May 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a technique called Electrick that uses electric field tomography to turn virtually any surface—including toys, guitars, entire walls, tables, steering wheels, and even Jello—into an interactive touchpad.
May 16th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our electronic devices might become biodegradable in the future. Stanford researchers have created a biodegradable electronic device characteristic of human skin—flexible, self-healing, and degradable with the addition of a weak acid.
May 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Electroplating may soon be the newest process to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have devised a method to eliminate inactive materials in lithium cathodes, resulting in batteries that are 30% more powerful and less expensive.
May 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from the University of Minnesota and beyond may have found the ideal indium tin oxide replacement in a transparent perovskite oxide material that displays record high conductivity despite having a wide bandgap.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have devised a technique to convert recycled glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for next-gen lithium-ion batteries with the capacity to store almost four times as much energy as conventional anodes.
April 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Apple has published a patent, hinting that the back of its next iPhone may be made of a metallic glass material. The material is created using a micro-alloying process that combines metallic glass with a metal substrate, resulting in a smooth and durable finish.
April 14th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A Rutgers University research team has created a powerful and more efficient way to cool those tiny chips in computer devices using a combination of graphene and boron nitride.
March 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin is trying to revolutionize the battery world with a new and improved all-solid-state sodium-ion battery that has three times higher energy density than today’s lithium-ions.
March 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a procedure for fabricating ceramic foams that can be used to 3-D print cellular materials that combine both microscale and macroscale porosity.
February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Dow Electronic Materials has developed two-way LEDs that can both emit and harvest light—and may enable next-gen, smart touchless displays.