14 Apr 2022
Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes
Given enough time and energy, the body will heal, but when doctors or engineers intervene, the processes do not always proceed as planned because chemicals that control and facilitate the healing process are missing. Now, an international team of engineers is bioprinting bone along with two growth factor encoding genes that help incorporate the cells and heal defects in the skulls of rats.
24 Mar 2022
Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets
The count of confirmed exoplanets just ticked past the 5,000 mark, representing a 30-year journey of discovery led by NASA space telescopes.
2 Mar 2022
Australian start up SPEE3D have developed technology for 3D printing metals called 'Supersonic 3D Deposition', otherwise known as cold spray.
1 Mar 2022
Raymor Industries is a small but longstanding company that specialises in the plasma torch process for the production of various nanomaterials. IDTechEx caught up with Dr Norma Mendoza and Jefford Humes.
18 Feb 2022
Gene Editing Breakthrough in Ticks to Help Combat Lyme Disease
Reducing tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, may now be possible thanks to two new gene editing methods. The methods could allow scientists to alter parts of the tick genome that are involved in harboring and transmitting pathogens.
25 Jan 2022
Device Wraps Around Hot Surfaces, Turns Wasted Heat to Electricity
The energy systems that power our lives also produce wasted heat — like heat that radiates off hot water pipes in buildings and exhaust pipes on vehicles. A new flexible thermoelectric generator can wrap around pipes and other hot surfaces and convert wasted heat into electricity more efficiently than previously possible.
6 Dec 2021
Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste
Manufacturers rely on rare earth elements, like neodymium, to create strong magnets used in motors for electronics including hybrid cars, aircraft generators, loudspeakers, hard drives and in-ear headphones. But mineral deposits containing neodymium are hard to reach and are found in just a few places on Earth.
24 Nov 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose
A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
18 Oct 2021
Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required
Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embedded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. Now, with a new wearable device, less intrusive glucose monitoring could become the norm.
15 Oct 2021
Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans
To collect accurate images of a patient's brain, the patient must be still and confined in a tube-like MRI scanner for a long period of time. To better assess their brain function and behavioral health, however, they should move naturally and freely during a scan. Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging with a stretchable, flexible material.
13 Oct 2021
Fusing Expert Knowledge and Deep Learning to Detect Sleep Apnea
Individuals who suspect they have sleep apnea — and the doctors who diagnose them — could soon have more effective way to automatically detect the condition at home, thanks to a new method.
11 Oct 2021
Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology
Silicon is a staple of the digital revolution, shunting loads of signals on a device that's likely just inches from your eyes at this very moment. Now, that same plentiful, cheap material is becoming a serious candidate for a big role in the burgeoning battery business. It's especially attractive because it's able to hold 10 times as much energy in an important part of a battery, the anode, than widely used graphite.
28 Sep 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Venk Varadan, Co-Founder and CEO of Nanowear. They are developing a new type of nanotechnology-based sensing material in textile, with applications in AI-based remote diagnostics applications.
10 Sep 2021
Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue
Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.
7 Sep 2021
Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices
Graphene, hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity, could advance flexible electronics according to researchers.
26 Aug 2021
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University has developed an innovative optically-driven method of selectively applying conductive ink to complex geometries and textured surfaces.