Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launches
An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change.
Immerse are a company who provide an enterprise platform for VR training experiences. IDTechEX interviewed their Chief Marketing Officer, James Watson.
Chiton Mollusk Provides Model for New Armor Design
The motivations for using biology as inspiration to engineering vary based on the project, but the combination of flexibility and protection seen in the chiton mollusk was all the motivation necessary.
AllCell Technologies design and manufacture LI-ion battery packs. Their phase change material thermal management technology helps them produce lightweight and long lasting batteries.
Freight Farms is an agricultural technology company that manufactures "container farms", hydroponic farming systems retrofitted into upcycled freight containers. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with David Turina, Account Executive at Freight Farms.
Wearable Graphene Sensors Use Ambient Light to Monitor Health
Graphene coated with nanoparticles has been used to make wearable light sensors that measure the human pulse and blood oxygen levels from ambient light passing through tissue, offering a potential platform for health-care monitoring.
Swarm of Smart Marbles to Inspect Pipelines
A swarm of marbles that flows through your intestines in order to detect thickening. It sounds like science fiction, but it's closer to reality than you might think. Engineers have developed sensors that are able to inspect hard-to-reach or even inaccessible environments.
Electrospun Fibers Weave New Medical Innovations
Electrospinning was invented in 1902 and was first applied to textiles in the 1930s. But only now are researchers realizing its full potential.
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics
ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
Unique stretchable conductor
The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.
Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power
Nova Innovation has applied to develop a tidal energy array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia.
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
A battery that can be bent, stretched and twisted
Researchers have used stretchable materials to develop a battery that can be bent, stretched and twisted. For applications in bendable electronic devices, this is precisely the kind of battery they need.
Stretchy plastic electrolytes for new lithium-ion battery design
The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world's supply of cobalt and nickel - two metals integral to current battery designs - and sent prices surging. In a bid to develop alternative designs for lithium-based batteries with less reliance on those scarce metals, researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte.
Gerben Hilboldt appointed as CTO of Koolen Industries
Electric vehicle specialist Gerben Hilboldt has been appointed as chief technology officer of the Dutch clean energy solutions conglomerate Koolen Industries.
Quantum dots: changing and expanding application landscape
Quantum dots (QD) are a success story in displays. The current incumbent mode of integration is film type (enhancement film). The value chain for this is well-established. The technology can be integrated in large displays (TVs) from 27" to 98". This article provides a brief look at multiple key applications.
3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials
Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots
Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
Avantium is a spin-out from Royal Dutch Shell, founded to develop advanced catalysts to create more environmentally friendly materials. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core finds out about their latest activities in the world of biobased intermediates and polymers.