20 Sep 2022
New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin
Engineers a have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable/flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to measure the changing size of tumors below. The non-invasive, battery-operated device is sensitive to one-hundredth of a millimeter (10 micrometers) and can beam results to a smartphone app wirelessly in real-time with the press of a button.
15 Sep 2022
Painless Microneedle Tattoos That Can be Self-Administered
Instead of sitting in a tattoo chair for hours enduring painful punctures, imagine getting tattooed by a skin patch containing microscopic needles. Researchers have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications, from medical alerts to tracking neutered animals to cosmetics.
2 Sep 2022
Wearable Lets Owners Know Exactly Where Their Dog Is
The pandemic gave people a lot more time with their dogs and cats, but return to the office has disrupted that connection. Pet cameras can help but are needed in every room and don't really tell owners what their furry friend has been up to without reviewing all footage. Now, researchers at the have created a new device that can put pet owners at ease.
15 Aug 2022
First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile
A team of researchers has 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other state-of-the-art additively manufactured materials, which could lead to higher-performance components for applications in aerospace, medicine, energy and transportation.
10 Aug 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics
When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
17 May 2022
Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System
Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics - blood flow through the vascular system - can improve treatments and patient outcomes. Researchers are trying to improve the odds for patients with development of an implantable soft electronic monitoring system. Their new device, consisting of a smart stent and printed soft sensors, is capable of wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics without batteries or circuits.
5 Apr 2022
The Future of 5G+ Infrastructure Built Tile by Tile
Researchers have developed a novel and flexible additively manufactured tile-based approach to construct on-demand, massively scalable arrays of 5G+ (5G/Beyond 5G)‐enabled smart skins with the potential to enable intelligence on nearly any surface or object.
14 Jan 2022
Rubber Material Holds Key to Long-Lasting, Safer EV Batteries
Researchers have found a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries made from a common material: rubber.
20 Dec 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin
Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
22 Jul 2021
Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project
Unused energy trapped within bridges is to be harvested in a major new international project. Traffic and wind regularly cause low frequency vibrations to ripple through bridge building materials such as steel and concrete. This energy would normally travel away from its source before dissipating but academics have recognised an opportunity. They intend to capture and recycle this untapped source by using the principles of physics.