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Investments – Cheap Nanoparticles

22/05/2019 |

Darrell Mann

An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles – such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests – has been developed by researchers. The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit … Read More

Investments – Reforestation

24/04/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, … Read More

Investments – Programmable Materials

27/03/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Living organisms expand and contract soft tissues to achieve complex, 3-D movements and functions, but replicating those movements with human-made materials has proven challenging.

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher recently published groundbreaking research in Nature Communications … Read More

Investments – Liquid Crystal Elastomers

27/02/2019 |

Darrell Mann

A new material developed by University of Colorado Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to … Read More

Investments – Recycling Lithium Batteries

23/01/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Lei Pan’s team of chemical engineering students had worked long and hard on their research project, and they were happy just to be showing their results at the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) competition last April in … Read More

Investments – Smart Bandage

05/12/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Chronic skin wounds from burns, diabetes, and other medical conditions can overwhelm the regenerative capabilities of the skin and often lead to persistent infections and amputations. With the idea of providing an assist to the natural healing process, … Read More

Investments – Battery-Free Smart Toys

25/11/2018 |

Darrell Mann

It is often said that the majority of innovations start their lives in the war, sex or toy domains. This month’s investment candidate is looking like it will make the transition from great idea to important reality via … Read More

Investments – 3D-Printed Skin Sensors

28/10/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time. The technology could be used by soldiers on the battlefield … Read More

Investments – Piezoelectric Textiles

30/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Working up a sweat from carrying a heavy load? That is when the textile works at its best. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power, in cooperation with … Read More

Investments – e-Skin

29/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.

Electronic skin, known as e-skin, is a … Read More

Investments – Rotational 3D-Printing

25/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Harvard engineers have demonstrated a new 3D printing technique that allows the arrangement of short fibers in the printed material to be finely tuned. The spinning printer head gives the technique the name “rotational 3D printing,” and according … Read More

Investments – Roman Concrete

22/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I live near the sea. A few years ago, a storm washed away some of the jetty. The council repaired it. Four years later the area was cordoned off because the repair was eroding at an apparently precipitous … Read More

Investments – Silk Coating

01/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Food waste has an impact on food quality and safety, representing a loss of economic value and resources, and, a hindrance to economic development. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has estimated that one-third … Read More

Investments – Ultrasound ‘Drill’

29/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

‘Ultrasound can do anything’ part #455. One of my small paranoia’s in life is the potentially lethal effects of something as simple as a blood-clot. For almost as long, I’ve assumed that ultrasound ought to be a way … Read More

Investments – Bio-Ink

11/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Printed replacement human body parts might seem like science fiction, but this technology is rapidly becoming a reality with the potential to greatly contribute to regenerative medicine. Before any real applications, “bioprinting” still faces many technical challenges. Processing … Read More

Investments – Graphene Meta-Lens

23/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

On the quest for miniaturization, scientists at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), in collaboration with researchers from the University of Birmingham and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science … Read More