Michigan State University

Michigan State University

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The Michigan State University School of Packaging has 500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students, including PhDs. We support the packaging industry by educating students who will advance the field in all industries, conducting research to solve packaging problems and develop new technologies, and providing education and training to the industry.
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2020
25 Jun 2020

Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Scientists have designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
24 Mar 2020

Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices

Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
2019
25 Sep 2019

Evolution of learning is key to better artificial intelligence

Researchers say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did - with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.
6 Sep 2019

Robot transforms from mower to snow clearing robot

Left Hand Robotics has announced it has raised $3.6M to build out its team and expand distribution of the world's first state-of-the-art, fully autonomous outdoor robot designed as a scalable platform that allows customers to complete multiple tedious outdoor tasks. The robot transforms from a large-scale field mowing robot to a snow clearing robot by simply switching out attachments.
12 Aug 2019

iSchemaView

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Anil Singhal, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at iSchemaView. This company's technology, RAPID, is a stroke detection platform which delivers software tools for diagnosing and treating this condition.
15 Jul 2019

Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space

Over the past two decades, organic solar cells have garnered much attention thanks to their light weight, flexibility and unprecedented energy-to-weight ratios of 10 to 20 W/g, which make them a promising candidate for space applications, although their radiation stability is still poorly
4 Jun 2019

Increasing energy sources for portable electronics

Scientists have proposed a new approach to replacing carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in the supercapacitor's crystal lattice and developed a novel capacity enhancement method based on carbon lattice modification with the aid of plasma. Their findings can help create the next generation of power sources for portable electronics.
7 May 2019

Crumpled carbon nanotube forests to power wearables

For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests.
18 Jan 2019

Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

A researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson's patients.
17 Jan 2019

Ubiquitous Energy names Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer

Ubiquitous Energy has named Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView Power technology.
2018
26 Oct 2018

Ynvisible Interactive Inc appoints industry leaders to Advisory Board

Ynvisible Interactive Inc is pleased to announce the creation of an Advisory Board and the appointment of its first members: Dr. Michael Okoroafor, Dr. Harlan Byker, and Dr. Harri Kopola.
23 Jan 2018

Light-splitting greenhouse film

Engineers have received a $2.45 million grant to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.
2 Jan 2018

Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning

A new automated machine-learning system performs as well or better than its human counterparts — and works 100 times faster.
2017
26 Oct 2017

Transparent solar technology represents wave of the future

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report.
23 May 2017

How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker

A paper-thin, flexible device created not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well.
19 May 2017

Fitbits for cows: The latest precision dairy cattle monitoring tech

Precision dairy cattle monitoring systems use accelerometers, just like Fitbits, to detect changes in an animal's behavior and activity.
13 Mar 2017

Tackling concussions by bringing new sensor to market

Chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports who could be at risk of suffering concussions.
23 Feb 2017

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
2016
15 Dec 2016

Flexible device captures energy from human motion

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.
1 Dec 2016

Green plastic for printing in space

Green Plastic, which is made from sugarcane, is now being used to fabricate parts in space.