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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Smart diabetic footwear
Sensoria® Health and Optima Molliter will announce a partnership to create the first smart diabetic footwear product that will monitor a patient's compliance to the clinician's prescribed mechanical offloading protocol.
Robot that detects underground water leaks
Researchers are developing an autonomous robot that could quickly and inexpensively detect damage in water pipes — even those buried meters below the ground.
Engineers to develop intelligent, adaptive and resilient robot teams
The United States Army Research Laboratory has awarded a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent, and resilient teams of robots.
A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy
Scientists have long searched for the next generation of materials that can catalyze a revolution in renewable energy harvesting and storage.
Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer
Researchers have developed a computer program to detect cancer based on chemical modification of DNA circulating in blood.
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries
Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries — small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.