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2020
14 Apr 2020

A Better Redox Flow Battery

Scientists have developed a new battery that could solve the electricity storage problem constraining widespread use of renewable energy.
14 Feb 2020

Ultrasound Can Selectively Kill Cancer Cells

A new technique could offer a targeted approach to fighting cancer: low-intensity pulses of ultrasound have been shown to selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.
2019
27 Nov 2019

InVia Robotics

InVia Robotics is a CA, USA based start-up (2015) with an undisclosed amount of seed funding and around 10 employees. It offers a mobile robotic picker
8 Nov 2019

Water Battery Cuts Campus Electricity Use by 40% in Australia

A system that uses solar energy to provide air conditioning across an entire campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast has claimed a rather cool international award in Iceland.
16 Sep 2019

Personalised 3D printed tablets for children with rare disease

FabRx has successfully completed the world's first-in-human clinical study using their proprietary Printlets technology. This pioneering step brings the 3D printing of pharmaceutical products closer to the clinic with a promise in shifting pharmaceutical practice towards a personalised patient approach.
9 Aug 2019

3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
1 Aug 2019

Stimulation of the ear can help manage Parkinson's symptoms

A new study has shown that gentle, controlled stimulation of the ear canal can help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
26 Jun 2019

Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Using the new sensor, anyone from athletes in the field to researchers in the lab can record performance data and process it through one of three software platforms.
10 May 2019

$5.5 million to apply machine learning to geothermal exploration

The US Department of Energy announced up to $5.5 million for 10 new projects to apply machine learning techniques to geothermal exploration and production. Machine learning - the use of advanced algorithms to identify patterns in and make inferences from data - could assist in finding and developing new geothermal resources.
25 Apr 2019

Smart building materials that move

Smart building materials could revolutionize architecture, change the way buildings are constructed and ultimately reduce the building industry's massive carbon footprint.
4 Apr 2019

How to make self-driving cars safer on roads

It's a big question for many people in traffic-dense cities: When will self-driving cars arrive? But following a series of high-profile accidents in the United States, safety issues could bring the autonomous dream to a screeching halt.
18 Mar 2019

The better batteries that will power your phone - and a green future

Smaller, longer-lasting batteries would help lighten a soldier's load, so researchers are working to develop better batteries that weigh half as much as current power packs.
14 Feb 2019

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
12 Feb 2019

Cheaper way to light up OLED screens

Chemists have found a cheaper way to light up smartphone and TV screens, which could save manufacturers and consumers money without affecting visual quality. Copper is the answer, according to their study.
8 Feb 2019

3D printed tires and shoes that self-repair

Instead of throwing away your broken boots or cracked toys, why not let them fix themselves? Researchers have developed 3D-printed rubber materials that can do just that.
2018
19 Sep 2018

Decoding robotic surgery skills

Researchers are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons' robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons.
28 Mar 2018

Plant-inspired material could help clean up oil spills

Using 3-D printing researchers have successfully mimicked a biological phenomenon in plant leaves called the "Salvinia effect."
13 Feb 2018

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in under half a second

Thousands of animals including elephants, tigers, rhinos, and gorillas are poached each year. Researchers have long been applying AI to protect wildlife.
31 Jan 2018

New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool.
31 Jan 2018

Kateeva appoints Marc Haugen as Chief Operating Officer

Kateeva announced that the company has expanded its executive team by appointing Marc Haugen as chief operating officer.