3-D printed robots made of both solids and liquids
Researchers present the first-ever technique for 3-D printing robots that involves printing solid and liquid materials at the same time. The new method allows the team to automatically 3-D print dynamic robots in a single step, with no assembly required, using a commercially-available 3-D printer.
3D material with controllable shape and size
Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch.
Tunable windows for privacy, camouflage
Researchers have developed a technique that can quickly change the opacity of a window, turning it cloudy, clear or somewhere in between with the flick of a switch.
Physicists control electrons at femtosecond timescales
When you shine a light on a conducting surface like silicon or graphene, that light jump-starts certain electrons into high-energy states and kicks off a cascade of interactions that happens faster than the blink of an eye.
3D printing a brain to understand its folds
Now, by 3D-printing a fake gel brain and watching it grow scientists have discovered how the human brain develops its folds.
New chip fabrication approach
Researchers report the first chip-fabrication technique that enables significantly different materials to be deposited in the same layer.
Unveiling the nanotube's quantum behavior
The discovery of an important method for measuring the properties of nanotube materials using a microwave probe.
Wearable tech for detecting, treating allergy attacks
Partnership to advance research and development efforts in the early detection and treatment of anaphylaxis.
The exciting fringes of 3D printing
The core of the 3D printing industry is well known. Consumer-level 3D printers continue to sell like hot cakes. GE are manufacturing over 100,000 fuel nozzles in metal for their next-generation jet engines. And so on. The fringes of 3D printing are less well known but they are just as exciting.
Technology for robot bees and wearables
The technology the team develops likely won't be limited to robot insects. The sensors could be used, among other things, in wearable technology.
APDM develop and sell high end wearable sensor for high performance motion tracking. Their packages are build around a sensor called the opal, which includes inertial measurement unit components in a small rigid package. These sensors, usually used several at a time, feed into their software platforms which enable high level motion analysis of subjects, used in areas such as research, medical diagnosis and elite sports analysis.
Green storage for green energy grows cleaner
SEAS research team removes toxins from flow battery, making it safer and cost-effective.
Single layer perovskite sheet rises to the fore
To the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices, you can now add hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.
Personalized heart models for surgical planning
Researchers have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient's heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor
Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue.
New frontiers in 3D printing
Three dimensional printing is revolutionizing the production of new devices and structures, including soft robots, flexible electronics and engineered tissue replacements, but advances have been challenged by the inherent complexity of integrating multiple materials.
Additive manufacturing of optically transparent glass
MIT's Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with MIT's Department of Mechnical Engineering and MIT's Glass Lab have developed a method of 3D printing glass.
Tough biogel structures produced by 3-D printing
Researchers have developed a new way of making tough biocompatible materials, called "hydrogels," into complex and intricately patterned shapes.
Technological megatrends for vehicles
There are three important technological megatrends for vehicles that are now coming increasingly important. They are shaping what is designed and the market positioning of new vehicles from type of customer targeted to the location where the vehicles will be used.
Renewable energy from evaporating water
An immensely powerful yet invisible force pulls water from the earth to the top of the tallest redwood and delivers snow to the tops of the Himalayas. Yet despite the power of evaporating water, its potential to propel self-sufficient devices or produce electricity has remained largely untapped -- until now.