Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures there are a number of ways broken skin happens. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an adhesive gauze bandage). This keeps it moist, limit pain, and reduces exposure to infectious microbes. A new, scalable approach to speeding up wound healing, developed based on heat-responsive hydrogels. Mechanically active, stretchy, tough, highly adhesive, and antimicrobial, active adhesive dressings (AADs). To close wounds significantly faster than other methods and prevent bacterial growth without additional apparatus or stimuli. https://glewengineering.com/engineers-add-new-updates-to-medical-advances-2019/ This technology has [...]
Solar Powered RV - Imagine a Trip Solar Powered RV - Imagine a trip around the country with no budget for fuel! Yes, this is possible now thanks to this impressive motorhome. The RV company has done something people couldn’t even dream of with this Iveco Daily Electric chassis. The RV is perfectly capable of offering you off-grid status. There are solar panels installed, not only on the roof but on each side as well, in total 334 square feet of thin-film solar panels which can deliver up to 3,000 watts of [...]
Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.
Though great on a hot day, an air conditioner is expensive, consumes a lot of energy, and often requires coolants that deplete ozone.
Alternatives for Polystyrene Foam, Made from petroleum, Styrofoam is used in everything from coffee cups, building materials and construction, transportation, and packaging industries. Made from toxic ingredients, depends on petroleum.
Instrument Fights Acne, Tyrell Inc., a Houston-based medical technologies company, accessed engineering support for a problem with redesigning a heating element for a hand-held acne-fighting device
Laser Imaging Video Camera, stumbling on something that had not been seen before: a video camera capable of seeing through flames, fog, dust, and virtually any other obscurant, even at night. Put together for a perimeter security system on the border, at a factory or a nuclear power plant, or on a military installation. Security not the original intent of this technology, which ultimately find uses in a number of fields. Conceived a decade prior as a tool that would allow firefighters and other first responders to see through smoke and [...]
Bringing your Dog to Work studies have shown that allowing dogs in the workplace can reduce work-related stress, improve morale and increase job satisfaction.
The Internet of Things - IoT Future Technologies mainstream by 2020 , the Internet of Things has kicked around amongst tech insiders as the next big innovation in home technology. In recent years, IoT has begun carve a niche for itself in everyday life. The growing adoption of systems like Google’s Home and Amazon’s Alexa. These devices will continue to integrate more aspects of the home into one harmonious system by utilizing the internet. Allowing a user to control anything from the air conditioning to their security via voice command and a [...]
A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors, has shown promise in a clinical trial.
A self-contained system called ULiSSES™ , winner of Tech Briefs Media Group's this year. Extends the life of organs to 24 hours, circulating oxygen instead of calling for the ice.
Rose inspired device, inexpensively collects and purifies water. The device, a new approach to solar steaming for water production.
Wearable Brain Machine Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair. Interacting with a computer, or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires. This work reports fundamental strategies to design an ergonomic, portable EEG system for a broad range of assistive devices, smart home systems, and neuro-gaming interfaces. Not to mention, primary innovation is in the development of a fully integrated package of high-resolution EEG monitoring systems and circuits [...]
Figure 1. Self Sufficient Home with Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Engineers combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power. While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has [...]
Figure 1. Solar Powered Cars in the Future Although a solar power car may not be commercially viable right now, there are ways that solar power can be added to existing designs to make vehicles more efficient. Material Scientist examine the pros and cons of this technology, it can continue to move forward in development to help save on fossil fuels, and the electric grid and pollutions. Solar-powered vehicles (Solar Cells ) have zero emission level, as they don’t utilize non-renewable resources and burn fuel. The electric motors generate electricity (See Figure 1.) that [...]
Material Scientist Ponder What to Do With Used EV Batteries As electric vehicles become mainstream, mechanical engineers and chemical engineers are trying to address the big environmental question: what do we do with the used lithium-ion batteries? The batteries used in electric cars are physically large, last 8 to 10 years, and will account for 90 per cent of the lithium-ion battery market by 2025. This will increase lithium demand fourfold, and more than double the demand for cobalt — two of their essential elements. The price of cobalt has [...]
Degradation of EV Lithium Batteries Battery degradation in Electric Vehicles (See Figure 1. to Right) leads to capacity fade, thereby shortening the vehicle’s possible range. Patterns are beginning to emerge and provide valuable insight into EV battery capacity and lifetime. Most drivers are retaining over 90% of original capacity Range Anxiety Some cars have a range of only 106 miles, equivalent to just over three times the average daily drive in the US. New Electric Vehicles are expected to have a range of up to 235 miles, a 220% increase, therefore, range is [...]