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2018
26 Oct

World's first 3D volumetric circuit

Research on the 3D/volumetric circuit technology was borne out of the notion that a three-dimensional circuit offers more freedom to make circuits smaller, lighter and more efficient. 3D printing allows them to be manufactured into arbitrary form factors that can be integrated into any object or surface.
5 Aug

Wearable for battlefield trauma

Known as Batdok, a wearable technology allows a medic to efficiently monitor multiple casualties in the field using a smartphone or tablet. Adaptation for civilian applications will advance telemedicine capabilities, the company said.
18 Jul

Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black

Engineers are leveraging a partnership to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man.
1 Jan

Flexible system-on-chip for internet-of-things

As the ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with technology to connect, communicate and transfer information continues to expand, scientists are challenged to find ways to enable even more physical objects to become 'smarter' and connected.
2017
29 Aug

No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

An international research team has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.
15 Aug

Biosensor stimulates sweat even when patient is resting and cool

One downside to medical sensors that test human sweat: you have to sweat. Sweating from exertion or a stifling room temperature can be impractical for some patients and unsafe for others.
21 Jul

Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.
27 Mar

Worm-inspired material for soft robotics

A new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a marine worm.
27 Feb

Tricky landing uses fuzzy logic

The buzzword in drone research is autonomous — having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying.
2016
17 Nov

Self-powered mobile polymers

One of the impediments to developing miniaturized, "squishy" robots is the need for an internal power source that overcomes the power-to-weight ratio for efficient movement.
2015
15 Dec

Life saving wearable aids medics in the field

Imagine a future battlefield where an Air Force pararescue jumper treats seven wounded service members at once. He places sensors on their chests, arms and fingers, which immediately feed vital signs to a small wireless computer, no bigger than a cell phone, on his forearm.
6 Oct

Materials research for better energy storage

UES Inc has been awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the US Air Force for research and development efforts for the Soft Organic Functional Technology program.
7 Sep

New 3D nano-material enhances battery storage

The scientists' goal is to produce new materials for a host of uses, ranging from high-efficiency batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and hydrogen storage devices to lightweight thermal coatings for hypersonic jets, multifunctional materials for aerospace, and more.
27 Aug

Thin ribbon of flexible electronics can monitor health, infrastructure

A new world of flexible, bendable, even stretchable electronics is emerging from research labs to address a wide range of potentially game-changing uses.
2014
26 May

Electronic Band Aid to measure body performance through sweat

Creating "fuel gauges" for Airmen is the goal of a group of researchers at the 711 Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.