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Imagine your car starting the moment you get in because it recognises the jacket you’re wearing. Consider the value of a hospital gown that continuously measures and transmits a patient’s vital signs. These are just two applications made possible by a new “body area network” -enabling fabric invented by engineers at the University of California, Irvine.

 


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Unique components should lend themselves to unique identification, allocation and tracking across their entire lifecycles for maintenance and other relevant purposes. Corporations like Siemens AG rely on RFID labels from Schreiner ProTech (Oberschleißheim, Germany) in automation projects of their customers in the automotive supplier industry.

 


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Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have successfully prevented lead from escaping damaged perovskite solar cells. The research effort is their latest work in addressing concerns about potential lead toxicity.

 


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The SPARTACUS research project as part of the EU research initiative BATTERY 2030+ has now been running for around a year. The project has successfully mastered the first milestones and project goals. On the way to sensor-based optimisation of charging times, range and service life for lithium-ion batteries, the SPARTACUS project team has worked on a number of partial aspects over the past 12 months. Now the individual components can be combined into a complete system.

 


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Identiv, Inc. (Fremont, California) recently announced a collaboration with OTACA Tequila, expanding smart packaging innovations with near field communication (NFC)-enabled authentication, product provenance and transparency, customer loyalty, and brand awareness. Identiv’s high-class NFC transponders connect consumers and brands into an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem where consumer engagement is present in each digital touchpoint.