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28 Feb 2023
DiviGas is a start-up commercializing a membrane for hydrogen gas separation.
22 Aug 2022
Ultra-Thin Device Generates Electricity from Air Moisture
Imagine being able to generate electricity by harnessing moisture in the air around you with just everyday items like sea salt and a piece of fabric, or even powering everyday electronics with a non-toxic battery that is as thin as paper. A team of researchers has developed a new moisture-driven electricity generation device made of a thin layer of fabric - about 0.3 millimetres in thickness - sea salt, carbon ink, and a special water-absorbing gel.
1 Jun 2022
Signed a two-year R&D agreement in 2013 to work on a graphene-based composite for electrochemical energy storage for use in automotive and portable electronics.
27 Jan 2022
New Efficiency Record for Solar Cells
Researchers have set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials. This technological breakthrough paves the way for flexible, light-weight, low cost and ultra-thin photovoltaic cells which are ideal for powering vehicles, boats, blinds and other applications.
30 Dec 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics
Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
24 Dec 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery
Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
2 Dec 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring
Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
15 Sep 2021
Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones
SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
15 Jun 2021
A Single Device can Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearables
A major pain point facing the use of wearables is the issue of keeping these devices properly and conveniently powered. As the number of wearables one uses increases, the need to charge multiple batteries rises in tandem, consuming huge amounts of electricity. Many users find it cumbersome to charge numerous devices every day, and inconvenient service disruptions occur when batteries run out.
21 May 2021
Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester
Researchers have demonstrated that an array of electrically connected spintronic devices can harvest a 2.4 GHz wireless signal, which can be used to power and charge small electronic devices and sensors.
17 May 2021
New Creation Could Give Robots Human-Like Sense of Touch
Robots and machines are getting smarter with the advancement of artificial intelligence, but they still lack the ability to touch and feel their subtle and complex surroundings like human beings. Now, researchers have invented a smart foam that can give machines more than a human touch.
29 Mar 2021
Scientists Create Model of an Early Human Embryo from Skin Cells
In a discovery that will revolutionize research into the causes of early miscarriage, infertility and the study of early human development - an international team of scientists has generated a model of a human embryo from skin cells.