3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality
Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication. The technology takes everyday materials like glass, wood and 3D printer plastic and engineers them to control, direct, and manipulate waves in uncommon ways, transforming metasurfaces into behaving like converging lenses for sound.
Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together
Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
Potentially life-saving health monitor
Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar, thanks to new wearable technology.
Physicists have breakthrough on brittle smartphone screens
Scientists may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smartphone screens.
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Researchers have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into 2D shapes such as letters and a heart.
Award-winning graphene battery could slash electric-car charging times
A student engineer from the University of Sussex has won a national car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionise electric vehicles.
Physicists develop new touchscreen technology
Physicists are at an advanced stage of developing alternative touchscreen technology to overcome the shortfall in the traditional display, phone and tablet material that relies on electrodes made from indium tin oxide (ITO).
Silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets
Research has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.
Research brings 'smart hands' closer to reality
Using your skin as a touchscreen has been brought a step closer after UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through the hand.