Research organization Mercari R4D and a team including students from the University of Tokyo have jointly developed an inflatable electric scooter that riders can stash away inside their backpacks.
Called Poimo, which stands for portable and inflatable mobility, the scooter comprises a body made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and detachable components including handles, wheels, a battery, and motor.
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that it is possible to use a type of fungus to soften wood to the point that it could be used to generate electricity.
3D printing technologies have evolved at an unbelievable pace resulting in everything from 3D printed meat, to 3D printed houses to even 3D printed guns. Now, a new study out of the University of Buffalo may just be the key to 3D printed organs.
Printed/flexible sensors offer multiple benefits relative to their more established rigid counterparts, including lower weight, flexibility/conformality, and potentially lower manufacturing costs since printing facilitates high-throughput continuous production methods.