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Artificial muscle for soft robotics: low voltage, high hopes

Artificial muscle for soft robotics: low voltage, high hopes

Aug 31, 2016 United States
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a dielectric elastomer with a broad range of motion that requires relatively low voltage and no rigid components.
Webinar Tues 13 September - Microcontrollers,  Single-Board Computers

Webinar Tues 13 September - Microcontrollers, Single-Board Computers

Aug 31, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 13 September 2016 titled Microcontrollers and Single-Board Computers
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Heliatek successfully implements second phase of BIOPV pilot project

Heliatek successfully implements second phase of BIOPV pilot project

Aug 31, 2016 Singapore
The second phase of Heliatek's large pilot installation of its award-winning BIOPV pilot project has been successfully completed in Singapore.
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Thinfilm and Jones deliver automated application NFC OpenSense tags

Thinfilm and Jones deliver automated application NFC OpenSense tags

Aug 31, 2016 Norway, Canada
A joint initiative between Thin Film Electronics ASA and Jones Packaging Inc. has now enabled the automated application of Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense tags to paperboard pharma packaging on a Jones high-speed production line at the company's primary converting facility in London, Ontario, Canada.
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TactoTek advisory board brings industry connections

TactoTek advisory board brings industry connections

Aug 31, 2016 Finland
TactoTek, a leading manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics solutions has released the names of its Advisory Board, global business leaders supporting the strategy and growth of the business.
Interface engineering for stable perovskite solar cells

Interface engineering for stable perovskite solar cells

Aug 30, 2016 Italy
The lifetime of perovskite solar cells is significantly enhanced by using few-layer molybdenum disulphide flakes as an active buffer interface layer. Researchers show that interface engineering with layered materials is important for boosting solar cell performance.
Preliminary cytocompatibility studies for encapsulated OLEDs

Preliminary cytocompatibility studies for encapsulated OLEDs

Aug 29, 2016 Germany
Light therapy is an important means of promoting the healing of wounds. Difficult and protracted healing processes of the skin, such as are due to chronic and infected wounds, present a challenge for treating physicians and can be positively affected by exposure to light.
Low-temp production could mean cheaper, flexible smart windows

Low-temp production could mean cheaper, flexible smart windows

Aug 26, 2016 United States
Researchers have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even curved glass surfaces, will have the ability to control both heat and light from the sun.
Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Aug 25, 2016 Singapore
A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources.
Do flexible electrodes make life easier?

Do flexible electrodes make life easier?

Aug 24, 2016 Poland
A cell phone falls on the floor. It works, but the cracked screen resembles a spider's web. This and similar damage can be prevented by using flexible electrodes.
Printed sensor paste improves pianos

Printed sensor paste improves pianos

Aug 23, 2016 United States
Sensor paste technology that can be printed onto a PCB board can be used for musical instruments.
A flexible future for today's technologies

A flexible future for today's technologies

Aug 22, 2016 United States
Building highly complex flexible displays and X-ray detectors requires expertise in many areas.
Common soil bacteria creates nano sized conductive wires

Common soil bacteria creates nano sized conductive wires

Aug 19, 2016 United States
Scientists have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair.