Cost effective 3D-printing with up to ten materials

3D-printing is seen as one of the most vital technologies in building Industry 4.0. But still, the usefulness can be questioned since cost-effective 3D-printers only print one material at the time. This limits its scope of production dramatically. Even a more advanced 3D-printer that can manage three materials (cost around …

Design for Learning Environments for Creativity, according to new research

New research from Umeå University in northern Sweden directed on the learning environment’s impact on student’s creative development shows interesting results. As creativity, as well as complex problem solving, is considered as important competences for future learning programmes. Both EU and UNESCO have included this as a prioritised area in …

Europe working together – Awards to joint research projects

The new Ralf Dahrendorf Prize awards joint projects on the European Research Area. It is directed on recognizing outstanding key EU research projects that include sharing the project outcomes with the public. The new research award bears its name from former German Commissioner Ralf Dahrendorf. In the 1970s, he laid …

The connection between skills training and general intelligence explored

Most cognitive abilities are positively related to psychology research has found. This means that a person that has developed reasoning abilities also generally has better skills in e.g. vocabulary. This factor has been termed “G” or general intelligence, but how this underlying mechanism develops has remained in the shadows until …

Citizen Science as a driver of innovation – a pioneer showing the way

As research from universities are getting more accessible and digital technologies are becoming a more productive tool. This also can form a foundation for a new dimension of science: Citizen Research or civil research. In this field, Germany is showing the way with the citizen research hub buergerschaffenwissen.de. On the …