Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.
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Katherine Bourzac's Stories
A new surgical adhesive is strong enough, and elastic enough, to seal a beating heart.
3M’s new silver nanowire films could lead to large, interactive, and ultimately flexible displays.
Prototype batteries that dissolve safely in the body could power ingested devices.
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.
Hard-drive maker HGST has tamed the manufacturing challenges to bringing high-capacity, energy-efficient helium-filled drives to market.
A carbon nanotube computer processor is comparable to a chip from the early 1970s, and may be the first step beyond silicon electronics.
Researchers demonstrate flexible graphene circuits speedy enough for cell-phone communication.
Paul Weiss ’80, SM ’80, is bringing together nanoscientists and neuroscientists to develop new tools for understanding the brain.
An early-stage company aims to commercialize new optical materials for denser data storage and better cancer treatments.