Using plant proteins derived from crop waste and spent grains adds new dimension to sustainable lab-grown meats.
A battery made from food makes edible electronics palatable
An edible and rechargeable battery to power devices used for GI tract monitoring, therapeutics, and analyzing food quality.
Using ice to make ultra-clean 2D materials
Using the adhesive properties of ice, researchers have developed a transfer method to move large sheets of 2D materials without breaking them.
Decisive push brings the first artificial intestine closer
Engineered tissue mimics the contractions of the small intestine to break down artificial materials simulating partially digested food.
4D printing “living” structures inspired by immortal jellyfish
4D printing produces a living polymer network that can be printed into 3D shapes and then broken down into its monomer units for reuse.
Flexible zinc-air batteries for wearable electronics
A novel hydrogel component could increase the life cycle of cheap, safe, environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient batteries.
Crawling Earthworm robots get a soft polymer boost
The replacement of rigid parts could help robots more closely mimic the humble worm to help them squeeze into tight spots.
siRNA therapies delivered with oral nanocapsules
Drugs based on nucleic acids are easily degradable and tough to deliver, but a way around this is to coat them in protective carrier.
Building a model brain using microfluidics and brain organoids
To mimic the the interconnected structure of the brain, model organoids can be connected together into larger assemblies.
Artificial leaf makes renewable solar fuels from thin air
Taking inspiration from plants, researchers demonstrate a proof-of-concept device that extracts hydrogen fuel from humidity using sunlight.