26 Oct 2021
New Record of 25.8% Conversion Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells
A research team has set a new efficiency record for a perovskite solar cell at 25.8% by forming an interlayer between electron-transporting and perovskite layers to minimize interfacial defects, contributing to the decrease in the power conversion efficiencies.
6 Sep 2021
SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
3 Sep 2021
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Implanted Cells That Release Drug
With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation.
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.
2 Mar 2021
Work on Sea Wall Begins for Landmark EWP-EDF One Wave Energy Project
Eco Wave Power has officially commenced preparation works for installation of floaters on the sea wall of the Port of Jaffa, Israel.
16 Feb 2021
New Technology Makes Foldable Solar Cells a Reality
With the recent development of foldable mobile phone screens, research on foldable electronics has never been so intensive. One particularly useful application of the foldable technology is in solar panels.
9 Feb 2021
Eco Wave Power Engineering Permit for EWP-EDF One Project
In a significant regulatory milestone, Eco Wave Power secured the engineering coordination permit from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa needed for the cement works and installation of ten floaters for the EWP-EDF One wave energy project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel.
25 Jan 2021
Squid Inspired Robot Swims with Marine Animals
Scientists have developed a flexible underwater robot that can propel itself through water in the same style as nature's most efficient swimmer - the Aurelia aurita jellyfish.
15 Dec 2020
New Partnership Brings Clean Energy to Indoor Farming
Move takes critical step to increase sustainability of indoor farming, while driving demand for more clean energy.
28 Oct 2020
Eco Wave Power Develops Wave Energy Power Plant Software
Eco Wave Power has developed a new software for real-time production verification. In addition to guaranteeing production efficiency, it also allows for the timely maintenance of the wave energy power plants.
10 Aug 2020
Scientists Knock out Squid Gene for the First Time
A team has achieved the first gene knockout in a cephalopod using the squid Doryteuthis pealeii—an exceptionally important research organism in biology for nearly a century. The team used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to knock out a pigmentation gene in squid embryos, which eliminated pigmentation in the eye and in skin cells (chromatophores) with high efficiency.
5 Aug 2020
Underwater Robots Reveal Daily Habits of Endangered Whales
Not all humans are morning people. Neither, according to a new study, are all sperm whales - at least when it comes to foraging for food.
3 Aug 2020
Flexterra develops and manufactures materials and formulations for organic and organic-metal oxide thin film transistors (TFTs) that can be used directly in existing fabrication lines (FABs) as well as for new printing manufacture. The first target market is active matrix backplanes, especially for electrophoretic displays, and simple circuits. This profile is based on an interview with Yu Xia, the VP of technology and customer support.
3 Aug 2020
Soft Robot Actuators Heal Themselves
Repeated activity wears on soft robotic actuators, but these machines' moving parts need to be reliable and easily fixed. Now a team of researchers has a biosynthetic polymer, patterned after squid ring teeth, that is self-healing and biodegradable, creating a material not only good for actuators, but also for hazmat suits and other applications where tiny holes could cause a danger.
7 May 2020
Graphene Biosensor Detects SARS-Co-V-2 in Under a Minute
According to many experts, early diagnosis and management are critical for slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Therefore, the race is on to develop diagnostic tests for the virus that are faster, easier and more accurate than existing ones.
16 Apr 2020
Ceramic Based Flexible Electrolyte Sheets for Lithium Metal Batteries
Researchers have developed a new method to make ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for lithium metal batteries.
14 Apr 2020
4500 Meter-Capable Underwater Robotic System Discovers New Species
An estimated 150-foot siphonophore-seemingly the longest animal ever recorded-was discovered during a month-long scientific expedition exploring the submarine canyons near Ningaloo, Australia. Additionally, up to 30 new underwater species were found by researchers from the Western Australian Museum aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor.
31 Mar 2020
DTechEx met with Phonak (part of Sonova) at their booth at the Showstoppers event at CES 2020. We discussed the latest products they were launching as well as the "hearables" space in general.
26 Mar 2020
The Worldwide Test for Covid-19
A look into the molecular diagnostic landscape.
26 Feb 2020
Smart Jumpsuit Provides Information on Infants' Development
A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.