26 Jul 2021
Nextiles Launches Software Development Kit
Nextiles announced a newly designed software development kit that will enable any existing application to access Nextiles' software platform and leverage its novel human movement analytics to build custom algorithms and partner-specific metrics.
9 Jul 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts
A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
5 Jul 2021
Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles
Seizing on the observation that most of the world's keyboards up until this point have been somewhat rigid, the KnittedKeyboard II seeks to spark a paradigm shift in expectations by way of an interactive, textile-based musical device with the familiar layout of piano keys. And the unfamiliar nature of being a piece of musical knitwear.
29 Jun 2021
Face Masks That can Diagnose COVID-19
Most people associate the term "wearable" with a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or wireless earbuds. But what if you could wear cutting-edge biotechnology in your clothing, and it could warn you when you were exposed to something dangerous?
8 Jun 2021
Digital Fabric has Memory, Temperature Sensors and a Neural Network
Researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.
3 Jun 2021
3D Printing Tiny Parts for Big Impact
Whether it's computer chips, smartphone components, or camera parts, the hardware in many products is constantly getting smaller. The trend is pushing companies to come up with new ways to make the parts that power our world.
26 May 2021
E Ink Launches the World's First On-Cell Touch ePaper Module
E Ink today announced the launch of the world's first On-Cell Touch ePaper module. This new On-Cell touch ePaper module supports both the E Ink Kaleido Plus Print Color technology platform and the E Ink Carta black and white ePaper technology platform.
13 May 2021
Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit
Nuclera, a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, are pleased to announce the acquisition of E Ink's digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene "bioprinter" with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.
10 May 2021
A Material Keyboard Made of Graphene
Researchers have succeeded in turning specially prepared graphene flakes either into insulators or into superconductors by applying an electric voltage. This technique even works locally, meaning that in the same graphene flake regions with completely different physical properties can be realized side by side.
6 May 2021
Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch
Researchers have fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly. The researchers ran the material through a battery of stretch and impact tests, and showed that, similar to the lobster underbelly, the synthetic material is remarkably "fatigue-resistant," able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing.
5 May 2021
PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment
X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.
4 May 2021
Multidisciplinary Team Developing an Immersive Avatar System
A multidisciplinary team developing an immersive avatar system that enables remote human connection has advanced to the semifinals for the $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition.
1 May 2021
Slender Robotic Finger Senses Buried Items
Discerning buried items in granular material like sand is a taller order. To do that, a robot would need fingers that were slender enough to penetrate the sand, mobile enough to wriggle free when sand grains jam, and sensitive enough to feel the detailed shape of the buried object.
29 Apr 2021
Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing
Nextiles is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.
28 Apr 2021
New AI Tool Calculates Materials' Stress and Strain Based on Photos
For centuries, engineers have relied on physical laws — developed by Newton and others — to understand the stresses and strains on the materials they work with. But solving those equations can be a computational slog, especially for complex materials.
23 Apr 2021
NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet
The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task.
9 Apr 2021
E Ink Announces Next Generation Four-Color E Ink Spectra 3100
E Ink Holdings announced the launch of four-color E Ink Spectra 3100, a next generation ink platform to support Electronic Shelf Labels and retail signage.
2 Apr 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements
In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
1 Apr 2021
Scientists Create Synthetic Cell That Grows and Divides Normally
Five years ago, scientists created a single-celled synthetic organism that, with only 473 genes, was the simplest living cell ever known. However, this bacteria-like organism behaved strangely when growing and dividing, producing cells with wildly different shapes and sizes. Now, scientists have identified seven genes that can be added to tame the cells' unruly nature, causing them to neatly divide into uniform orbs.
25 Mar 2021
Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense
There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren't cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease.