5 May 2022
Recycled Glass Waste Replaces Sand in 3D Printing
Researchers have developed the capability to use recycled glass in 3D printing, opening doors to a more environmentally sustainable way of building and construction.
21 Mar 2022
A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat
Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
28 Feb 2022
Quick Way to Check Quality of 3D Printed Alloys
Scientists have developed a fast and low-cost imaging method that can analyse the structure of 3D-printed metal parts and offer insights into the quality of the material.
17 Dec 2021
3D Printing Leads to Light Weight Knee Brace for the Elderly
A lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems has been developed in a collaboration with 3D printing specialists.
15 Dec 2021
Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable
Scientists have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering flexible and wearable electronic systems.
The zinc batteries are made up of electrodes screen-printed on to both sides of a piece of cellulose paper that has been reinforced with hydrogel.
15 Sep 2021
Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones
SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
7 Sep 2021
NTU-Hyundai to Tap AI, 3D Printing for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing
NTU Singapore and Hyundai Motor Group have entered into an agreement to conduct a series of joint research projects focusing on advanced solutions for the manufacturing of electric vehicles and to develop future mobility solutions.
27 Aug 2021
Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications
Scientists have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery.
17 Aug 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat
Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
16 Aug 2021
Flexible Material That can Stiffen on Demand
Scientists have developed a new type of 'chain mail' fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
2 Aug 2021
Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
12 May 2021
An Electrifying Way to Seal Broken Blood Vessels
A team of researchers has developed a device that offers a quicker and less invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically-activated glue patch applied via a minimally invasive balloon catheter.
21 Apr 2021
New Perovskite Fabrication Method for Large-Scale Production
A new, simpler solution process for fabricating stable perovskite solar cells overcomes the key bottleneck to large-scale production and commercialization of this promising renewable-energy technology, which has remained tantalizingly out of reach for more than a decade.
5 Apr 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk
Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
2 Apr 2021
CRISPR Based COVID-19 Test Detects the Virus Even When it Mutates
A team of scientists has developed a diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which is used widely in scientific research to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function in human cells under lab conditions, and more recently, in diagnostic applications.