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Game of marbles

Over the last four years, TUE researchers have been developing smart marbles, sensors to explore hard-to-reach and even inaccessible environments. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Ingu Solutions is deploying a strikingly similar solution.

Headlines

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million

Hot electrons give up the goods

Harvesting the energy of so-called hot electrons in perovskites is surprisingly easy, suggests a study by the University of Groningen and Nanyang Technological University. The finding may help to increase the efficiency of perovskite solar panels.

In other news

Predicting people’s driving personality (TU Delft)
Musk says sledgehammer weakened Cybertruck’s windows (Techspot)
Intel picks Mediatek as 5G PC modem supplier after selling chip unit (Venturebeat)

Top jobs

Direct digital transmitters pave the way for 5G

With the rapidly growing need for higher bandwidth and higher system efficiency/integration, direct digital transmitters are gaining more attention to accommodate the demanding requirements of 5G and other advanced wideband applications.