2 Apr 2020
Creating Food Perception Illusions using Food 3D Printing
Food 3D printing enables the creation of customized food structures based on a person's individual needs. Researchers have explored the use of food 3D printing to create perceptual illusions for controlling the level of perceived satiety given a defined amount of calories.
30 Mar 2020
WiTricity develops systems that deliver power wirelessly to devices using batteries through a technology known as magnetic resonance.
30 Mar 2020
New Sensor Could Help Prevent Food Waste
As flowers bloom and fruits ripen, they emit a colorless, sweet-smelling gas called ethylene. Chemists have now created a tiny sensor that can detect this gas in concentrations as low as 15 parts per billion, which they believe could be useful in preventing food spoilage.
30 Mar 2020
System Trains Driverless Cars in Simulation Before They Hit the Road
A simulation system invented at MIT to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a host of worse-case scenarios before cruising down real streets.
26 Mar 2020
The Worldwide Test for Covid-19
A look into the molecular diagnostic landscape.
25 Mar 2020
Deep Learning for Mechanical Property Evaluation
A standard method for testing some of the mechanical properties of materials is to poke them with a sharp point. This "indentation technique" can provide detailed measurements of how the material responds to the point's force, as a function of its penetration depth.
11 Mar 2020
Showing Robots how to do Your Chores
Training interactive robots may one day be an easy job for everyone, even those without programming expertise. Roboticists are developing automated robots that can learn new tasks solely by observing humans.
11 Mar 2020
Integrating Electronics onto Physical Prototypes
Researchers have invented a way to integrate "breadboards" — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and user interactions with products such as smart devices and flexible electronics.
2 Mar 2020
Kateeva manufacturers inkjet printers for OLED display manufacture. Their original aim was to inkjet print the emissive material in RGB pixels, but this has proved very challenging to commercialize. As such, their business focuses on printing thin film encapsulation (TFE) layers.
26 Feb 2020
Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic
Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics. It also cleared infections in two different mouse models.
25 Feb 2020
Sensorized Skin Helps Soft Robots Find Their Bearings
For the first time researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position data from its own "sensorized" skin.
21 Feb 2020
Machine Learning to Supercharge Battery Development
Battery performance can make or break the electric vehicle experience, from driving range to charging time to the lifetime of the car. Now, artificial intelligence has made dreams like recharging an EV in the time it takes to stop at a gas station a more likely reality, and could help improve other aspects of battery technology.
12 Feb 2020
New Electrode Design May Lead to More Powerful Batteries
New research could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer, based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of the battery's two electrodes, the anode.
11 Feb 2020
Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch
Bioengineers have further developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes and deliver the necessary insulin dosage. The adhesive patch, about the size of a quarter, is simple to manufacture and intended for once-a-day use.
10 Feb 2020
Solid-State Automotive Lidar: Commercializing Photonic Beam Steering?
What does it take to commercialize photonic beam steering?
10 Feb 2020
Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics
At the heart of any electronic device is a cold, hard computer chip, covered in a miniature city of transistors and other semiconducting elements. Because computer chips are rigid, the electronic devices that they power, such as our smartphones, laptops, watches, and televisions, are similarly inflexible. Now a process developed by engineers may be the key to manufacturing flexible electronics with multiple functionalities in a cost-effective way.
7 Feb 2020
Bionic Heart for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Cardiac Devices
Engineers have developed a bionic "heart" that offers a more realistic model for testing out artificial valves and other cardiac devices.
5 Feb 2020
Seeing Through the Skin to Measure Blood Glucose
Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more than half of patients don't test often enough, in part because of the pain and inconvenience of the needle prick.
31 Jan 2020
For Cheaper Solar Cells, Thinner Really is Better
Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar installations far greater than most analysts had expected. But with most of the potential areas for cost savings already pushed to the extreme, further cost reductions are becoming more challenging to find.
29 Jan 2020
Printing Objects That Can Incorporate Living Organisms
A method for printing 3D objects that can control living organisms in predictable ways has been developed. The technique may lead to 3D printing of biomedical tools, such as customized braces, that incorporate living cells to produce therapeutic compunds such as painkillers or topical treatments, the researchers say.