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The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. federal agency established by Congress in the NSF Act of 1950 "to promote progress of science," and "advance national health, prosperity, and welfare," and "to secure the national defense." NSF provides financial support for fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. The majority of the funds are provided to support basic research performed in U.S. academic institutions.
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2018
20 Feb

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the sun isn't shining and the wind doesn't blow.
20 Feb

Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters

Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost.
13 Feb

New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

A team of researchers has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.
12 Feb

New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
31 Jan

New thin transparent and lightweight touchscreen pressure sensor array

Researchers have demonstrated a new technology for 'force sensing' that can be added to any type of display, including flexible devices, and potential other uses go far beyond touch screen displays on mobile devices.
29 Jan

Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

One of the biggest unknowns for the future of Earth's climate is Antarctica, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet holds so much ice that if it collapsed could bring several feet of rising seas. A new partnership will use a robotic network to observe the conditions beneath a floating Antarctic ice shelf.
29 Jan

Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.
25 Jan

VLNComm

VLNComm, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the University of Virginia.
25 Jan

Next big breakthrough in robotics

While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.
24 Jan

Tactical Haptics

Tactical Haptics exhibited as part of the NSF pavilion in Eureka Park at CES 2018. They were demonstrating their latest configurable gaming controller containing frictional haptics. IDTechEx visited their booth.
23 Jan

Light-splitting greenhouse film

Engineers have received a $2.45 million grant to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.
9 Jan

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a research team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease.
4 Jan

Physicists take first step toward cell-sized robots

An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible?
2017
15 Dec

Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using light and heat

Silicon — the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors — is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating tiny silicon components that fit inside them has become more challenging and more expensive.
13 Dec

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
13 Dec

3-D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics

Imagine a bottle of laundry detergent that can sense when you're running low on soap — and automatically connect to the internet to place an order for more.
8 Dec

Engineers 3-D print a "living tattoo"

New technique 3-D prints programmed cells into living devices for first time.
7 Dec

Lena Biosciences

IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Lena Biosciences President & CEO Dr Jelena Vukasinovic on August 16, 2017. Lena Biosciences manufactures 3D tissue culturing scaffolds and organ-on-a-chip devices.
5 Dec

Helping hands guide robots as they learn

Like toddlers, robots can use a little help as they learn to function in the physical world. That's the purpose of a Rice University program that gently guides robots toward the most helpful, human-like ways to collaborate on tasks.
28 Nov

Engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms

A form of machine learning called deep learning is one of the key technologies behind recent advances in applications like real-time speech recognition and automated image and video labeling.
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