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Self-powered stretchable thermometer can be integrated into soft robots, smart clothing

The next generation of soft robotics, smart clothing and biocompatible medical devices are going to need integrated soft sensors that can stretch and twist with the device or wearer. The challenge: most of the components ...

Engineering

Haptic feedback sleeve and goggles allow blind people to 'see' with their arm

Two researchers with the Center for Digital Technology and Management, Technical University of Munich, have developed a haptic feedback sleeve and goggle system that allows blind people to partially "see" with the skin on ...

Engineering

System recognizes hand gestures to expand computer input on a keyboard

Researchers are developing a new technology that uses hand gestures to carry out commands on computers.

Engineering

Breakthrough in separating plastic waste: Machines can now distinguish 12 different types of plastic

In contrast to common perceptions, plastic is in no way near one material. Rather, it is a combination of many materials (polymers) with different chemical compounds and additives such as pigments or fibers, depending on ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Swedish company offers a COVID pass that gets under the skin

Dystopian nightmare or a simple convenience? A Swedish company implanting microchips under the skin has is promoting its devices for use as a COVID-19 health pass in a country with thousands of early adopters.

Energy & Green Tech

First electric autonomous cargo ship launched in Norway

Zero emissions and, soon, zero crew: the world's first fully electric autonomous cargo vessel was unveiled in Norway, a small but promising step toward reducing the maritime industry's climate footprint.