Latest Yonggang Huang Stories

Disappearing Biocompatible Electronics
2012-09-28 11:33:00

Transient electronics are electronic devices that gradually disappear on a specified schedule, whether it is within a few days or six months.

Electronic Tattoo Monitors Brain, Heart and Muscles
2012-01-30 09:52:29

Imagine if there were electronics able to prevent epileptic seizures before they happen. Or electronics that could be placed on the surface of a beating heart to monitor its functions.

2011-03-07 14:17:39

In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias.

2011-01-17 22:22:55

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature of a zoom capability, unlike the human eye.

2010-09-20 22:53:56

Geckos are masters at sticking to surfaces of all kinds and easily unsticking themselves, too.

2008-11-20 11:45:35

They've made electronics that can bend. They've made electronics that can stretch - And now, they've reached the ultimate goal -- electronics that can be subjected to any complex deformation, including twisting.

2008-08-07 09:45:00

U.S. scientists have designed an eye-shaped camera that could enhance imaging of the human body and improve the performance of digital cameras. Researchers also hope the device could lead to the development of a bionic eye.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.