Category Archives: Innovation

New Study Seeks to Use Human Serum to Detect Heart Attacks

A new study, led by Prof. Jaesung Jang at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has developed a new sensor for early detection of heart attack in humans.

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

University of Wisconsin—Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

KAIST Team Develops Semi-transparent Solar Cells with Thermal Mirror Capability

A Korean research team has created semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that demonstrate high-power conversion efficiency and transmit visible light while blocking infrared light, making them great candidates for solar windows.

New concept turns battery technology upside-down

The new version, which substitutes a simple gravity feed for the pump system, eliminates that complexity. The rate of energy production can be adjusted simply by changing the angle of the device, thus speeding up or slowing down the rate of flow.

Small devices make a big impact

Zhenfeng Wang and colleagues from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), A*STAR have removed that obstacle by developing an efficient and scalable method to fabricate disposable plug-and-play microfluidic devices.

Antibacterial medical implants

The new material is designed to help healthy cells “win the race” to a medical implant, beating off competition from bacterial cells and thus reducing the likelihood of the implant being rejected by the body.