World's first full-size, autonomous electric bus
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Volvo Buses have launched the world's first full size, autonomous electric bus. The single-deck Volvo Electric bus is 12 metres long and has a full capacity close to 80 passengers.
Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together
Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
Helping fuel cells beat the heat
A strategy for stabilizing silver films could make high-efficiency fuel cells usable in portable devices.
Bronxculture are a company looking to commercialise cellulose aerogels. Dr Mahesh (CTO) spoke with senior technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Synchronised 3D printing of concrete
Scientists have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete structure.
3D printed membranes have faster water flow than conventional filters
A 3D-printing facility to manufacture a new type of water treatment membrane.
Unlike conventional membrane-manufacturing processes that use acids to make polymers porous that function as filters, Nano Sun 3D-prints millions of nanofibers layered on top of each other, compressed into a thin membrane.
Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault
Research shows that using minimally invasive electrical currents on the prefrontal cortex can reduce the desire to carry out physical and sexual assault and increase the perception that such violence is morally wrong.
A robot autonomously assembles an IKEA chair
Scientists have developed a robot that can autonomously assemble an IKEA chair without interruption.
Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells
A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites. High quality films based on double perovskites, which show promising photovoltaic properties, have been developed.
Fish scale-derived collagen effective for healing wounds
Scientists have established that collagen derived from fish scales could be effective for various biomedical applications such as wound healing.
Customizable, fabric-like power source
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
3D Printer for electronics purchased by NTU Singapore
Nano Dimension Ltd announced that Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has purchased the company's DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer for electronics development.
Scientists make research 'jelly' grow more like biological tissues
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have found a way to direct the growth of hydrogel, a jelly-like substance, to mimic plant or animal tissue structure and shapes.
IDTechEx Show! Best Booth and Poster Awards
As part of the IDTechEx Show! which was held in Santa Clara on November 14 & 15, awards were presented to the Best Poster and Best Booth In Show.
Singapore's first robot masseuse starts work
The next time you visit a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic for a stiff back, don't be surprised if Emma the robot is your masseuse.
Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies
Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists have now devised a way to intercept these messages, which could be used to diagnose problems such as cancer or fetal abnormalities.