Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots
Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
Low-cost method to create thin film electrodes for supercapacitors
Researchers have developed a new and inexpensive method to fabricate thin film electrode materials for supercapacitors that produce higher power at a lower cost.
Cytophone detects melanoma in earliest stages
A research team has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies.
Researching a new source of green energy
Research has shown that the motion of two-dimensional materials may be used as a source of clean, limitless energy.
Using natural motion of 2D materials as source of clean energy
Graphene is a seemingly impossible material. For years, scientists had theorized that lifting a single layer of carbon atoms from a chunk of graphite could produce the first two-dimensional material, which they called graphene.
Non-flammable graphene membrane developed for safe mass production
Researchers have discovered a simple and scalable method for turning graphene oxide into a non-flammable and paper-like graphene membrane that can be used in large-scale production.
Skin patch to treat peanut allergy
A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy.
Nickel graphene can be tuned for optimal fracture strength
Researchers found that nanocomposites composed of layers of nickel and graphene — a promising new material for flexible electronics devices — can be tuned for optimal fracture strength by manipulating the structural arrangement of the graphene sheets.
NextFlex America's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute
NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has officially welcomed its founding members.
Robotics to help blind and visually impaired to recognize objects
A hand-worn robotic device is being developed that will help millions of blind and visually impaired people navigate past movable obstacles or assist in their ability to pre-locate, pre-sense and grasp an object.
Higher solar-cell efficiency with zinc-oxide coating
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have achieved the highest efficiency ever in a 9 millimeter-squared solar cell made of gallium arsenide.
Smart Garments Provide Point of Care Diagnostics
The development of intelligent miniaturised biosensors capable of wireless communication will fundamentally change the way we monitor and treat patients with chronic disease and after surgery.
RFID update from Wal-Mart
As other pilots have also shown, using RFID to increase sales by reducing stock outs shows an excellent payback. Now, Wal-Mart claim a 16% reduction in out-of-stocks using RFID.