News (Printed electronics)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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