Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body then disappears
Jan 16, 2018
UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient's body.
3-D printing equipment in the field
Jan 16, 2018
What if our military could dramatically reduce the amount of materials and equipment held on the front lines by printing only what they need? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory ...
Novel 3-D printing technique yields high-performance composites
Jan 15, 2018
Nature has produced exquisite composite materials—wood, bone, teeth, and shells, for example—that combine light weight and density with desirable mechanical properties such as stiffness, strength and damage tolerance.
World's smallest wearable device monitors UV exposure
Jan 09, 2018
A Northwestern University professor, working in conjunction with the global beauty company L'Oréal, has developed the smallest wearable device in the world. The wafer-thin, feather-light sensor can fit on a fingernail and ...
Inkjet-printed thermite deposits energetic materials safely
Jan 08, 2018
Researchers have developed a method to deposit tiny amounts of energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics) using the same technology as an inkjet printer.
Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health
Jan 08, 2018
Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed.
Nanoscale cryptography method gains robustness from stiction
Jan 04, 2018
Most of the cryptographic methods that keep important data secure use complex encryption software, and as a result, consume large amounts of power. As more and more electronic devices are being connected to the internet, ...
New desalination method offers low energy alternative to purify salty water
Jan 03, 2018
Providing safer drinking water to those in need may be a little easier. According to Penn State researchers, a new desalination technique is able to remove salt from water using less energy than previous methods.
A glucose testing patch that doesn't require pricking the skin
Dec 21, 2017
A team of researchers from Tsinghua University working with People's Liberation Army Air Force General Hospital, both in China, has developed a two-stage patch that can be used to test glucose levels. In their paper published ...
Metal printing offers low-cost way to make flexible, stretchable electronics
Dec 20, 2017
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is ...