10 Feb 2020
Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics
At the heart of any electronic device is a cold, hard computer chip, covered in a miniature city of transistors and other semiconducting elements. Because computer chips are rigid, the electronic devices that they power, such as our smartphones, laptops, watches, and televisions, are similarly inflexible. Now a process developed by engineers may be the key to manufacturing flexible electronics with multiple functionalities in a cost-effective way.
2 Oct 2019
Tunabot: First robotic fish to keep pace with tuna
Mechanical engineers have created the first robotic fish proven to mimic the speed and movements of live yellowfin tuna.
9 Aug 2019
IDTechEx spoke to Ophir Lotan, Head of Product and Implementation at TytoCare. This company has developed devices to connect patients to clinicians to provide remote home examination and diagnosis solutions.
31 Jul 2019
Technique could help engineer filter for polluted water & human tissue
Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes, a technique that could help engineer a filter for tainted water and human tissues.
12 Oct 2018
Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials
Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride — materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.
3 Sep 2018
AI can detect tumours
A study published in The Lancet Oncology establishes for the first time that artificial intelligence can process medical images to extract biological and clinical information.
25 Jan 2018
VLNComm, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the University of Virginia.
11 Dec 2017
Discovery could bring better efficiency to a new class of solar cells
Since the 2009 discovery of a highly energy-efficient class of solar cell materials known as HOIPs - hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites - researchers have been working to understand exactly how these promising materials tick at the molecular level, in order to improve the durability of their performance.
20 Oct 2017
Artificial pancreas performs well in clinical trial
During more than 60,000 hours of combined use of a novel artificial pancreas system, participants in a 12-week, multi-site clinical trial showed significant improvements in two key measures of well-being in people living with type 1 diabetes.
29 May 2017
A wearable brain scanner
The scanner can be "worn" like a helmet, allowing research subjects to stand and make movements as the device scans.
26 Jun 2015
New microchip improves future of self-powered wearable technology
Energy from your body heat and motion could fuel the future of preventative health care.
5 Jun 2015
Researchers measure thermoelectric behavior by 'Tinkertoy' materials
Researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework, a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting.
15 Apr 2015
The smallest autonomous computer
These devices are helping usher in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where people are connected to things and other people through the cloud and contain solar cells that power the battery with ambient light, including indoor rooms with no natural sunlight, allowing the computers to run perpetually.
28 May 2013
Solar powered wheelchair wins
The chair uses lightweight and robust materials and high-efficiency solar cells with custom-fabricated solar panels that encompass over one square meter when deployed without adding significantly to its length, width, height or weight when stored.
7 Sep 2012
$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices
Penn State, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University will collaborate on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it.
4 Jan 2012
New Energy appoints business partnering and scientific experts
New Energy Technologies, Inc. a developer of technologies for generating sustainable electricity, is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Scott R. Hammond as Principal Scientist, and Dr. Christopher M. Harris to the Company's Board of Advisors.
5 Sep 2011
Grants to advance energy harvesting computing
We are also fascinated by the prospect of building processors that can run without a battery because they can harvest all the energy they need from the ambient environment.