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2020
23 Jun 2020

3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
10 Jan 2020

Plant Based Pork From Impossible Foods

The food tech startup is providing an exclusive first taste of Impossible Pork -- a plant-based upgrade to the world's most ubiquitous meat. Impossible Foods is also launching Impossible Sausage, which debuts in late January at 139 Burger King restaurants in a limited-time test of the Impossible Croissan'wich.
2019
28 Mar 2019

Restoring hearing loss

A team of worldwide researchers have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.
15 Mar 2019

New graphene-based device first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

Researchers have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.
30 Jan 2019

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.
2018
3 Sep 2018

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.
13 Aug 2018

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.
20 Jul 2018

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.
11 Jun 2018

AI to identify, count, describe wild animals

Deep learning can automatically identify, count and describe animals in their natural habitats.
30 Apr 2018

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.
27 Apr 2018

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.
23 Apr 2018

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.
2017
21 Nov 2017

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.
14 Aug 2017

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.
11 Aug 2017

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.
12 May 2017

Thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells

A new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as more efficient solar cells.
12 May 2017

3D-printed bionic skin could give robots the sense of touch

Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.
11 May 2017

Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

Scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure of lasers and other devices that incorporate optics.
19 Apr 2017

3D printed patch can help mend a broken heart

A team of biomedical engineering researchers has created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack.
28 Feb 2017

Energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality

Researchers are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high-tech silicon nanoparticles.