Nanogenerator ‘scavenges’ power from their surroundings

Imagine a mobile phone charger that doesn’t need a wireless or mains power source. Or a pacemaker with inbuilt organic energy sources within the human body. Australian researchers led by Flinders University are picking up the challenge of ‘scavenging’ invisible power from low-frequency vibrations in the surrounding environment, including wind, air or even contact-separation energy Read more about Nanogenerator ‘scavenges’ power from their surroundings[…]

Wearable sensors printed directly on skin

Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat. Led by Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Read more about Wearable sensors printed directly on skin[…]

Cost-effective smart window technology

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an improved method for controlling smart tinting on windows that could make them cheaper, more effective and more durable than current options on the market. The research, led by Professor Mike McGehee in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is described in a new paper Read more about Cost-effective smart window technology[…]