A new law of physics opens the door to creating more reliable and functional haptic and robotic devices

Although robotic devices are used in everything from assembly lines to medicine, engineers have a hard time accounting for the friction that occurs when those robots grip objects – particularly in wet environments. Researchers have now discovered a new law of physics that accounts for this type of friction, which should advance a wide range Read more about A new law of physics opens the door to creating more reliable and functional haptic and robotic devices[…]

Efficient solar cells under analysis prediction

North Carolina State University-led researchers have developed an analytical measurement “framework” which could allow organic solar cell researchers and manufacturers to determine which materials will produce the most stable solar cells prior to manufacture. Organic solar cells have increased in efficiency over the past decades, but researchers and manufacturers still struggle with determining which material Read more about Efficient solar cells under analysis prediction[…]

Brand Reputation Tracker is a way of implementing value-brand-relationship framework

An international team of researchers has developed a framework for assessing brand reputation in real time and over time, and built a tool for implementing the framework. In a proof of concept demonstration looking at leading brands, the researchers found that changes in a given brand’s stock shares reflected real-time changes in the brand’s reputation. Read more about Brand Reputation Tracker is a way of implementing value-brand-relationship framework[…]

Assessing the environmental benefits of renewable energy

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that the environmental benefits of renewable power generation vary significantly, depending on the nature of the conventional power generation that the renewable energy is offsetting. The researchers hope the work will help target future renewable energy investments in places where they can do the most good. Read more about Assessing the environmental benefits of renewable energy[…]

Future of bionics with fully wireless implantable chip to stimulate the brain

Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current. The technology has been demonstrated successfully in rats and is designed for use as a research tool. “Our goal was to create a research tool that can Read more about Future of bionics with fully wireless implantable chip to stimulate the brain[…]