Cutting and pasting with graphene
To date it has proved very difficult to convert the promises of the miracle material graphene into practical applications. A researcher has developed a method of cutting graphene into smaller fragments using a diamond knife. He can then construct nanostructures from the fragments.
Atoms use tunnels to escape graphene cover
Physicists have now visualized for the first time how atoms behave in between graphene and a substrate. This insight could be instrumental for future implementations of industrial graphene production.
Electric genes hope to fix a broken heart
Broken hearts have long influenced songsters and poets, but scientists have also been occupied by its literal meaning and are now hoping to use electric gene therapy as a revolutionary new treatment for cardiac conditions.
Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries
Professor's idea to adapt 20th century mining technology to recycle lithium ion batteries, from the small ones in cell phones to the multi-kilowatt models that power electric cars, the same technologies used to separate metal from ore could be applied to spent batteries.
Nissan to sell electric battery business to Envision Group
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Envision Group for the sale of Nissan's electric battery operations and production facilities to Envision.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Mimetas Managing Director and Co-Founder Dr Paul Vulto. Mimetas is an organ-on-a-chip company providing microfluidic well plates and 3D cell cultures based on their platform.
New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable
Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
Shift in wind power by end of the century
In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA
These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect very low amounts of HIV DNA thanks to their very low electronic noise.
Bouncing gel balls for energy and robotics
Water droplets float in a hot pan because of the so-called Leidenfrost effect. Physicists have discovered a variation: the so-called Elastic Leidenfrost effect.
Flexible, organic and biodegradable
As electronics become increasingly pervasive in our lives - from smart phones to wearable sensors - so too does the ever rising amount of electronic waste they create.
New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires
A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional nanostructures. That could open the door for a broad range of uses in lightweight structural composites, advanced sensors, electronic devices - and thermally-stable and strong battery membranes able to withstand temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius.
Grant to produce nuclear radiation energy-harvesting device
Research grant to develop nuclear radiation energy harvesting and through-wall wireless communication for enclosed metal containers in nuclear environments, like pressure reactor vessels or nuclear spent-fuel canisters.
Army grant for energy harvesting backpack
By using innovative technology designed by researchers, soldiers will soon have a lighter, more energy-efficient load to bear.
Flexible building blocks of the future
New mechanical "metamaterial" may revolutionize prosthetics and wearable technologies.
Scale up on ocean wave energy harvesting
The Mechanical Motion Rectifier, a novel power takeoff that uses the up and down and back and forth oscillation of wave energy and turns it into a unidirectional rotation to drive the generator.
Transparent metal films for smartphone, tablet and TV displays
A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient.
Perovskite solar cells made stable by metal oxide sandwich
UCLA professor Yang Yang, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, is a world-renowned innovator of solar cell technology whose team in recent years has developed next-generation solar cells constructed of perovskite, which has remarkable efficiency converting sunlight to electricity.
Guinness record for world's largest 3D printed structure
On the 30th September in Beijing, China the Guinness World Record for the largest 3D printed structure was awarded.