28 Dec 2020
Army Strengthens Future Tech with Muscle Bound Robots
Robotic systems packed with muscle tissue can produce never-seen-before agility and versatility, Army researchers said.
28 Dec 2020
3D Printing Used to Develop a new Instrument for Eye Imaging
OCT, or optical coherence tomography, produces slices of image data that can be stacked to produce a 3D representation of the tissue of interest. In the context of retinal imaging, it produces cross-sectional views of the retina that allow the ophthalmologist to readily visualize subsurface features of the retina that are much more difficult to visualize in two-dimensional en face, or top-down views.
26 Oct 2020
First 3D Printed Aneurysm to Improve Surgical Procedures, Treatments
A research team has become the first to produce a living, bioprinted aneurysm outside of the human body, perform a medical procedure on it and observe it respond and heal as it would in an actual human brain.
18 Sep 2020
Tracking Technology Will Help Fight Rhino Poaching in Namibia
Interactive software that "reads" and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to keep watch on the endangered species and help keep it safe from poachers.
24 Mar 2020
Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices
Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
18 Feb 2020
Origami Inspired Robots That Could fit in a Cell?
Imagine robots that can move, sense and respond to stimuli, but that are smaller than a hair's width. Building robots at such a small scale involves a lot more innovation than simply shrinking all of the parts of a normal robot.
16 Jan 2020
Machine Learning Shapes Microwaves for a Computer's Eyes
Engineers have developed a new method to identify objects using microwaves that improves accuracy while reducing the associated computing time and power requirements. The system could provide a boost to object identification and speed in fields where both are critical, such as autonomous vehicles, security screening and motion sensing.
9 Dec 2019
2D Dielectric Inks Suitable for Print-in-Place Electronics
A team have produced a two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride ink which has been used to fabricate flexible thin-film transistors.
22 Nov 2019
Machine Learning Microscope Adapts Lighting to Improve Diagnosis
Engineers have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task.
17 Oct 2019
Wearable for sports injury prevention
These wearable sensors are first of their kind, using artificial intelligence and the athlete's biodata to build a customized training prep and recovery routine to prevent sports injury associated with repetitive use.
7 Oct 2019
Printed electronics open way for electrified tattoos
The first demonstration of a fully print-in-place electronics technique is gentle enough to work on surfaces as delicate as human skin and paper.
3 Oct 2019
New CRISPR class expands genetic engineering toolbox
Biomedical engineers have used a previously unexplored CRISPR technology to accurately regulate and edit genomes in human cells.
2 Oct 2019
Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting
Electrical engineers have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The design technique changed what could have been more than 2000 years of calculation into 23 hours, clearing the way for the design of new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.
3 Sep 2019
Machine learning increases resolution of eye imaging technology
Biomedical engineers have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography down to the single micrometer in all directions, even in a living patient.
3 May 2019
3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air
Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.