Category Archives: Innovation

Madison-made electrolyte going big at global battery manufacturer

About three years ago, Silatronix finally attracted attention from the Japanese manufacturer, and since then has added staff in Japan to usher its electrolyte toward full production, scheduled for 2017.

Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces ‘Teslaphoresis’

Scientists at Rice University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call “Teslaphoresis.”

Microfilter allows non-invasive diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

A new method could allow physicians to diagnose fetal genetic abnormalities during pregnancy without the risks involved in current techniques.

Rice University students design force-testing device for makers of children’s 3-D printed prosthetics

Those who make 3-D printed prosthetic hands may come to rely on a printed palm Rice University students developed to help ensure that children get the most out of the devices.

Power from Sun and Rain

Chinese researchers have now introduced a new approach for making an all-weather solar cell that is triggered by both sunlight and raindrops.

Fluorescent Nanoparticle Tracks Cancer Treatment’s Effectiveness in Hours

Bioengineers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a new technique to help determine if chemotherapy is working in as few as eight hours after treatment.