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3D-printed cartilage cell implants thrive in baby mice

Somewhere in Sweden, a few lab mice have human cartilage cells living and growing within their bodies. A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy used a CELLINK 3D bioprinter to make hydrogel out of human-derived cartilage cells. They then implanted the …

Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while dissipating much more heat than it generates. The …

Super-Safe Glass Battery Charges in Minutes, Not Hours — NOVA Next | PBS

Who says that only young scientists make breakthroughs?<p>For John Goodenough, the 94-year-old co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, lightning appears …

Clean Energy

Tiny 'engine' turns natural gas into hydrogen

Here's the dilemma with hydrogen: fueling your car with the stuff is faster than charging an EV, but making and distributing it is inefficient and polluting. A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a four-stroke "engine" that converts natural gas (methane) into hydrogen from …

The world's first fully-manned hoverbike looks like a hell of a ride

Dubai might be getting its first batch of autonomous passenger drones this summer, but this Russian startup wants to fill up the sky with fully-manned hoverbikes.<p>Human-carrying drone manufacturer Hoversurf has built an impressive single-seat aircraft that not only has the capacity to lift you up in …

Drones

Soon Your Phone's Battery Will Last Three Months Thanks To A Huge Breakthrough

You can do just about anything you can think of with your smartphone, but you can't do it for very long. Really, the more powerful phones become, the …

University of Michigan

Wireless power transmission safely charges devices anywhere within a room

A new method developed by Disney Research for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as …

Nanotech

Tony Stark Has Jarvis. And Now IBM Has Havyn

Last October, 11-year-old Evan Spisak wandered down to his father’s basement workshop to help out on a weekend project, a time-honored tradition in …

Dubai announces passenger drone plans

<b>A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July, the head of the city's Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit.</b><p>The Chinese model eHang 184 has already had test flights, said Matt al-Tayer.<p>The drone can carry one passenger …

Drones

You Can Fold Up These Nearly Unbreakable Solar Panels And Take Them With You

Instead of one solid sheet, these highly portable panels are made from a pliable network of glitter-sized solar cells.<p>A typical solar panel–more than five feet long and encased in glass–isn’t exactly portable. But a new type of solar technology, miniaturized so that each cell is the size of a piece …

Clean Energy

Dubai aims to launch hover-taxi by July

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial …

Drones

Battery can be recharged with carbon dioxide

(Phys.org)—Researchers have developed a type of rechargeable battery called a flow cell that can be recharged with a water-based solution containing …

Clean Energy

New engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

Engineers have developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial -- an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature -- to act …

Open wide! Researchers develop medical sensors powered by stomach acid

Internal medical devices like pacemakers require reliable power but batteries are bulky and technology is transitioning to the nanoscale. Given the …

This cheap and easy lab-on-a-chip could save lives

Diagnosing diseases quickly and easily in poor regions<p>From detecting breast cancer to screening for HIV, surviving serious disease depends on early detection. When regular testing isn't available, lives are lost. But early detection often requires expensive lab equipment, and specialty training …

Breast Cancer

Digestible sensors are about to make medical diagnosis a cakewalk

Technology is taking leaps every moment. A new science fiction story is becoming possible every moment. At a time when <b>nanobots are learning to treat</b> …

The company behind Vespa built a cargo robot that follows you around

In the future, we won't just have autonomous drones zooming around over our heads — we'll share the sidewalks with rolling robots, tasked with …

Engineers develop 'smart glasses' that automatically focus on what wearer sees

So Mastrangelo and Hasan have created eyeglass lenses made of glycerin, a thick colorless liquid enclosed by flexible rubber-like membranes in the …

This submersible drone uses sonar and LED lures to hunt down fish for you

It’ll even film your catch in 4K<p>You’ve got to feel sorry for the fish that comes face-to-face with the PowerRay submersible drone. Unveiled at CES this year (but not yet on sale), the drone is designed to “redefine recreational fishing,” says creator PowerVision. Well, the basics will stay the …

World’s first solar panel roadway opens in France

The notion of paving roadways with solar panels to meet our energy needs is very appealing, but for the longest time it has remained largely a …

Stanford students discover how to build wires like Lego

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy have developed a way to make incredibly thin wires with extraordinary properties. Using diamondoids -- the smallest possible pieces of diamond -- the researchers have been able to build electrical wires that measure just three atoms …

Wolfprint 3D raises $500K to bring scanning pods to an airport near you

3D body scanning isn’t very exciting right now – you can’t really use your scan anywhere except maybe on Thingiverse where people can print you out and create a shrine to you (hint hint!). Wolfprint, however, wants to bring 3D body scanning to the masses by putting their pod-shaped scanners in …

All-electric Quadrofoil will soon allow you to fly on water – production is ready, says CEO

Quadrofoil, an electric boat startup based in Slovenia, has been teasing its battery-powered hydrofoil boat for a few years now and while it’s about a year behind on production, the company now sold its first 100 limited-edition boats, which it plans to deliver during the first quarter 2017.<p>We …

EmDrive: China claims success with this 'reactionless' engine for space travel

NASA also has high hopes for the theoretical engine<p>It's a piece of space tech that sounds almost too good to be true. The "reactionless" Electromagnetic Drive, or EmDrive for short, is an engine propelled solely by electromagnetic radiation confined in a microwave cavity. Such an engine would …

Space Travel

The 'Miracle Material' Strikes Again. Graphene Can Turn CO2 Into Liquid Fuel

Effective Electrocatalyst<p>Graphene is quickly becoming a Swiss Army knife of materials when it comes to the ever expanding applications. It can …

New device would use electricity to plug gushing wounds

Zapping your nerves to jumpstart the blood clotting process<p>For centuries, if a doctor wanted to stop a bleeding wound, he would use the tourniquet method: Tightly wrap a piece of cloth around the area, which would essentially cut off blood flow to and from the wound. That ancient practice is still …

Medicine

Fast fMRI tracks brain activity during human thought for first time

By significantly increasing the speed of functional MRI (fMRI), researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering …

Huawei unveils breakthrough graphene-assisted Li-ion battery

Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, has introduced a new graphene-assisted Li-ion battery which can withstand higher temperatures when compared with ordinary Li-ion batteries.<p>The new batteries are able to function at a temperature of 60°C (140℉), which is …

Breakthroughs

This drone gun knocks drones out of the sky gently, with radio waves

Who you gonna call? Dronebusters<p>Drones are flying bundles of sensors and radio waves, sometimes put to nefarious purpose. In Iraq, the insurgent group ISIS put this combination to deadly effect, killing enemies and assembling a small aerial arsenal. Small, deadly drones used to kill are relatively …

Drones

Portable river turbine could trigger a ‘riverlution’ in clean energy

There’s something about the idea of being off the grid and self-sufficient that taps deep into the pioneer spirit.<p>That’s a sentiment that Canadian …