22 Mar 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser
An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
6 Jan 2021
Innovative Battery Chemistry Revolutionises Zinc-Air Battery
High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional zinc-air battery has struggled with a high chemical instability, parasitic reactions which rooted in the usage of alkaline electrolytes lead to electrochemical irreversibility.
13 Sep 2017
How to draw electricity from the bloodstream
Scientists have now developed a lightweight power generator based on carbon nanotube fibers suitable to convert even the energy of flowing blood in blood vessels into electricity.
14 Aug 2017
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium.
26 Oct 2016
Lithium-ion battery for electronic textiles grows back after breaking
Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem.
24 Jul 2015
Energy devices go wireless
Scientists in China have developed a new method for connecting energy devices without using wires.
27 Mar 2015
Flexible polymer threads set to light up clothing
Researchers have created a fibre of a polymer light-emitting electrochemical cell by taking a stainless steel wire and dip-coating it with a thin layer of zinc oxide nanoparticles.
4 Sep 2014
Flexible solar cell woven into fabric
Wearable electronics are quickly becoming the fashion. And there could soon be a way to power those electronics indefinitely, now that scientists in China have developed a solar cell 'textile' that could be woven into clothes.
20 Jun 2014
Lithium ion batteries that can be stretched by 600% have been unveiled by scientists in China.
30 May 2014
Wanhao 3D printers
Wanhao are one of the leading Chinese suppliers of consumer-level 3D printers.
29 Oct 2013
Industrial Institute of Printed Electronics
hina is making progress in the development of Printed Electronics by establishing an Industrial Institute of Printed Electronics in September 2013.
25 Oct 2013
Inexpensive material boosts battery capacity
By improving the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries, a new electrode made from iron oxide nanoparticles could help electric vehicles to cover greater distances.