3 May 2021
Solar Powered Desalination Unit Shows Great Promise
Scientists in China report the development of a highly efficient desalination device powered by solar energy. The device consists of a titanium-containing layer, TiNO, or titanium nitride oxide, capable of absorbing solar energy. The TiNO is deposited on a special type of paper and foam that allows the solar absorber to float on seawater.
30 Apr 2021
Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables
A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
22 Apr 2021
Combining Light, Superconductors Could Boost AI Capabilities
As artificial intelligence has attracted broad interest, researchers are focused on understanding how the brain accomplishes cognition so they can construct artificial systems with general intelligence comparable to humans' intelligence.
12 Nov 2020
Improving High-Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries with Carbon Filler
Lithium-ion batteries are the major rechargeable power source for many portable devices as well as electric vehicles, but their use is limited, because they do not provide high power output while simultaneously allowing reversible energy storage.
6 Oct 2020
Kyocera: Ceramic materials for 5G
Kyocera offers a broad line of semiconductor packages and assembly services based on advanced ceramic and organic material technologies.
18 Aug 2020
A Swedish public company focused on silicon-based single-packaged AiP radar solution.
18 Aug 2020
Calterah Semiconductor Technolog
Calterah Semiconductor Technolog - company background by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
14 Jul 2020
Automotive Radar: Golden Era of Innovation and Growth
Radar uptake in vehicles will continue its increase, driven both by an increase in the number of adopting cars and by the radar content per vehicle. Both trends are driven by the increasing adoption of ADAS and will be sustained and strengthened in the longer term by the emergence of highly automated or autonomous driving.
12 Jun 2020
mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies
Electronic packaging will play an important role in enabling higher frequency - e.g., mmWave - electronics. In particular, as the frequency goes up, the antenna spacing shrinks, the need to have large antenna arrays for gain as well as beam forming purposes increases; and the imperative to cut down transmission loss including by placing components closer together inside a package dramatically grows
13 Apr 2020
Personalised Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cells
Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental sensing tendencies of bacteria mean they can navigate toward certain chemicals or be remotely controlled using magnetic or sound signals.
24 Feb 2020
Highly Sensitive Sensors Enhance Human Touch
People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to manipulate soft tissues. Astronauts are also hampered by heavy spacesuits and find it difficult to work with equipment while wearing heavy gloves.
24 Jan 2020
Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity
Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities.
21 Jan 2020
Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey
Most robotic gripping mechanisms to date have relied on humanlike fingers or appendages, which sometimes struggle to provide the fine touch, flexibility or cost-effectiveness needed in some circumstances to hold onto objects. Recent work looks to provide a path forward for gripping robots from an unlikely source -- the doughnut-shaped sea anemone.
7 Jan 2020
Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards
Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for accelerated degradation do not include field tests. While some testing facilities have made data available, much of the data needed to make business decisions for PV is not available publicly.
15 Nov 2019
Radars: Key Technology Trends Towards 4D Imaging Radars
These are exciting times for radar technology. Many changes are taking place. In this article, we outline some key trends from the recent IDTechEx report "Radars 2020-2030: Technologies, Future Trends, Forecasts".
15 Nov 2019
Spray Painting Fiber Bandages Onto Wounds
With newly developed technology, medical personnel can manufacture a bandage with drug-delivery capabilities directly onto a wound.
25 Oct 2019
New IDTechEx Research Report: Radars 2020-2030
Radars evolve towards 4D imaging with improved resolution and object detection AIs, surpassing $15Bn as forecast by IDTechEx Research in their latest report on the topic, covering ADAS and autonomous driving, 4D imaging radars, semiconductor technology, low insertion loss materials, advanced packaging, deep learning, object detection/ classification/ tracking.
24 Oct 2019
3D Printing, Bioinks Create Implantable Blood Vessels
A modified triple-coaxial 3D cell printing technique allows fabrication of multilayer blood vessels that have the unique biomolecules needed to transform into functional blood vessels when they are implanted.