12 Sep 2022
Unique Light Sensing 3D Printed Device Could Help People With Lupus
A team of engineers and doctors have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that is placed directly on the skin and gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flare-ups. The device could help millions of people worldwide with lupus and other light-sensitive diseases by providing access to more personalized treatments and information to determine what causes their symptoms.
24 Jun 2022
Analyzing Meta's VR Optics Future
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets' displays.
12 Jan 2022
First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
4 Nov 2021
Researchers Boost Human Mental Function with Brain Stimulation
In a pilot human study, researchers show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation.
25 Oct 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing
A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
9 Aug 2021
New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently
Researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a "stubborn" group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.
18 May 2021
Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients
Researchers have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.
19 Mar 2021
Lab-Created Heart Valves Can Grow With The Recipient
A groundbreaking new study shows for the first time that lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs for a year were capable of growth within the recipient. The valves also showed reduced calcification and improved blood flow function compared to animal-derived valves currently used when tested in the same growing lamb model.
25 Jan 2021
Possibilities for new Transparent Materials that Conduct Electricity
In groundbreaking materials research, a team has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.
28 Oct 2020
Treating Tinnitus with Electrical Stimulation
In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as "ringing in the ears." They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment.
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.
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.