Portable generator powers small safety devices

The compact, lightweight device generates electricity when shaken and can power 100 LEDs. A new stick-like, water-based device can convert energy from movement into...

Tiny electric generators could accelerate wound healing

Researchers are working to overcome challenges in order to bring wearable, electric, wound-healing devices to clinical practice. Tiny dressings that generate electricity in response to...

Improving machine learning for materials design

A quick, cost-effective approach improves the accuracy with which machine learning models can predict the properties of new materials. A new approach can train a...

Copying the small structures of Salvinia leaves

Researchers at Jilin University, China, reviewed recent progress in the study of Salvinia leaves and their artificial replicas. Several plants and animals have evolved...

Submerged sensors to control wearable electronics

Scientists in Korea make hand-drawn and flexible pressure sensors that can control a phone from underwater Flexible and waterproof sensors that could unlock new...

Hydrogel holds life-giving cells longer

An injection made of a hydrogel containing stem cells could treat damaged tissue following a heart attack. Heart muscle becomes damaged and cardiac function...

Stimulating blood vessel formation with magnets

Magnetic field could boost blood vessel growth to regenerate damaged tissue. Magnetic field can be used to stimulate blood vessel growth, according to a...

Spinning electricity from heat and cold

A new device harvests two types of energy during the daytime, making it cool on one end and hot on the other, to generate...

Better memristors for brain-like computing

Scientists are getting better at making neurone-like junctions for computers that mimic the human brain's random information processing, storage and recall. Fei Zhuge of...

Dye-based device sees the invisible

Devices that can see shortwave infrared light, which is invisible to the naked eye, could soon become cheaper and more accessible to a broader...

Putting a spin on Heusler alloys

A review on the latest research of the various types of Heusler alloys summarizes the field's main achievements up to 2020. A study published in...

Size matters: Bimodal imaging receives nanoparticle enhancement

A nanoparticle's size is fine-tuned to offer high-resolution images before and during surgical procedures. Scientists have found a way to control the size of special...

Elastomers develop stronger bonds of attachment

Elastomers are the soft, elastic materials, like gels and rubbers, that are found in automobile and airplane parts, in sports equipment, and are used...

Materials coloured like a peacock

Materials inspired by the colour changes in a peacock's feather could lead to anti-counterfeit and sensing applications. Melanin-like compounds can be precisely designed and arranged...

Micropillar compression for finding heat-tolerant alloys

Metals containing niobium silicide are promising materials that can withstand high temperatures and improve efficiency of gas turbines in power plants and aircraft. But...

Using AI to predict new materials with desired properties

An artificial intelligence approach extracts how an aluminum alloy's contents and manufacturing Scientists in Japan have developed a machine learning approach that can predict the...

TANAKA Memorial Foundation Announces Recipients of Precious Metals Research Grants

The TANAKA Memorial Foundation's Representative Director, Hideya Okamoto, announced the recipients of the FY2019 Precious Metals Research Grants. Following a rigorous screening process, Gold Awards,...

Gaining more control over fuel cell membranes

More organization at the molecular level could improve the efficiency of membranes used in the hydrogen fuel cells that provide energy to electric cars...

Progress in Self-assembling Nanomaterials

Mimicking how the biological world arranges itself could help advance the next generation of nanomaterials. Tsukuba, Japan - (ACN Newswire) - Collaboration between material scientists, biologists and chemists...