smart tattoo

SciTech Now Episode 335

In this episode of SciTech Now, the Cahokia State Historic Site in Illinois is using new technology to unearth an ancient city; a team at Carnegie Mellon University is creating the next generation of wearable electronics; a look into a mighty marine microbe; and the white-nose syndrome that’s hitting west coast bats.

Engineering smart tattoos

From smartwatches to Bluetooth shoes, electronic wearable devices have exploded in popularity. Now engineers are working to create lighter, thinner, and more efficient electronics. A team at Carnegie Mellon University has even created a printable smart tattoo that can monitor body functions.