. For example, Apple's business model is based on creating high-end products with premium features and charging a premium price for them. Apple has generated significant revenue from its products by creating a brand associated with quality and luxury.
Emergent collective organization of bone cells in complex curvature fields March 6, 2023, 6:53 a.m.
Individual cells and multicellular systems respond to cell-scale curvatures in their environments, guiding migration, orientation, and tissue formation. However, it remains largely unclear how cells collectively explore and pattern complex landscapes with curvature gradients across the Euclidean and non-Euclidean spectra. Here, we show that mathematically designed substrates with controlled curvature variations induce multicellular spatiotemporal organization of preosteoblasts.
L’encapsulation chimique et physico-chimique d’actifs March 6, 2023, 5:45 a.m.
Il s’agit de l’ensemble des technologies conduisant à des particules individualisées constituées d’un matériau enrobant et d’une matière active. En fonction de la taille des particules on parlera de microencapsulation (entre 1µm et 1mm), nanoencapsulation (10 – 100 nm) ou minigranule (>1mm). De nos jours, les matières actives sont d’origine très variées : principes actifs pharmaceutiques, ingrédients cosmétiques, additifs alimentaires, produits phytosanitaires, essences parfumées, micro-organismes, cellules vivantes, catalyseurs ou bien encore agents pour d’auto-réparation…
Touché mais jamais coulé, Huawei est plus fort que jamais March 6, 2023, 5:30 a.m.
Si des Cassandres tablaient sur la mort du Chinois, « blessé » par les Etats-Unis dans les domaines des smartphones et des réseaux 5G, Huawei a déjà repris du poil de la bête. Bien que le géant continue de travailler sur des produits grand public, les activités professionnelles représentent désormais le gros de ses activités, et de ses nouveaux succès
Disruptive Leadership and Disruptive Innovation March 5, 2023, 3:58 p.m.
Disruptive leaders put tendencies toward rule-breaking and questioning to good use. This style of visionary leadership is about making change and making progress. It’s characterized by a willingness to challenge the status quo and take bold, innovative action, and emphasizes thinking outside the box.
Surface tension-assisted additive manufacturing March 5, 2023, 5:02 a.m.
The proliferation of computer-aided design and additive manufacturing enables on-demand fabrication of complex, three-dimensional structures. However, combining the versatility of cell-laden hydrogels within the 3D printing process remains a challenge. Herein, we describe a facile and versatile method that integrates polymer networks (including hydrogels) with 3D-printed mechanical supports to fabricate multicomponent (bio)materials.