9 Feb 2021
Rapid, Reliable On-Site Drug Detection Using Wearable Sensor
Researchers have developed a wearable sensor that can detect illegal drugs in sweat by using a flexible, wearable sensor.
27 Jan 2021
Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature
Researchers have developed flexible thermoelectric devices with high power generation performance by maximizing flexibility and heat transfer efficiency. The researchers also presented a mass-production plan through an automated process including a printing process.
6 Nov 2020
A Material that Bruises Like the Skin?
Human skin bruises when the tissue and muscle in the area suffer trauma or become damaged due to an application of blunt force. However, when an object suffers an impact that is expected to damage, it is necessary to examine every inch of the surface of the material to understand the extent of the damaged.
17 Sep 2020
Photovoltaics that can be Applied like Paint
Researchers have successfully developed a high-efficiency large-area organic solution processable solar cell by controlling the speed at which the solution of raw materials for solar cells became solidified after being coated.
22 Jul 2020
Remote Specimen Collection Robot
The robot system is composed of a master device controlled by medical personnel and a slave robot that interacts with patients. The slave robot is equipped with a disposable swab, which retrieves samples from the nose and mouth of a patient, and moves according to the operation of the master device.
29 May 2020
Large Scale Stretchable and Transparent Electrodes
A research team has developed a large-scale stretchable and transparent electrode for the stretchable display.
15 Apr 2020
Safety Sticker Indicates Spoiled Food
Can we tell with the naked eye if any cold-chain food products that we have received have gone bad?
A cold-chain safety sticker has been developed, which indicates whether any cold-chain food products, such as fish, meat, and fruits and vegetables, have spoiled.
15 Apr 2020
Development of Attachable Sticker Type Rechargeable Batteries
As demands for lighter and smaller wearable devices and high functional IoT gadgets rise, there is a growing need for new technologies for power collection, storage, management.
1 Apr 2020
How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial
Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples.
12 Mar 2020
Roll-Up TVs and Bendable Smartphones: Choices for Flexible Electronics
A future with foldable, bendable, flexible and ultrathin electronics is fast becoming our present. The materials responsible for these consumer goods are typically polymers — plastics — that conduct electricity. To better understand this promising class of substances, scientists developed a technique that uses light to quickly and accurately test materials' conductivity — and potentially reveal behavior that other methods could not.
6 Mar 2020
Urban Use of Ultralight Flexible CIGS Thin Film Solar Cell
CIGS thin film solar cell: A kind of next-generation thin-film solar cell that can be fabricated on glass or (flexible) plastic substrate. This kind of solar cell shows high conversion efficiencies even with very a thin absorber layer with 1-2 μm thickness.
26 Feb 2020
CPI Partners with Canadian SME and National Research Council of Canada
CPI has announced the successful development of a scalable purification process for graphene oxide production in partnership with Graphene Leaders Canada Inc. a Canadian SME, and the National Research Council of Canada. This will overcome a key barrier to future large-scale production of GO, reducing costs and facilitating the adoption of GO to improve performance of industrial products.
20 Feb 2020
Robotic Hand can Handle Eggs, cut Paper with Scissors
The robotic hand can be easily mounted on a variety of robot arms, and offers the world's strongest grasping force against its own weight. It is expected that the use of robotic hands will be extended to industrial sites as well as everyday life.