Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier
The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
Graphene incorporated into fabric for washable, wearable power source
The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications.
James Clark Technologies to deliver the commercial HERU by 2020
UK greentech innovation, HERU, which uses resources such as uneaten food, single use plastics, nappies and coffee cups as fuel to heat water within commercial and domestic properties, has taken a major step to market with its first licence agreement.
Webinar Thursday 23 May 2019- Supercapacitors Markets
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23 May 2019 titled Supercapacitors Markets.
EVs: Update on lightweighting, thermal management, & safety solutions
IDTechEx have outlined some advancements in thermal management solutions and material opportunities in previous articles. This article will look to capture some additional information and provide an update on some of those hidden material opportunities.
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time
Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time.
Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components
A team of researchers has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing.
Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together
Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two
The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Dancing atoms in perovskite materials
A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized "hot" technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today's solar cells.
Multifunctional composite research highlights on show at Imperial
IDTechEx attended Imperial College's Composites Centre showcase event on 24th September 2018, which saw the centre open it's doors to a range of commercial, research and government organisations.
Imperial College Composites Centre
The research hub is a collaborative effort between the aeronautics, chemical, civil, design and mechanical engineering as well as chemistry and materials science departments. According to the composites centre, the industry was worth £2bn in 2015 and is expected to reach £12bn by 2030.