19 Aug 2022
New Wearable Sensor Detects Even More Compounds in Human Sweat
If you have ever had your blood drawn, whether to check your cholesterol, kidney function, hormone levels, blood sugar, or as part of a general checkup, you might have wondered why there is not an easier, less painful way. Now there might be. A team of researchers has unveiled a new wearable sensor that can detect in human sweat even minute levels of many common nutrients and biological compounds that can serve as indicators of human health.
9 Aug 2022
TuSimple: Autonomous Trucks on the Verge of Commercial Deployment
TuSimple is one of the biggest and best-funded companies working on autonomous trucks. It has been expanding its network of autonomous compatible roads, making partnerships with potential commercial customers, and engaging in the most advanced stages of testing. In December 2021, TuSimple became the first company to operate a completely unmanned mission from Tucson to Phoenix in Arizona, US.
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.
8 Sep 2021
Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample
NASA's Perseverance rover has completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received data that confirmed the historic milestone. The core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for retrieval in the future.
16 Aug 2021
Flexible Material That can Stiffen on Demand
Scientists have developed a new type of 'chain mail' fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
11 Aug 2021
Blumio are a startup developing radar imaging systems for monitoring arterial pressure. IDTechEx interviewed their Co-Founder and CEO Catherine Liao at Cardio Wearables 2021.
11 Aug 2021
$100 Million Gift to Fund Space-based Solar Power Project
Caltech is announcing that Donald Bren, chairman of Irvine Company and a lifetime member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, donated over $100 million to form the Space-based Solar Power Project, which is developing technology capable of generating solar power in space and beaming it back to Earth.
30 Jul 2021
Metallic Glass Gears Up for 'Cobots,' Coatings, and More
Bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D printed metals.
Where are the robot assistants we were promised?
28 Oct 2020
iniVation offer event-based vision sensors and the associated software. These sensors enable ultra-low response latency, low data rates, high dynamic range, and low power consumption by having pixels asynchronously report whenever they experience a change in light intensity.
17 Aug 2020
Cypris Materials is an early stage company from California. They are commercializing a new method of printing colored inks that relies on co-polymers that self-assemble to create structural color rather than using dyes or pigments.
29 Jul 2020
Enthought enable the digital transformation of scientific industries through training and digital tools. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Michael Heiber (Application Engineer).
24 Jun 2020
Provivi is a California-based company that creates novel pest control methods based on insect pheromones. With over $100 million in private funding, Provivi is a fast-emerging player in the growing biopesticides industry.
12 May 2020
Sweat Powered Electronic Skin
The e-skin, made from soft, flexible rubber, can be embedded with sensors that monitor information like heart rate, body temperature, levels of blood sugar and metabolic byproducts that are indicators of health, and even the nerve signals that control our muscles. It does so without the need for a battery, as it runs solely on biofuel cells powered by one of the body's own waste products.
25 Mar 2020
Deep Learning for Mechanical Property Evaluation
A standard method for testing some of the mechanical properties of materials is to poke them with a sharp point. This "indentation technique" can provide detailed measurements of how the material responds to the point's force, as a function of its penetration depth.