25 Sep 2020
Optomec Customer Carnegie Mellon Develops 10-Second COVID Test
Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor that can identify COVID-19 antibodies in approximately 10 seconds. The novel sensor is based on a special structure of tiny gold electrodes that are 3D printed using the Optomec Aerosol Jet process.
22 Sep 2020
Arieca create thermal materials based on a liquid metal embedded elastomer formulation with potential for specific applications including the semiconductor market.
29 Jul 2020
Which Way to the Fridge? Common Sense Helps Robots Navigate
A robot travelling from point A to point B is more efficient if it understands that point A is the living room couch and point B is a refrigerator, even if it's in an unfamiliar place. That's the common-sense idea behind a "semantic" navigation system.
24 Jul 2020
Battery Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight, Long-Range Electric Cars
In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles for hundreds of miles on a single charge, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in EV batteries with lithium metal anodes.
13 Jul 2020
Liquid X manufacture particle-free conductive inks and offer product development that utilizes these inks. Their target markets are primarily automotive, medical, sports/fitness and other consumer markets with a focus on smart textile and EMI shielding products.
9 Jun 2020
Robots Armed with UV Light to Fight Grape Mildew
Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.
27 May 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut
A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
19 May 2020
Ansatz AI use Hierarchical Machine Learning (HML) for materials informatics. IDTechEx interviewed their CEO and co-founder Prof Newell Washburn.
11 May 2020
Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet
Food plays a big role in our health, and for that reason many people trying to improve their diet often track what they eat. A new wearable helps wearers track their food habits with high fidelity.
7 May 2020
Citrine Informatics provide a materials informatics platform. IDTechEx spoke with Greg Mulholland (CEO and co-founder).
19 Mar 2020
Smart Wound Healing Patch: DARPA Awards $22 Million Grant
Neuroengineers and bioengineers are part of a national team that's developing "smart" technology that combines artificial intelligence, bioelectronics and regenerative medicine to regrow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
15 Nov 2019
AI Learns to Design
Big design problems require creative and exploratory decision making, a skill in which humans excel. When engineers use artificial intelligence, they have traditionally applied it to a problem within a defined set of rules rather than having it generally follow human strategies to create something new.