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.
Improving stability and optical properties of perovskite films
Metal halide perovskites are regarded as next generation materials for light emitting devices. A recent joint-research has developed a new and efficient fabrication approach to produce all-inorganic perovskite films with better optical properties and stability, enabling the development of high colour-purity and low-cost perovskite LEDs with a high operational lifetime.
Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time
Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time.
Robotic surgery through a single entry site
The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world's first multi-specialty clinical trial using the "Single Port Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical System". More than 60 patients underwent single port robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery as part of this trial and demonstrated that multiple procedures could be performed through a single entry site.
Robotic millipede for drug delivery
A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.
World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics
A research team has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics.
Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones
Scientists in Hong Kong and China have combined a semi-transparent arrangement of anodes and cathodes with a transparent electrolyte to make the first ever photoluminescent microbattery that can simultaneously act as a power supply and a full-colour display.
Knitting electronics with yarn batteries
Researchers have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut into pieces and still work.
Therapy robots a step closer to reality
Tiny remotely operated robots could be designed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach areas of the human body, research suggests.
Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitors
To make supercapacitors fit for future electrics demands like, for example, wearables and paper electronics researchers are searching for ways to endow them with mechanical flexibility.
Space technologies improve surgeries back on earth
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a novel surgical robotic system that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical trauma and is safer than currently available robotic systems.
Promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Solar cells made out of lead sulfide quantum dots could eventually offer a cheaper, more flexible alternative to ones made using silicon, but they are currently much less efficient.
Exploring Opportunities for Printed Electronics in East Asia
There have been three billion-dollar success stories in printed and organic electronics so far - and in each Asia has been a key driving factor.
ASU and University of Hong Kong advance flexible electronics
ASU is already a leader in developing flexible electronics through its Flexible Display Center, created in 2004 through a cooperative agreement with the United States Army Research Laboratory.
Scientists lay out plans for efficient solar energy harvesting
Solar power could be harvested more efficiently and transported over long distances using tiny molecular circuits, according to research inspired by new insights into natural photosynthesis.
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia
Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms - from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks.
Nanosilver improves organic diodes
Organic Resonant Tunnelling Diodes ORTD may lead to improved printed memory, analog oscillators and RTD based circuits.
More on printed electronics in Hong Kong
Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx continues his report from Hong Kong on just a few examples of printed electronics and energy harvesting developments in this vibrant city.
Printed and thin film electronics in Hong Kong
Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx meets a few of the people working on printed electronics and allied matters at the historic University of Hong Kong.