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21 Oct 2022

XO-NANO Smartfoam

XO-NANO Smartfoam specialises in additives for foams to give them new sensing or thermal properties. IDTechEx previously spoke to XO-NANO in November 2019. IDTechEx spoke to XO-NANO again in October 2022; since the previous interview XO-NANO has continued to develop its products, create some new applications, and expand the company.
22 Mar 2021

Facial Recognition System Requires Users to Make Faces

Using your face to unlock your phone is a genius security protocol. But like any advanced technology, hackers and thieves are always up to the challenge, whether that's unlocking your phone with your face while you sleep or using a photo from social media to do the same.
21 Oct 2020

Remote Control of Blood Sugar: Electromagnetic Fields Treat Diabetes

Researchers have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields for a few hours per day normalizes two major hallmarks of type 2 diabetes, according to new findings.
29 Nov 2019

XO-NANO Smartfoam

XO-NANO Smartfoam produce several additives for foams which enable sensing technologies or enhanced thermal properties. XO-NANO are a small company but with some key partnerships and rapidly increasing sales are hoping to grow in the coming years.
8 May 2019

Inflatable robots destined for space

Equipped with funding and support from NASA, mechanical engineers have built an inflatable robot made with fabric.
21 Jun 2018

Teaching robots to sort out their issues

Robots can help do a lot of things - assemble cars, search for explosives, cook a meal or aid in surgery. But one thing they can't do is tell you how they're doing - yet.
14 Aug 2017

Professors 3D-print first truly microfluidic lab on a chip device

Researchers are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.
25 Sep 2014

Electric car breaks 200 mph barrier to set new land speed record

An electric car built by Brigham Young University engineering students has once again set a world land speed record, this time besting the previous mark by nearly 50 mph.
12 Sep 2014

Solar power, origami-style

Researchers say origami could be useful one day in utilizing space solar power for Earth-based purposes.
6 Dec 2013

Yasa Motors

YASA Motors Limited is a thriving young company based in Oxford, England which specialises in very high power and torque density axial flux motors. A spin off from Oxford University, it was founded in 2009 and investment was initially from business angels and the founders. YASA Motors manufactures a highly differentiated advanced axial flux motor and generator based on its proprietary Yokeless And Segmented Armature (YASA™) technology.
19 Oct 2011

BYU-student-built electric car sets land speed record at Salt Flats

An electric car designed and built by Brigham Young University engineering students set a world land speed record for its weight class, averaging 155.8 mph over its two required qualifying runs, one of which was clocked at 175 mph.
31 Jan 2011

Color change confirms a new way to harvest energy from sunlight

Professor Richard Watt and his chemistry students suspected that a common protein could potentially react with sunlight and harvest its energy - similar to what chlorophyll does during photosynthesis.
6 Oct 2009

Fuel cell that harvests electricity from glucose and carbohydrates

Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a fuel cell that harvests electricity from glucose and other sugars known as carbohydrates.