24 Aug 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing
Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
8 Jun 2021
Neotech-AMT, developers of equipment for manufacturing 3D printed electronics, announced its involvement in an EU funded project called 'AMPERE'. This will develop reliable and scalable hybrid additive manufacturing methods for producing multi-functional mechatronic systems.
2 Jun 2021
This start up in the Netherlands leverages research AT Eindhoven University of Technology in solar cars.
26 Apr 2021
18.6% Efficiency Near Infrared Transparent Perovskite Solar Cell
Researchers have realized a 18.6% efficient highly near infrared transparent perovskite solar cell. When combined in a four terminal tandem configuration with an efficient Panasonic crystalline silicon (c-Si) cell or with a Miasolé flexible CIGS cell, delivers new record power conversion efficiencies of 28.7% and 27.0%, respectively.
17 Aug 2020
Aquatic Robots can Remove Contaminant Particles From Water
Scientists have developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis.
6 Jul 2020
Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries
Researchers have developed a system to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries, used in renewable energy storage. The electrodes are made from chitin, a polysaccharide found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects.
1 Jul 2020
Artificial Skin Heals Wounds and Makes Robots Sweat
A smart surface that can actively and repeatedly release and reabsorb substances by environmental stimuli.
26 Jun 2020
Artificial Synapse Works With Living Cells
Researchers have tested the first biohybrid version of their artificial synapse and demonstrated that it can communicate with living cells.
17 Feb 2020
Steady-Handed Robot Succeeds in Delicate Microsurgery
The first in-human trials of robot-assisted supermicrosurgery using a dedicated robotic platform are reported in a pilot study in Nature Communications.
27 Nov 2019
Swarm of Smart Marbles to Inspect Pipelines
A swarm of marbles that flows through your intestines in order to detect thickening. It sounds like science fiction, but it's closer to reality than you might think. Engineers have developed sensors that are able to inspect hard-to-reach or even inaccessible environments.