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NSF Supports Expanding Lab-On-Chip Integration, Manufacturing Center

Cadmim leadership

A new federal grant supports expansion of a research and development center developing techniques to make the manufacture and integration of microfluidic, or lab-on-a-chip, devices easier and less expensive. . . . → Read More: NSF Supports Expanding Lab-On-Chip Integration, Manufacturing Center

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Brain cell networks

A robotic system for home use to help people recovering from a stroke regain use of their upper bodies is in development by an engineering lab, rehabilitation hospital, and 2 companies in Texas. . . . → Read More: Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Wireless Solar Power, Data Transmission Designed for IoT

Solar cell measurement

A process for capturing light to power Internet of Things, or IoT devices, is shown to use the same solar cells to transmit data over an IoT system. . . . → Read More: Wireless Solar Power, Data Transmission Designed for IoT

Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Robotic skin

An engineering lab developed a way to integrate electronic sensors and motors into flexible materials, which can be added to inanimate objects to give them robotic functions. . . . → Read More: Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Rose Faghih

An engineering lab in Houston, Texas is developing techniques for assessing a person’s mental state by measuring changes in the skin’s chemistry using sensors worn on the wrist. . . . → Read More: Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Advanced Wireless Research Platforms in Development

Test networks for advanced research on wireless technology are being established in Utah and New York by an academic-industry consortium coordinated by National Science Foundation. . . . → Read More: Advanced Wireless Research Platforms in Development

Students Form Microsatellite Rocket Launch Company

Current and former Purdue University engineering students transformed their interest in rocketry into a new enterprise for launching small lower-cost satellites into low-earth orbit from high-altitude balloons. . . . → Read More: Students Form Microsatellite Rocket Launch Company

Cough Suppressant Produced from Engineered Yeast Cells

A bioengineering group created a process for producing a cough suppressant in the lab, usually derived from opium poppies, but instead from genetically modified brewer’s yeast. . . . → Read More: Cough Suppressant Produced from Engineered Yeast Cells