25 Aug 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum
Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
14 Oct 2020
Wearable Sensor To Help Those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease.
7 Sep 2020
Flexible Micro LEDs May Reshape Future of Wearable Technology
Researchers have developed a method to create micro LEDs that can be folded, twisted, cut and stuck to different surfaces.
18 Feb 2020
Nanowires Made of Tellurium and Nanotubes Hold Promise for Wearables
Wearable tech and electronic cloth may be the way of the future, but to get there the wiring needs to be strong, flexible and efficient.
20 Nov 2019
3D Printed Bulletproof Material
A lightweight material full of holes is nearly as hard as diamond. The mere dents left by speeding bullets prove it.
3 Sep 2019
Silicon's energy-harvesting power
A collaboration has designed a better way for electronics to convert waste heat into reusable energy. The collaborative project demonstrated that silicon's ability to harvest energy from heat can be greatly increased while remaining mass-producible.
19 Jul 2019
Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles
Over the last 15 years, researchers have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ranging from high-tech carbon nanotubes to ordinary fishing line.
15 Feb 2019
Novel graphene fibres as a new electrical stimulation device
Researchers have developed novel graphene fibres as a new electrical stimulation device that could replace the use of pharmaceuticals to treat a range of medical conditions.
19 Oct 2018
Enhanced rehab for stroke doubles movement recovery
A novel therapy technique invented by researchers at has been shown in a pilot study to double the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients.
12 Oct 2018
Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials
Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride — materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.
11 Apr 2018
Vagus nerve stimulation boosts post-stroke motor skill recovery
Researchers have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly.
3 Nov 2017
Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress against PTSD
Researchers are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
29 Aug 2017
No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity
An international research team has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.
17 Oct 2016
Sensor that measures perspiration to monitor glucose levels
Researchers are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop a wearable device that can monitor an individual's glucose level via perspiration on the skin.
28 Sep 2016
Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles
In recent years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and colleagues at the University of Wollongong in Australia have put a high-tech twist on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.
25 May 2016
Discovery could energize development of longer-lasting batteries
A researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones.
7 Dec 2015
Engineer to build device to capture lost heat energy
An engineer is co-leading a team that is seeking ways to harness heat energy lost from automobiles, buildings and other devices.
4 Dec 2015
Nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing
This innovation depends on an injectable, near-infrared optical biosensor nanotube that would read a person's blood glucose constantly and an optical glucose scanner that can access the data collected by nanotube.