27 Mar 2020
Innovative Ventilator Device for COVID-19 Patients
Prisma Health has received emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for VESper, a unique ventilator expansion device that allows a single ventilator to support up to four patients during times of acute equipment shortages such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Produced using 3D printing technology, the device is developed with material already in use for medical devices and produced at minimal cost.
5 Dec 2018
Lasers could take 3D printing to next level
Cars that go more than 1,000 miles on a single fill-up and smartphones that can run for days without recharging are among the possibilities that could come out of a new research project that brings together 3D printing and laser processing.
13 Feb 2018
Researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation
Researchers are one step closer to wirelessly powering the world using triboelectricity, a green energy source.
24 Oct 2017
Product packaging that can power itself
Smart technology deserves smart packaging and a professor and an alumnus are combining forces to develop packaging so smart it can energize itself.
28 Sep 2017
Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device
The device is designed to take mechanical motion — like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand — and transform it into electricity, which can then power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators, among other things.
25 Aug 2017
Turning human waste into plastic
Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide into chemicals to make a new one.
29 Aug 2016
Defect-engineered graphene improves supercapacitors
Making clean energy a large-scale reality entails the integration of renewable energy generation technologies such as solar cells with energy storage devices.
29 Jun 2016
Bite counter new aid in tackling obesity
The Bite Counter device is worn like a watch and tracks wrist motion during eating.
7 Apr 2016
20-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles
A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system has achieved 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.
14 Apr 2015
New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants
A team of researchers has developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how gaseous fuel is turned into liquid fuel and help power plants burn coal and natural gas more efficiently.
6 Mar 2015
2015 FLEXTECH Conference
March 5, 2015 - San Jose, Calif. - 2015FLEX, the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition, successfully revealed the market pull for flexible electronics through keynote plenaries and focused technical sessions, while exhibits on the show floor attracted numerous end users. Held on February 23-26, 2015 - and for the first time at the Monterey, Calif. Conference Center - 580+ registrants saw first-hand demonstrations of end products, as well as new manufacturing tools and materials. The Flex Conference is sponsored annually by FlexTech Alliance.
15 Jan 2015
FlexTech Alliance announces 3 new development agreements
FlexTech Alliance has announced the awarding of several development agreements in the field of flexible, printed electronics.
17 Mar 2014
90% of heavy industrial EVs using regenerative braking by 2024
Energy harvesting is increasingly used in the tiniest electronic components right up to multiple KW lift and swingarm braking on huge construction vehicles where 1.5 KW thermoelectric harvesting is planned next. However, electrodynamics and photovoltaics are most popular so far, increasingly in combination, and application in vehicles is of increasing importance.
21 Nov 2013
Researchers develop novel technique to convert thermoelectric material
The current US energy economy and environment are increasingly threatened by fast-dwindling domestic reserves of fossil fuel coupled with severe environmental impact of fossil fuel combustion.