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  • Cranking up the power setting may help some who use prosthetics November 8, 2018
    Amputees who use powered prosthetic ankles may be able to avoid the energetic costs typically associated with prosthetics by cranking up the power provided by their devices.
  • Electroanatomical mapping with non-thrombogenic, stretchable and active multielectrode arrays (MEAs) November 6, 2018
    To evaluate in vivo physiological functions, electrophysiological signals must be monitored with high precision and high spatial or temporal resolution. Ultraflexible, multielectrode arrays (MEAs) were recently fabricated to establish conformal contact on the surfaces of organs and to measure electrophysiological signal propagation at high spatial-temporal resolution. However, plastic substrates with a high Young's modulus incorporated […]
  • Permanent, wireless self-charging system using NIR band October 8, 2018
    As wearable devices are emerging, there are numerous studies on wireless charging systems. Here, a KAIST research team has developed a permanent, wireless self-charging platform for low-power wearable electronics by converting near-infrared (NIR) band irradiation to electrical energy. This novel technology can be applied to flexible, wearable charging systems without needing any attachments.
  • Smart mud to smooth the way for drilling wells October 2, 2018
    A model that simulates how drilling fluids, or muds, behave and influence the stability of oil wells has been developed by KAUST researchers. Their findings could inform new safety protocols and the design of novel drilling muds.
  • Transparent loudspeakers and mics that let your skin play music September 19, 2018
    An international team of researchers affiliated with UNIST has presented an innovative wearable technology that turns the user's skin into a loudspeaker. This breakthrough was led by Professor Hyunhyub Ko in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. Created in part to help the hearing and speech impaired, the new technology can be […]
  • Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note September 12, 2018
    What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death?
  • At last, a simple 3-D printer for metal September 4, 2018
    Used to produce three-dimensional objects of almost any type, across a range of industries, including healthcare, aviation and engineering, 3-D printed materials have come of age during the last decade. Research published in the journal Materials Today demonstrates a new approach to 3-D printing to fuse metallic filaments made from metallic glass into metallic objects.
  • Optogenetics – controlling neurons with light – may lead to cures for PTSD, Alzheimer's August 21, 2018
    Through the emerging field of optogenetics, a technology that allows genetically modified neurons in living tissue to be precisely controlled by means of light, scientists are attempting to gain a better understanding of how the brain works in hopes of discovering cures for debilitating neural disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Alzheimer's disease.
  • 'Smart' machine components alert users to damage and wear July 30, 2018
    Scientists at the United Technologies Research Center and UConn used advanced additive manufacturing technology to create 'smart' machine components that alert users when they are damaged or worn.
  • Artificial intelligence technology could help protect water supplies July 18, 2018
    Progress on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health.