Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

As the old joke goes, what do you call a device that stores a lot of energy in a very small space? You call it “a bomb.” Aside from blowing things up, storing more energy is an important goal in improving everything from wearable health tech devices to...
NASA Offers Heartbeat Security Technology

NASA Offers Heartbeat Security Technology

“This is my heartbeat song and I’m gonna play it.” Kelly Clarkson may have been onto something when she wrote the lyrics to “Heartbeat Song.” The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently published details of a...
Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Healthcare resources are being stretched further and further, leaving holes in care that require novel approaches to address. Tasks that were performed by people in the past are now being handled by machines, and perhaps the most novel machines of all are the robots....
NC State Harvests Energy from Hot Bodies

NC State Harvests Energy from Hot Bodies

Research and developments in energy harvesting to power implants and wearables continues to explore fascinating technologies. We’ve written about harvesting energy from human knee motion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and from carbon nanotube yarn...