14 May 2021
Battery Breakthrough for Electric Cars
Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today's lithium-ion batteries fall short of what's needed — they're too heavy, too expensive and take too long to charge.
4 May 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Simon Chaput and Stuart Nixdorff of Boréas Technologies at the time of their launch of a new reference design for haptics in wearables. This profile describes that launch and other company updates.
19 Apr 2021
AI Pinpoints Local Pollution Hotspots Using Satellite Images
Researchers have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block.
8 Mar 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones
The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
4 Mar 2021
CRISPR Treatment Cuts Cholesterol in Mice by Up to 57% in one Shot
The genome editing technology CRISPR has emerged as a powerful new tool that can change the way we treat disease. The challenge when altering the genetics of our cells, however, is how to do it safely, effectively, and specifically targeted to the gene, tissue and organ that needs treatment.
3 Feb 2021
Peer-Reviewed Validation of Wireless Earbud for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nēsos announced the publication of data from a pilot clinical study demonstrating the power of its e-mmunotherapy platform in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The data, published in The Lancet Rheumatology, focuses on a clinical study evaluating the Nēsos developed e-mmunotherapy treatment in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients.
18 Jan 2021
Robotic Swarm Swims like a School of Fish
Fish-inspired robots coordinate movements without any outside control.
11 Jan 2021
Breakthrough Manufacturing Process for Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses
Researchers report on how they have developed a breakthrough sensor system and manufacturing process. The global team of engineers reveal that the new contact lens sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for diagnosing potential corneal disease and a glucose sensor for directly monitoring the glucose levels in tear fluid.
5 Jan 2021
Smart Cities Pivot to Water
Cities will make all their own food, fresh water, and electricity for reasons of empowerment, security, and cost.
10 Dec 2020
Earbud Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraines, Postpartum Depression
Imagine a future in which earbuds could harness the power of the brain to regulate immune function and treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and migraine. Such is the ambition of Nēsos,
a startup launching out of stealth today, following months of development. The team is pioneering a new method for the treatment of multiple diseases: via an earbud brain interface, proprietary electrical fields are delivered to the target brain areas that help control immune function.
17 Nov 2020
Bringing COVID-Net Radiography Screening AI to Hospitals
DarwinAI and Red Hat announced a collaboration to accelerate the deployment of COVID-Net—a suite of deep neural networks for COVID-19 detection and risk stratification via chest radiography—to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
3 Nov 2020
Carbon Engineering is a Canadian clean energy company working to commercialise Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. In October 2020, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham.
29 Oct 2020
Wearable Sensor to Help ALS Patients Communicate
People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis suffer from a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others.
27 Oct 2020
Remote Electrical Neuromodulation FDA Clearance for Migrane Sufferers
Theranica announced that its Nerivio medical device has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for an expanded indication encompassing acute treatment of chronic migraine in people 18 years and older.
17 Oct 2020
Machine Learning Uncovers Potential new TB Drugs
Computational method for screening drug compounds can help predict which ones will work best against tuberculosis or other diseases.
16 Oct 2020
Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen
Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.