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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal healing.

Blog: Materials
We can learn a lot about innovation in technology by looking to the past.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have discovered a physical phenomenon that is the basis for a new material that has 150% better thermal conductivity than conventional materials used in...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don’t have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A team from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has developed a new family of two-dimensional materials that researchers say has promising applications, including in...

Facility Focus: Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, more commonly known as Penn Engineering or SEAS, offers programs that emphasize hands-on study of engineering...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Researchers have developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Researchers have developed technology to produce next-generation composite glass for lighting LEDs and smartphone, television, and computer screens. The technology was a step forward in perovskite...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

INSIDER: Medical

In a global first, scientists have demonstrated that molecular robots are able to accomplish cargo delivery by employing a strategy of swarming, achieving a transport efficiency five times...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Physicists at the University of Würzburg have propelled micrometer-sized drones significantly smaller than red blood cells, exerting precise control, using only light.

Briefs: Communications
3D nanometer-scale metamaterial structures hold promise for advanced optical isolators.
INSIDER: Medical

Engineers at UC Berkeley have developed a new technique for making sensors for wearable technology that enables medical researchers to prototype-test new designs much faster and at...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The information age created over nearly 60 years has given the world the internet, smart phones, and lightning-fast computers. Making this possible has been the doubling of the...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: Energy
A hybrid method enables 3D printing of self-powered wearable devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method fabricates 3D nanostructures for electronics, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Briefs: Wearables
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
Improving Lithium-Ion Batteries eBook

Raman spectroscopy has many advantages but the most important ones for battery applications are those that involve subtle changes in molecular structure or local chemical environments. This eBook...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Design of miniature optical systems could lead to future cell phones that can detect viruses and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
Briefs: Materials
Invisibly small nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun or other sources into energy.
Briefs: Materials
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes are used to create solar cells with unprecedented flexibility and resistance.