Examples of Thermoelectric Progress in 2018
In thermoelectrics TE, there is currently no huge reinvention at the applicational level as with solar roads and windows reinventing photovoltaics or at the technology level as with airborne wind energy reinventing electrodynamic harvesting of wind.
Deep learning predicts drug-drug and drug-food interactions
A research teamdeveloped a computational framework, DeepDDI, that accurately predicts and generates 86 types of drug-drug and drug-food interactions as outputs of human-readable sentences, which allows in-depth understanding of the drug-drug and drug-food interactions.
Printed thermo-plasmonic heat patterns for neurological disorders
A highly customizable neural stimulation method. The research team developed a technology that can print the heat pattern on a micron scale to enable the control of biological activities remotely.
MXene material could improve sensors that sniff
Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath.
Flexible vertical micro LED
A research team has developed flexible vertical micro LEDs using anisotropic conductive film (ACF)-based transfer and interconnection technology.
OLED threads for weaving wearable displays
One of the challenges in the push for wearable displays lies in finding reliable, high-performance light emitters compatible with the rough-and-ready world of woven clothing.
Flexible organic flash memory for foldable, disposable electronics
A research team has reported ultra-flexible organic flash memory that is bendable down to a radius of 300 μm. The memory exhibits a significantly-long projected retention rate with a programming voltage on par with the present industrial standards.
Lithium Battery Energy Science & Technology-LIBEST
LiBEST is a Korean company that has developed a flexible battery that can fit wristbands for smartwatches and other smart wearables.
Highly flexible, wearable displays
A research team has presented wearable displays for various applications including fashion, IT, and healthcare.