Antennas of flexible nanotube films an alternative for electronics
Antennas made of carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications, according to researchers. They're also tougher, more flexible and can essentially be painted onto devices.
Dancing atoms in perovskite materials
A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized "hot" technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today's solar cells.
Projects drive biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals is pleased to announce a group of projects, designed to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing and workforce development in the United States.
Microrobotics for disaster recovery and high-risk environments
Partnering rescue personnel with robots to evaluate high-risk scenarios and environments can help increase the likelihood of successful search and recovery efforts, or other critical tasks while minimizing the threat to human teams.
A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery
A team of researchers has created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable, and intrinsically safe.
Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells
Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices.
Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass
If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns.
But once in a while, under just the right conditions, you get something entirely new: a futuristic alloy called metallic glass.
Mobility-based facial recognition for smart city security
NEC Australia has entered a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley vision analytics firm, CrowdOptic, to bring next generation security to smart cities.
Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper
Fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter, according to researchers. The antennas may offer practical advantages for aerospace applications and wearable electronics where weight and flexibility are factors.
Measuring fuel cell printing at a fast clip
If you're wondering when a hydrogen-powered car will become a viable option for you, take heart. A team may have overcome a significant hurdle to manufacturing hydrogen fuel cells by creating a way to check whether the expensive catalysts the cells need have been incorporated quickly and effectively.
Compelling evidence of ferroelasticity in perovskites
Crystalline materials known as perovskites could become the next superstars of solar cells.