Economical way to produce high performance thin films
Researchers have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or "epitaxial" films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.
3D printing the next generation of batteries
Additive manufacturing can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries--but because of the nature of the manufacturing process, the design of these 3-D printed electrodes is limited to just a few possible architectures.
After Uber, Tesla incidents, can artificial intelligence be trusted?
Considering last month's fatal crash of a self-driving Uber that took the life of a woman in Tempe, Arizona, and the recent death of a test-driver of a semi-autonomous vehicle being developed by Tesla, peoples' trust in the technology behind autonomous vehicles may also have taken a hit.
Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology
Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold.
Wearable tracker could help patients, soldiers
Researchers have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behavior of people with dementia — and it could help in Army combat training, too.
Team boosts lithium-ion battery performance
Researchers are working to solve the problem of short-life of lithium-ion batteries like those used in laptops and cellphones, making them reliable and longer-lasting using a thin-film coating technique called atomic layer deposition.
A partnership to secure and protect the emerging Internet of Things
National Science Foundation and Intel Corporation team to improve the security and privacy of computing systems that interact with the physical world using a new cooperative research model.
Flood of traction battery money will benefit harvesting
The world is putting over $50 million in government funding into electric cars and the Obama administration is also putting a large sum into the enabling technologies, particularly batteries.