2 Aug 2021
'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem
In the late 1970s, M. Stanley Whittingham was the first to describe the concept of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, an achievement for which he would share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yet even he couldn't have anticipated the complex materials science challenges that would arise as these batteries came to power the world's portable electronics.
5 Jul 2021
Longer-Lived Lithium-Metal Battery Marks Step Forward for EVs
Researchers have increased the lifetime of a promising electric vehicle battery to a record level, an important step toward the goal of lighter, less expensive and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
18 May 2021
Imperium 3 is a consortium of companies made up of Magnis Resources, Boston Energy and Innovation, and Charge CCCV LLC (C4V).
1 Feb 2021
Liquid Wire Delivers Best-in-Class Performance in NextFlex Study
Liquid Wire Inc has joined the NextFlex community whose mission it is to advance US manufacturing of Flexible Hybrid Electronics by fostering technology innovation and commercialization. The current NextFlex project to identify reliable stretchable conductor systems utilizes Liquid Wire's proprietary elastic Metal Gel circuit and conductor technologies to exceed the project goals of 100% stretch for more than 10,000 cycles.
24 Sep 2020
Better Material for Wearable Biosensors
Biosensors that are wearable on human skin or safely used inside the body are increasingly prevalent for both medical applications and everyday health monitoring. Finding the right materials to bind the sensors together and adhere them to surfaces is also an important part of making this technology better.
15 Jun 2020
Research on Stretchable 'Papertronics'
In the last decade, paper-based electronics — also known as "papertronics" — have evolved into an eco-friendly alternative because of physical and chemical characteristics such as their light weight, biocompatibility, biodegradability, low-cost manufacturing and foldability.
2 Dec 2019
innoLAE 2020: Breakthrough Technologies and New Applications
The 6th Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) returns to the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK on 21-22 January 2020, to deliver a programme highlighting the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (LAE) - a new way of making electronics which includes printable, flexible, plastic, organic and bio- electronics.
10 Oct 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.