Transparent electronics research gains momentum
Intensive research is being carried out on transparent electronics, a new area of study that represents the merging of electronic and optical devices. Researchers have used computer simulations on the "Piz Daint" supercomputer to identify chemical elements that could drive forward research in this field.
3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer
Researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a "bionic eye" that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.
3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries
Engineers and medical researchers have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.
Ecology and AI
It's poised to transform fields from earthquake prediction to cancer detection to self-driving cars, and now scientists are unleashing the power of deep learning on a new field - ecology.
AI to identify, count, describe wild animals
Deep learning can automatically identify, count and describe animals in their natural habitats.
3D printing for heart valve disease
A new study examines the effectiveness of 3D printing technology and computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Researchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time, as shown on Printed Electronics World.
Invertebrates inspire first fully 3-D printed active materials
To overcome the material rigidity and actuation limitations in current robotic systems, a joint U.S. Army Research Laboratory and University of Minnesota research project sought inspiration from invertebrates.
Sensors printed onto leaves
Engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves and reveal when the plants are experiencing a water shortage. This kind of technology could not only save neglected houseplants but, more importantly, give farmers an early warning when their crops are in danger.
Robots offer key advantages in esophageal surgery
Based on what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, researchers say robotic assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (RATE) is effective and safe for a carefully selected group of patients.
A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth
Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an 'Unmanned ground vehicle' equipped with non-invasive sensor technology.