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10 Oct

Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.
30 Sep

Research could help flexible technology last longer, avoid failures

Whether from regular use, overuse or abuse, every device is bound to develop cracks at some point. That's just the nature of things. Cracks can be especially dangerous, though, when working with biomedical devices that can mean life or death to a patient.
30 Jul

Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings

Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings in the future of advanced wound care. Advanced wounds, referring to those that are non-healing for more than 4 weeks, are on the rise around the world. This is because there are an increasing number of people with poor wound healing ability, including the rising number of elderly people over 65 years of age, and the rising number of people with Type 2 diabetes.
10 Jul

Partnership to create more sustainable warehouses

A new energy storage process and solution for warehouse energy management. The solution will use solar panels, a stationary energy storage system and lithium-ion batteries on forklifts that will reduce energy costs for warehouse owners.
8 Apr

Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Researchers have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users.
7 Feb

Smart, self-powered knee implants

Researchers decided it was time to create smarter knee implants that could monitor changes in activity as they happened.
13 Dec

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
19 Oct

Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

Researchers have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind.
27 Sep

Self powered patch to help diabetics measure glucose during exercise

A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.
10 Aug

New battery is activated by your spit

Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells: a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
14 Jun

Optomec teams with Lockheed and GE to secure NextFlex contract award

The project, entitled "Conformal Printing of Conductor and Dielectric Materials onto Complex 3D Surfaces" has a total value on $3.1 million.
10 Apr

New research could help speed up the 3D printing process

A team of researchers have identified some bottlenecks in 3D printers, that, if improved, could speed up the entire process.
31 Mar

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell

Instead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future.
23 Dec

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

nstead of ordering batteries by the pack, we might get them by the ream in the future.
29 Jun

Trapped electrons to blame for lack of battery efficiency

Research has the potential to create more efficient batteries by shedding light on the cause of one of their biggest problems -- a "traffic jam" of ions that slows down their charging and discharging process.
9 Jun

Origami ninja star inspires battery design

A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions.
18 Apr

Bacteria-powered solar panel generates clean energy

Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy and have connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel.
2 Mar

NextFlex America's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute

NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has officially welcomed its founding members.
4 Nov

New research could revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells

Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide.
26 Aug

A new material for transparent electronics

The performance of solar cells, flat panel displays, and other electronics are limited by today's materials. A new material, created by modifying a transparent insulating oxide, replacing up to 25 percent of the lanthanum ions in the host material with strontium ions, offers considerable promise.