17 Jul 2020
Artificial Muscle Made of Sewing Thread Enables Motion in Soft Robots
Many robotics researchers have turned to designing robots out of soft, compliant materials, for safety, resistance to damage, and better ability to exist in a human-driven world. But advancements in soft robots have been limited by their most important parts - what engineers call actuators, or the components that both move and control movement. In humans and animals, our actuators are our muscles, which respond to stimuli, and bend and contract in multiple directions.
5 Nov 2019
Small, Wearable Air Pollution Sensors
Every day, millions of workers head to their jobs and breathe any number of airborne chemicals, particles or vapors, all of which may or may not be affecting their health.
30 May 2019
Selenium improves thin film solar cells
The rows of blue solar panels that dot landscapes and rooftops are typically made out of crystalline silicon, the workhorse semiconductor found in virtually every electronic device.
10 Apr 2019
'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood
A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient's blood.
28 Apr 2016
Nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.
28 Oct 2015
New foam batteries could transform energy storage
Today's growing need for energy storage drives the requirement for a radical change in battery design and production.
2 May 2012
Natural clothing to harvest solar energy
Researchers are working to develop natural-fiber outdoor clothing that can charge MP3 devices, tablets, computers, GPS units and cell phones.
18 Mar 2009
iTi Corporation appoints John Spiers to Board of Directors
imaging Technology international (iTi) Corporation, has appointed technology innovator and entrepreneur, John Spiers to its Board of Directors.