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Medical

Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.

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Nanotechnology

Novel Chemical Glucose Sensing Method Based on Boronic Acids and Graphene Foam

Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.

R&D
Medical

Wireless Activation of Targeted Brain Circuits

A research team has created wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies in under one second. The team used magnetic signals to activate targeted neurons...

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Electronics & Computers

Getting a Grip with ‘Necrobotic’ Spiders

An open-access study in Advanced Science outlines the process by which Preston and lead author Faye Yap harnessed a spider’s physiology in a first step toward a novel area of research they call “necrobotics.”

Features
Wearables

SHOW PREVIEW BIOMEDevice Boston 2022

BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

R&D
Materials

Copper Nanowires Combat Spread of Diseases

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers Develop Rapid Lab-on-a-Chip for Cancer, COVID Diagnostics

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

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Medical

Plant-Based Thermotherapy Patch

Additional applications include defogging/defrosting, wearable devices, industrial heat systems, sensors, thermochromic displays, and microfluidic chips.

R&D
Design

Micro Device Improves IVF Treatment

A first-of-its-kind device will allow more IVF clinics to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a treatment, while several IVF procedures, such as embryo culture, embryo cryopreservation,...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Keeping the Bugs at Bay

With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

How Miniaturized Liquid Flow Sensors Are Revolutionizing Subcutaneous Drug Delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

Facility Focus
Physical Sciences

University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering

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...

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Materials

“Flying Fish” Robot Propels Itself Out of Water and Glides Through the Air

A fish-inspired robot that can travel 26 meters through the air after takeoff could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments,...

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Medical

Self-Contained Device Isolates Biological Samples

A patented self-contained device for isolating deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA), proteins, and cells without using pipettes or centrifuges has been developed at NASA’s...

Briefs
Medical

Constructing 3D Models of Mineralized Tissue On-Demand

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

Articles
Software

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Portable Device Detects Foodborne Illness

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year from more than 31 recognized pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers...

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Test & Measurement

Rapid Agent Aerosol Detector for Biological Agents

Any space, enclosed or open, can be vulnerable to the dispersal of harmful airborne biological agents. Silent and near-invisible, these bioagents can sicken or kill living things before...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Novel Ink 3D Prints Bone with Living Cells

Scientists have developed a ceramic-based ink made of calcium phosphate to 3D print bone parts complete with living cells that could be used to repair damaged bone tissue. The 3D printer method is...

Briefs
Materials

3D Printing Creates Environmentally Friendly Material Made of Algae

Living materials made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix have gained popularity as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those...

Briefs
Materials

Nanocomposite Material Protects Against Intense Light

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...

R&D
Medical

Promising Brain Biosensor Monitors Health

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

NASA Spinoff
Green Design & Manufacturing

Combating COVID-19 with Clean Air Tech

NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Novel Biosensors Set to Revolutionize Brain-Controlled Robotics

A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.

R&D
Medical

Tiny Thermometer Measures Temperature in Nanopores

A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.

R&D
Nanotechnology

DNA Nanotechnology Tools Help Develop New Therapies

A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.

Global Innovations
Medical

Biosensor Monitors Disease Severity

Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues have designed a prototype biosensor that detects levels of ATP and lactates in a patient’s blood.

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Wearables

Researchers Develop Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

A Primer on Solid-State Lasers

See how solid-state lasers have grown and diversified over the years.