Smart textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors
Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user's smart phone and transmit all data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals. But as consumers wear increasing numbers of wearable devices, and as the data they transmit increases in sophistication, more innovative connection methods are being sought after.
Exceptional sense of touch for robots, prosthetics
Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, an artificial nervous system developed by a team of researchers.
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot
Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
Water resistant and self-healing electronic skin
Inspired by underwater invertebrates such as the jelly fish, researchers have created an electronic skin with similar functionality.
Could upcycled aerogel solve a burning issue?
Scientists have developed the world's first aerogel made from recycled plastics. Constructed from old soft-drink bottles, the aerogel could find useful applications in everything from sound proofing to oil spills, and could also be a novel way to combat the global plastic waste epidemic.
Asia's first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone
Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway - such as helicopters and quadcopters - are attractive for personal, commercial and military applications as they require less physical space and infrastructure compared to traditional fixed wing planes. A team from the National University of Singapore has achieved a major step forward in stretching the capabilities of quadcopter drones by powering the flight solely by natural sunlight.
Creating displays with richer colours
Researchers have developed a colour-enhancement film that could bring richer and more natural colours to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays.
Solid state electrolyte for batteries
Solid state electrolytes have attracted tremendous attentions in recent years due largely to their commercial applications for highly safe energy storage and large energy storage devices.
A graphene roll-out
MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene.
Cost effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene
A research team have developed an economical and industrially viable strategy to produce graphene. The new technique addresses the long-standing challenge of an efficient process for large-scale production of graphene, and paves the way for sustainable synthesis of the material.
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.
Kateeva appoints Marc Haugen as Chief Operating Officer
Kateeva announced that the company has expanded its executive team by appointing Marc Haugen as chief operating officer.
New Smart Water Assessment Network (NUSwan)
Maintaining water quality, especially in urbanized landscapes, is highly challenging since water bodies are exposed to varying sources of pollutants from urban run-offs and industries.
Manta ray robot swims faster and operates up to 10 hours
The nature-inspired robot could one day substitute traditional autonomous underwater vehicles
Research breaks new ground in memory technology
An international research team pioneered the development of a novel thin, organic film that supports a million more times read-write cycles and consumes 1,000 times less power than commercial flash memories.