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26 Mar 2020

Perovskite Solution Aging: Scientists Find Solution

Perovskite solar cells have developed quickly in the past decade. But like silicon solar cells, the efficiency of perovskite solar cells is highly dependent upon the quality of the perovskite layer, which is related to its crystallinity.
25 Feb 2020

Smart Contact Lens for Point-Of-Care Eye Health Monitoring

A research group has developed a "smart" contact lens that can show real-time changes in moisture and pressure by altering colors. The "smart" contact lens can potentially be used for point-of-care diagnosis of xerophthalmia and high intraocular pressure disease.
20 Feb 2020

Fast-Charging, Long-Running, Bendy Energy Storage Breakthrough

While at the proof-of-concept stage, it shows enormous potential as a portable power supply in several practical applications including electric vehicles, phones and wearable technology.
31 Dec 2019

Thin Films with Tantalizing Properties

Scientists have created thin films made from barium zirconium sulfide and confirmed that the materials have alluring electronic and optical properties predicted by theorists.
30 Dec 2019

First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

Scientists have captured the first images of a new gene editing tool that could improve upon existing CRISPR-based tools. The team developed the tool, called INTEGRATE, after discovering a unique "jumping gene" in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
19 Dec 2019

SananBio US

SananBio is a Chinese-American horticultural lighting company that supplies the vertical farming industry. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with George Carter III from SananBio US about the company's RADIX hardware for vertical farming.
18 Dec 2019

Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

TSCs are emerging devices that combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. One of the valuable prospective applications of such devices is their integration into buildings, vehicles, or portable electronics.
12 Dec 2019


Stereotaxis develops robotic cardiology instrument navigation systems for performing endovascular procedures (such as catheter ablation) for the treatment of arrhythmias.
5 Dec 2019


IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Vivolight's International Sales Representative Johnny Jiang.
13 Nov 2019

Drone Designed to Inspect Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are rising rapidly around the world, continuously transforming city skylines. However, their repair and maintenance is becoming more and more difficult. So, who can safely perform the job?
6 Nov 2019


OSIGHT offer lidar modules. The company have launched several 2D lidar products and one 3D lidar product.
5 Nov 2019


iLidar offer lidar modules.
3 Oct 2019

New CRISPR class expands genetic engineering toolbox

Biomedical engineers have used a previously unexplored CRISPR technology to accurately regulate and edit genomes in human cells.
30 Sep 2019

Alibaba unveils its own AI chip

Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
25 Sep 2019

Novel biophotovoltaics system

Researchers have reported a novel biophotovoltaics system based on a synthetic microbial consortium with constrained electron flow. This BPV system can stably operate for more than 40 days, setting a new BPV longevity milestone.
18 Sep 2019

Welcome indoors, solar cells

Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online.
9 Sep 2019

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, researchers have deployed CRISPR for a completely different purpose: creating novel materials, such as gels, that can change their properties when they encounter specific DNA sequences.
23 Aug 2019

Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Everyone's talking about CRISPR-Cas. This biotechnological method offers a relatively quick and easy way to manipulate single genes in cells, meaning they can be precisely deleted, replaced or modified.
16 Aug 2019

Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

As a source of inspiration, aquatic creatures such as fish, cetaceans, and jellyfish could inspire innovative designs to improve the ways that manmade systems operate in and interact with aquatic environments. Jellyfishes in nature propel themselves through their surroundings by radially expanding and contracting their bell-shaped bodies to push water behind them, which is called jet propulsion.
15 Aug 2019

Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

A novel structural color soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities has been developed by a research team.