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In this episode, we talk about how researchers are developing a sticker that can conduct ultrasound tests along with a machine learning powered robotic solution for choosing chemical proteins when developing new drugs and biofuels or recycling plastics.

Podcast: Ultrasound Scanning Stickers & Autonomous Protein Discovery

Phosphors or QDs for color conversion in LCD and microLED ? Which will win? This is an evolving technology space to watch. Here, it is shown that phosphor technology is evolving, enabling not just red but also green narrowband color conversation with small particle sizes compatible with microLEDs

Phosphors or QDs for color conversion in LCD and microLED ?

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Molecular particle free inks can offer extreme formability and stretchability, allowing the design and production of 3D shaped and/or in-mold electronics parts with extreme curvatures and complex shapes.

Complex 3D Electronic Shapes with Particle-Free Inks

As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the Moon to live and explore, capabilities for space-based manufacturing of sensors, circuits, and other electronics will become increasingly critical. Recent microgravity flights have helped to advance cutting-edge methods for 3D printing of electronics

Microgravity Testing Advances Space-Based Printing of Electronics

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Meet the two scientists behind the IpsiHand, an innovation approved by the FDA in 2021 that is helping patients debilitated by stroke move again

A helping hand

Engineers 3D print materials with networks of sensors directly incorporated.

New programmable materials can sense their own movements

Metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding have their advantages and disadvantages, but how do you pick the process that's right for your next manufacturing or repair project?

MIG vs TIG welding: Picking the right process for joining metals

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Bipolar junction transistors find a variety of applications in different electronic equipment. The article would help readers understand and appreciate the engineering marvel which forms the base of almost every complex electronic device that exists today.

NPN vs PNP BJT Transistor: Understanding the basics

Painting is a great way to take your PLA 3D prints to the next level. Here’s what it takes to post-process and paint your 3D models.

Your Guide to Painting PLA 3D Prints

The rigid, flex and rigid-flex PCBs are all types of printed circuit boards. The rigid PCB is the traditional board and the base from which the other two variations came about, in response to industry and market needs. Flex PCBs introduced versatility to PCB fabrication and rigid-flex combines both for increased performance. Learn more about these board types, their benefits, disadvantages, and applications in this article.

Printed Circuit Boards: Differences Between Rigid, Flex, and Rigid-Flex PCBs

By modeling the conditions of an entire wind farm rather than individual turbines, engineers can squeeze more power out of existing installations.

A new method boosts wind farms' energy output, without new equipment

Carnegie Mellon engineering researchers develop a groundbreaking process to 3D print tiny microscale ice structures for applications in biomedical engineering, advanced manufacturing, and possibly in art.

3D printing ice

The sophisticated artificial skin sweats where and how much the researchers want it to. This was reported in an Angewandte Chemie article by Danqing Liu and first author Yuanyuan Zhan.

Artificial skin sweats on command

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and other institutions have developed a Flashover Prediction Neural Network (FlashNet) model to forecast the lethal events precious seconds before they erupt.

AI May Come to the Rescue of Future Firefighters

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