28 Apr 2021
Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics
Engineers have developed the world's first fully recyclable printed electronics. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer component — the transistor — created with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable electronics to help fight the growing global epidemic of electronic waste.
26 Apr 2021
Duke University (Recyclable Electronics)
Researchers at Duke University have developed a circuit made from fully recyclable printed electronics, including the transistors. This work, published in Nature Electronics, fits the growing interest in 'sustainable electronics'.
19 Apr 2021
AI Pinpoints Local Pollution Hotspots Using Satellite Images
Researchers have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block.
29 Mar 2021
Robotic Dragonfly to Detect Oil Spills and Acidity
Engineers have developed an electronics-free, entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly that can skim across water and react to environmental conditions such as pH, temperature or the presence of oil. The proof-of-principle demonstration could be the precursor to more advanced, autonomous, long-range environmental sentinels for monitoring a wide range of potential telltale signs of problems.
28 Dec 2020
Army Strengthens Future Tech with Muscle Bound Robots
Robotic systems packed with muscle tissue can produce never-seen-before agility and versatility, Army researchers said.
28 Dec 2020
3D Printing Used to Develop a new Instrument for Eye Imaging
OCT, or optical coherence tomography, produces slices of image data that can be stacked to produce a 3D representation of the tissue of interest. In the context of retinal imaging, it produces cross-sectional views of the retina that allow the ophthalmologist to readily visualize subsurface features of the retina that are much more difficult to visualize in two-dimensional en face, or top-down views.
26 Oct 2020
First 3D Printed Aneurysm to Improve Surgical Procedures, Treatments
A research team has become the first to produce a living, bioprinted aneurysm outside of the human body, perform a medical procedure on it and observe it respond and heal as it would in an actual human brain.
18 Sep 2020
Tracking Technology Will Help Fight Rhino Poaching in Namibia
Interactive software that "reads" and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to keep watch on the endangered species and help keep it safe from poachers.
24 Mar 2020
Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices
Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
18 Feb 2020
Origami Inspired Robots That Could fit in a Cell?
Imagine robots that can move, sense and respond to stimuli, but that are smaller than a hair's width. Building robots at such a small scale involves a lot more innovation than simply shrinking all of the parts of a normal robot.
16 Jan 2020
Machine Learning Shapes Microwaves for a Computer's Eyes
Engineers have developed a new method to identify objects using microwaves that improves accuracy while reducing the associated computing time and power requirements. The system could provide a boost to object identification and speed in fields where both are critical, such as autonomous vehicles, security screening and motion sensing.
9 Dec 2019
2D Dielectric Inks Suitable for Print-in-Place Electronics
A team have produced a two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride ink which has been used to fabricate flexible thin-film transistors.