World's largest renewable energy storage project announced
The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah is world's largest project of its kind, the ACES initiative will develop 1,000 megawatts of 100 percent clean energy storage.
Soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties
A team of polymer chemists and engineers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties.
Wearable system to sense, stimulate brain at unprecedented resolution
A noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface will be capable of both recording and stimulating the brain's dynamic activity with high temporal and spatial resolution.
Soft, actuated objects using commercial knitting machines
Researchers have used computationally controlled knitting machines to create plush toys and other knitted objects that are actuated by tendons. It's an approach they say might someday be used to cost-effectively make soft robots and wearable technologies.
Finding keyholes in metals 3D printing
New research has identified how and when tiny gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation - a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials
Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions
Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins.
Accelerating the introduction of robot workers
IAM is responding to the growing need for flexible automation systems in logistics environments. The investment will be used to accelerate robot production and to build a sales, marketing, and delivery organization that works closely with leading distributors to transform the supply chain.
Electronic tattoos for wearable computing
Researchers have developed a simple, efficient method to make robust, highly flexible, tattoo-like circuits for use in wearable computing. The low-cost process adds trace amounts of an electrically-conductive, liquid metal alloy to tattoo paper that adheres to human skin. These ultrathin tattoos can be applied easily with water, the same way one would apply a child's decorative tattoo with a damp sponge.
Partnership delivers autonomous mobile robots to distribution centres
Honeywell is collaborating with Fetch Robotics to provide distribution centers with autonomous mobile robots to help them more effectively fulfill growing volumes of e-commerce orders.
Machine-learning system tackles speech, object recognition at once
MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Given an image and an audio caption, the model will highlight in real-time the relevant regions of the image being described.
Projects drive biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals is pleased to announce a group of projects, designed to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing and workforce development in the United States.
More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning
Novel combination of two encryption techniques protects private data, while keeping neural networks running quickly.
3D printing the next generation of batteries
Additive manufacturing can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries--but because of the nature of the manufacturing process, the design of these 3-D printed electrodes is limited to just a few possible architectures.
Robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers
Researchers have developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions a human would expect of the robot in a given situation.
3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018
The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.