Archive: August 2021


Extreme stretch for next-generation wearables

Flexible electroluminescent materials for wearable devices have been developed at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea.

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High-strength genetically engineered bacteria

Amyloid silk hybrid proteins have been turned into fibres that are stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks by engineers at Washington University in...

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Printed biosensor for internal recording and imaging

A patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in three dimensions using an automated printing system could be used by surgeons to localise critical...

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Improving vital signs readings with nanotube threads

Functions such as heart rate monitoring and continuous electrocardiogram readings can be enhanced by conductive nanotube threads stitched into regular apparel.

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Covid-19 has accelerated the need for non-contact monitoring

New York, USA-based Nanowear is currently running an expanded coronavirus (Covid-19) remote diagnostic research project with Hackensack Meridian Health Systems, the largest hospital system in...

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Biocompatible superglue for intestinal wounds

Empa researchers have developed a polymer patch that can be used to stably bond and seal internal injuries to the intestine.

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Giant power factor achieved with nanotube fibres

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibres and sewn into fabrics can become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other...

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The killer app for smart textiles

Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential end uses, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world.

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Captain Green Solar

Realising the promise of organic photovoltaics

A new, faster way for organic materials to redistribute sunlight energy could enable the next generation of organic solar cells to convert sunlight into electrical...

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Singapore scientists develop chain mail fabric that stiffens on demand

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the California Institute of Technology have developed a fabric-like material “chain mail” material that is flexible like...

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