29 Nov 2021
Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail, Secure Grid
Trains have been on the sidelines of electrification efforts for a long time in theUS because they account for only 2% of transportation sector emissions, but diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5 billion in health costs, resulting in an estimated 1,000 premature deaths each year.
5 Oct 2021
New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics
A team of bioengineers has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one's wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
20 Sep 2021
Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells
Research has taken a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.
30 Aug 2021
Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?
Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
27 Aug 2021
Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications
Scientists have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery.
25 Aug 2021
Tiny Robot Earns World Record
The creator hopes his robots can someday be used to solve tricky engineering problems by emulating talented creatures like squid or mice that can seamlessly squeeze themselves like liquid into tight places. Biology, particularly insects, still surpass their robotic counterparts in almost every aspect, but he hopes to develop robots in the next decade that are significantly better at mimicking natural systems.
4 May 2021
Multidisciplinary Team Developing an Immersive Avatar System
A multidisciplinary team developing an immersive avatar system that enables remote human connection has advanced to the semifinals for the $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition.
29 Mar 2021
Scientists Create Model of an Early Human Embryo from Skin Cells
In a discovery that will revolutionize research into the causes of early miscarriage, infertility and the study of early human development - an international team of scientists has generated a model of a human embryo from skin cells.
26 Feb 2021
Brain Organoids Grown In Lab Mature Much Like Infant Brains
A new study finds that three-dimensional human stem cell-derived brain organoids can mature in a manner that is strikingly similar to human brain development.
2 Feb 2021
Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Jump-Starts Brains After Coma
The scientists used a technique called low-intensity focused ultrasound, which uses sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the thalamus, an egg-shaped structure that serves as the brain's central hub for processing. After a coma, thalamus function is typically weakened.
15 Dec 2020
Nanotech Energy produce graphene-based energy storage devices. IDTechEx spoke with Scott Jacobsen (Director of Business Development).
9 Nov 2020
Aleph Farms is an Israeli company working to create steaks and other structured meat products from cultured animal cells. At the Cultured Meat Symposium 2020, Neta Lavon, VP of R&D at Aleph Farms, gave an insight into the developments at the company.
8 Oct 2020
Nanotech Energy Launches EMI Shielding Product Line
Advanced Graphene Technology Creates Highly Conductive Coating for EMI-RFI Shielding and Heat Management
28 Aug 2020
Sintx Technologies is an OEM ceramics company developing and commercializing silicon nitride. In addition to biomedical and industrial applications, Sintx are now exploring silicon nitride as an antimicrobial material. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Sintx CEO Dr Sonny Bal on 13 August 2020.
30 Jul 2020
University of California in Nanoscale Study on Advanced Batteries
A team of scientists is set to unlock the inner workings of lead batteries with the help of nanoscale technology.
2 Jul 2020
Wearable-tech Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech in Real Time
Bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app.