Future of wearable devices empowered by new stretchable battery

Wearable devices have garnered attention for their potential as sensors that could monitor various biomarkers, a means of drug delivery, medical devices and more. In order for these wearable devices to be functional and practical, they need to have batteries that are stretchable and highly deformable. While there has been research on how to improve Read more about Future of wearable devices empowered by new stretchable battery[…]

Cryobioprinting can give bioprinted tissue an extended shelf life

A new technique takes bioprinting — in which an ink of cells is printed, layer by layer, to form a structure — to a whole new, and icy level. Investigators from the Zhang lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a technology that they term “cryobioprinting,” a method that uses a bioink embedded with Read more about Cryobioprinting can give bioprinted tissue an extended shelf life[…]

Machine learning accelerate to discover new advanced materials

If everything moved 40,000 times faster, you could eat a fresh tomato three minutes after planting a seed. You could fly from New York to L.A. in half a second. And you’d have waited in line at airport security for that flight for 30 milliseconds. Thanks to machine learning, designing materials for new, advanced technologies Read more about Machine learning accelerate to discover new advanced materials[…]

Next-generation material for futuristic wearable sensors and artificial skin

Human skin bruises when the tissue and muscle in the area suffer trauma or become damaged due to an application of blunt force. However, when an object suffers an impact that is expected to damage, it is necessary to examine every inch of the surface of the material to understand the extent of the damaged. Read more about Next-generation material for futuristic wearable sensors and artificial skin[…]

A new unique technique making the batteries more efficient

A University of Central Florida researcher is working to make portable devices and electric vehicles stay charged longer by extending the life of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries powering them. Assistant Professor Yang Yang is doing this by making the batteries more efficient, with some of his latest work focusing on keeping an internal metal structure, Read more about A new unique technique making the batteries more efficient[…]

Development of haptic touch sensor that works by static electricity

Super-micro, low-power sensors and devices that can send and receive signals and information anytime, anywhere will become an integral part of people’s lives in a hyper-connected world driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). The question is how to continually supply electricity to the countless electronic devices connected to the system. This is because it Read more about Development of haptic touch sensor that works by static electricity[…]

The new composite materials breakthrough has direct implications for electric motors

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors. The research is aimed at reducing barriers to wider electric vehicle adoption, including cutting the cost Read more about The new composite materials breakthrough has direct implications for electric motors[…]

A new self-reinforced material

Inspired by how human bone and colorful coral reefs adjust mineral deposits in response to their surrounding environments, Johns Hopkins researchers have created a self-adapting material that can change its stiffness in response to the applied force. This advancement can someday open the doors for materials that can self-reinforce to prepare for increased force or Read more about A new self-reinforced material[…]

4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems! The nanoFIS 2020 conference focuses on essential capabilities required for the development of future Smart Systems that are core enablers for the digital transformation worldwide. The topics of nanoFIS 2020 comprise novel technologies, components and devices enabled Read more about 4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems[…]

€3.2 billion public support battery value chain

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (“IPCEI”) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven Member States will provide in the coming years up to approximately Read more about €3.2 billion public support battery value chain[…]

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A new automated system makes it easier for non-experts to create polymers

A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications Read more about A new automated system makes it easier for non-experts to create polymers[…]

New high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers

Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. Nature Communications published research conducted by Army-funded researchers at Northwestern University, who developed a set of design rules to guide how ribosomes, a cell Read more about New high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers[…]