Air Race E one year on
From work beginning on the first electric airplane with the University of Nottingham to the announcement of a huge global partnership with Airbus, things have gone from a few notes on a piece of paper to a brand-new sport being created.
Printed Electronics Europe: Where Suppliers Meet End Users
Over 2,500 people will attend Printed Electronics Europe, part of the world's largest series of events on printed, flexible and hybrid electronics, which will be held on 10 & 11 April at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin.
Creating New Products From Printed Electronics
Printed, flexible and organic electronics is an enabling set of technologies, comprising of many components that are at different stages of commercialisation and maturity.
Frankfurt Laser Company
Frankfurt Laser Company are an international distributor of laser diode products and a custom laser solution provider.
Rolls-Royce tests hybrid aero propulsion system
Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realising their ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation, with successful ground tests of a hybrid system.
First commercial drone deliveries to vessels
In partnership with Airbus, Wilhelmsen's shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marks the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage.
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!
The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Polymer aerogels get nearer to high volume production
The aerogel market is dominated by silica-based materials; IDTechEx Research calculate this to be over 98% in 2019 by revenue.
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
AI for smarter forest management
Down on the ground, it isn't possible to get a full understanding of the richness of resources in a given forest area or predict any potential risks to the health of plants and trees. Comprehensive, manual surveying and data collection of forested areas can take months, with considerable strain placed on budgets and manpower.
Royole, Airbus enter partnership on flexible electronic technologies
Royole Corporation and Airbus China Innovation Centre have formally signed a strategic memorandum of understanding. The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in various environments and investigate the possibilities for commercial cooperation.
Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr
Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two
The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi Concept
This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. In the first public test flight, the flight module accurately placed a passenger capsule on the ground module, which then drove from the test grounds autonomously.
2018 saw a significant step for aerogels in consumer electronics
2018 saw a significant step for aerogels in consumer electronics - but what is an aerogel? The Dell XPS 13 launched at CES 2018 and included the use of a material called silica aerogel for improved thermal performance. Aerogels are often dubbed "space-age technology" with most internet searches directing the reader towards use cases in the NASA stardust probe and Mars Rover, but the history, material diversity, and commercial status are very different.
Anisoprint has developed a continuous fiber 3D Printing process. Dr Fedor Antonov (CEO) spoke with technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.