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.
10 Apr 2017
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 2017
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 2016
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 2016
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 2016
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 2016
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 2016
NextFlex America's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute
NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has officially welcomed its founding members.