4 Aug 2022
Pacific Biosciences (PacBio)
PacBio is a US-based biotechnology company, founded in 2004 and based on research at Cornell University. Notably, the company is one of the two major providers of third-generation sequencing systems.
27 Jul 2022
Study Conceptualises Energy Efficient, Wireless Charging Roads
Wireless charging roads equipped with energy storage systems are promising electric vehicle solutions by virtue of their strong advantages in time saving and reduced pressure on the existing power infrastructure.
1 Jun 2022
Artificial Cilia Could Someday Power Diagnostic Devices
Cilia are the body's diligent ushers. These microscopic hairs, which move fluid by rhythmic beating, are responsible for pushing cerebrospinal fluid in your brain, clearing the phlegm and dirt from your lungs, and keeping other organs and tissues clean. Researchers have now designed a micro-sized artificial cilial system using platinum-based components that can control the movement of fluids at such a scale. The technology could someday enable low-cost, portable diagnostic devices for testing blood samples, manipulating cells or assisting in microfabrication processes.
5 May 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit
Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
4 May 2022
Sionic Energy are a US company developing silicon anode Li-ion batteries.
17 Feb 2022
Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight
The Polaris Program is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities, while continuing to raise funds and awareness for important causes here on Earth. The program will consist of up to three human spaceflight missions that will demonstrate new technologies, conduct extensive research, and ultimately culminate in the first flight of SpaceX's Starship with humans on board.
2 Feb 2022
Robot Aided Assembly Helps Speed Pace of Discovery for New Technology
The ability to make, say, a flexible screen or a new solar panel, starts with discovering a new combination of materials with unusual properties at the atomic scale. But in the field of 2D materials, which is considered one of the most exciting areas for future electronics, scientists still have to laboriously hand-make each new potential material before they can test its capabilities.
23 Nov 2021
New Device Modulates Visible Light: Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power
Over the past several decades, researchers have moved from using electric currents to manipulating light waves in the near-infrared range for telecommunications applications such as high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on a chip, and driverless cars.
2 Nov 2021
Robotic Pet Boots Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and anxiety. Frequently, these symptoms are treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines, which often have side effects.
27 Sep 2021
Micro-Robots Propelled by Air Bubbles and Ultrasound
A team of engineers created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers - whose movements were inspired by bacteria and sperm - could one day be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery.
3 Sep 2021
Bacteria May Hold Key for Energy Storage, Biofuels
Bioengineers are trying to solve a big problem: How to build a low-cost, environmentally friendly and large-scale system for storing and retrieving energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Currently, there are no sustainable methods for storing green energy, as batteries are environmentally toxic.
24 Aug 2021
Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals
Among our solar system's many moons, Saturn's Titan stands out - it's the only moon with a substantial atmosphere and liquid on the surface. It even has a weather system like Earth's, though it rains methane instead of water. Might it also host some kind of life?
16 Aug 2021
Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop
A radical collaboration between a biologist and an engineer is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops. The technology they've developed, using robotics and AI to identify grape plants infected with a devastating fungus, will soon be available to researchers nationwide working on a wide array of plant and animal research.
4 Aug 2021
Smart Necklace Could Track Your Detailed Facial Expressions
Tracking facial movements - and possibly their cause - is one of the proposed applications for NeckFace, one of the first necklace-type wearable sensing technologies.
28 Jun 2021
Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet
Tossing worn-out solar panels into landfills may soon become electronics waste history. Designing a recycling strategy for a new, forthcoming generation of photovoltaic solar cells - made from metal halide perovskites, a family of crystalline materials with structures like the natural mineral calcium titanate - will add a stronger dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.
7 Apr 2021
New Batteries Give a Jolt to Renewables, Energy Storage
Researchers have been exploring the use of low-cost materials to create rechargeable batteries that will make energy storage more affordable. Now, they have shown that a new technique incorporating aluminum results in rechargeable batteries that offer up to 10,000 error-free cycles.
8 Mar 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones
The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.