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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.