Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles
The 2019 Toyota Mirai electric vehicle touts zero emissions, thanks to a fuel cell that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. But the Mirai has barely left California, partly because today's fuel cell electrodes are made of super expensive platinum.
Solar powered super capacitors for flexible wearables
A breakthrough in energy storage technology could bring a new generation of flexible electronic devices to life, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees.
King salmon automated fish bone removal
A new partnership to automate removal of fish bones from New Zealand's highly prized King Salmon.
Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances
The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world.
If military robot falls, it can get itself up
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.
Computer models could replace animal testing
A study suggests that advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical's toxicity better than standard animal tests. The computer-based approach could replace many animal tests commonly used during consumer product testing. It could also evaluate more chemicals than animal testing, a change that could lead to wider safety assessments.
Smart socks for diabetics
The first textile with microsensors woven directly into the fabric. These virtually invisible sensors are seamlessly integrated into the socks to monitor temperature changes on the bottom of the feet.
Autism therapy via brain stimulation
Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.
Navy partnership develops first 3D printed submersible
The Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator is a prototype vessel that could be used to deploy logistics capabilities and sensors. In the future, vessels will need to be manufactured faster and incorporate new designs to support each Navy mission.
Strategic drug discovery collaboration
Exscientia has entered into a strategic drug discovery collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
AI can predict whether you have sepsis before doctors even know it
Severe sepsis is an infection complication that is often too late in being identified by doctors. New AI programs are helping doctors identify it early, even when there are no observed symptoms.
3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated
Researchers have developed 3D printed materials with a unique property - instead of expanding when heated, they shrink.
A mind-controlled robotic arm
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time ever in humans a technology that allows a quadriplegic to experience the sensation of touch through a robotic arm that he controls with his brain.
Recycling energy to improve battery life
Device that can reduce energy emissions from electronic devices and also recycles the energy back into the device.
Wearables to help amputee gamers
It's tough to play video games when you have no fingers to push buttons on the controller.