27 May 2021
3D Print Technology to Advance Dental and Facial Reconstruction
3D printing technology will be used to rebuild human teeth, bones and tissues at The University of Queensland's new Centre for Orofacial Regeneration, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (COR3).
23 Mar 2021
Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"
A research team has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of "blue energy".
8 Mar 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones
The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
24 Nov 2020
Magnetic Spray Turns Creates Millirobots for Biomedical Applications
An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray was developed in a joint research. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces. As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
18 Sep 2020
Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
14 Aug 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral
Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
22 Jul 2020
Photo-Rechargable Zinc-Ion Devices Merge Solar Cell and Battery Tech
Scientists have made a battery that can be directly charged in sunlight without needing an external solar panel. Clever design of the battery electrodes facilitates photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries that could find applications as cheap devices for off-grid solar farms.
16 Jul 2020
Merging Solar Cell, Liquid Battery Produces Long-Lasting Solar Storage
Chemists have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way to generate, store and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device.
9 Oct 2019
3D printing technique accelerates nanoscale fabrication a thousandfold
Using a new time-based method to control light from an ultrafast laser, researchers have developed a nanoscale 3D printing technique that can fabricate tiny structures a thousand times faster than conventional two-photon lithography techniques, without sacrificing resolution.
31 Jul 2019
Harvesting energy from the human knee
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed, that possibility might not be far out of reach.
21 May 2019
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.
26 Feb 2019
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.
25 Feb 2019
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.
17 Jan 2019
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.
28 Sep 2018
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.
22 Aug 2018
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.
21 May 2018
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.
4 Apr 2018
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.
28 Nov 2017
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.
5 Jul 2017
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.