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New smart contact lenses detect glucose levels in tears via simple color changes, eliminating electronics. Early research shows excellent accuracy in a self-contained system needing only occasional photo documentation.
Oct 17th, 2023
Researchers developed reusable titanium dioxide-based photocatalytic fibers decorated with gold nanoparticles, which showed exceptional ability in degrading water pollutants under UV light compared to commercial nanopowders. The innovation highlights the potential of rational fiber material design to improve efficiency and sustainability of photocatalysts for real-world water purification.
Oct 16th, 2023
Researchers incorporate graphene microtubes into hydrogel actuators, achieving up to 400% faster response and 4000% higher stress without sacrificing strength. The nanoengineered hydrogels enable untethered light and electrical control, overcoming key limitations to expand possibilities in soft robotics and biomedical devices.
Oct 13th, 2023
New ultra-thin graphene metalenses can focus light into exotic shapes like spirals and doughnuts. This enables advances in areas like optical trapping, microscopy, quantum optics and communications.
Oct 12th, 2023
Researchers use metal-organic frameworks in coatings for rapid nitric oxide release, killing bacteria on implants and preventing recolonization.
Oct 11th, 2023
Researchers have created an artificial synapse device that displays plasticity and learning ability by merging a photoelectric perovskite material with an organic ferroelectric polymer. The advance offers a pathway to intelligent electronics and insights into the brain.
Oct 11th, 2023
Inkjet printing techniques have yielded touchscreens that detect finger position and pressure in 3D. This breakthrough promises more intuitive interactions.
Oct 10th, 2023
Scientists developed novel piezoelectric composite 3D-printed scaffolds with shape memory that significantly improved bone regeneration in rodent models by mimicking electrical properties of natural bone.
Oct 9th, 2023