Tunable liquid-metal antennas

May extend frequency ranges for mobile devices
May 21, 2015

This image shows the antenna, feed, and reservoir (credit: Jacob Adams)

How to make continuous rolls of graphene for volume production

May 21, 2015

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New technology could fundamentally improve future wireless communications

Could increase data rates and network capacity, reduce power consumption, create cheaper devices, and enable global roaming
May 21, 2015

Novel full-duplex transceiver in the anechoic chamber (Credit: Sam Duckerin)

NASA new CubeSat concept for planetary exploration

Tiny satellites to venture out beyond the low-earth-orbit limit
May 20, 2015

Technologist Jaime Esper and his team are planning to test the stability of a prototype entry vehicle —the Micro-Reentry Capsule (MIRCA) — this summer during a high-altitude balloon mission from Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. (Credits: NASA/Goddard)

Will robot pets replace the real thing?

May 20, 2015

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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

Simple design mimics pumping mechanism of life-sustaining proteins found in living cells
May 20, 2015

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How to print stronger, bigger, conductive 3-D graphene structures for tissue engineering

Allows for graphene-printed scaffolds for regenerative medicine and other medical and electronic applications
May 20, 2015

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‘Natural’ sounds improve mood and productivity, study finds

May 19, 2015

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Wearables and electric vehicles may get boost from boron-infused graphene

May 19, 2015

Rice University scientists made this supercapacitor with interlocked "fingers" using a laser and writing the pattern into a boron-infused sheet of polyimide. The device may be suitable for flexible, wearable electronics. (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University)

The geometry of immune system cloaking

MIT scientists find the optimal size and shape to cloak implantable devices and avoid immune rejection
May 19, 2015

The sugar polymers that make up the spheres in this image are designed to package and protect specially engineered cells that work to produce drugs and fight disease. While on-site, they must remain undetected by the body’s natural defense system. However, the reddish markers on the spheres’ surfaces indicate that immune cells (blue/green) have discovered these invaders and begun to block them off from the rest of the body. Further experiments with the spheres’ geometry and chemistry will lead to better invisibility cloaking and longer lasting protection for these cell-based factories. (Credit: Courtesy of the researchers)

New graphene-like two-dimensional material could improve energy storage

May 18, 2015

Top view , illustrating the porous and layered structure of a highly conductive powder (Ni3(HITP)2), precursor to a new, tunable graphene analog. (Credit: Image courtesy of Mircea Dinc?, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Unraveling the mysteries of spider-web strength and damage-resistant design

May 18, 2015

Scientists at MIT have developed a systematic approach to research the structure of spider silk, blending computational modeling and mechanical analysis to 3D-print synthetic spider webs. (Credit: Courtesy of the researchers)

NASA challenges ‘makers’ to design 3-D printed habitats for deep-space exploration

May 18, 2015

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3D-printed aerogels enable new energy-storage and nanoelectronic devices

May 15, 2015

Lawrence Livermore researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing (credit: Ryan Chen/LLNL)

New evidence that electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing

May 15, 2015

After 10 days, the control would on the left and the ES treated on the right. (Credit: The University of Manchester)

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