Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather
Batteries are currently outpacing fuel cells in the technological race to power the electric vehicle. Lithium batteries keep getting cheaper, while fuel cells remain hampered by pricey, short-lived platinum catalysts. Researchers suggest that adding a bit more platinum—albeit in a novel form—could help fuel cell cars catch up.
Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting
CRISPR team harnesses new Cas12b enzyme for use in eukaryotic cells, adding to the CRISPR toolbox.
Gene-edited disease monkeys cloned in China
The first cohort of five gene-edited monkey clones made from fibroblasts of a monkey with disease phenotypes were born recently at the Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai.
Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors
Researchers have developed an easy way to make complicated arrays of microsupercapacitors that involves screen-printing them out of graphene ink. The simplicity and freedom offered by the approach will aid the development of new approaches to electronics and flexible devices.
New CRISPR-Cas9 variants can respond to viral proteases
Using a technique called circular permutation, researchers have created a new suite of Cas9 variants called Cas9-CPs, which will simplify design of Cas9-fusion proteins for diverse applications beyond simple DNA cutting, such as base editing and epigenetic modifications.
Founded in 2014, Sabine Technology Co., Ltd is a Chinese company which gathered innovative technology teams on acoustic, electrical, communications
Biosensor chip wirelessly detects disease
Researchers have developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism and wirelessly send the results in real time to a smartphone, computer, or other electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology.
Flexible micro-batteries developed for smart wearable electronics
Chinese scientists have developed flexible micro-batteries with high energy density and steady performance under extraordinary high-temperature.
Oxymem is an Irish start-up that develops, manufacturers and sells containerized membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) based wastewater treatment systems. In June 2018, IDTechEx interviewed Oxymem's Commercial Director John McConomy.
Unisound was founded in 9th June 2012. The headquarters is located in Beijing and the company has other offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. Unisound members mainly come from Shanda Innovations. Its speech recognition technologies come from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics
Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature, which may be used in flexible electronics.
Beijing Kexin Technology
Beijing Kexin Technology develops a series of speech related products such as speech recognition, multi-language audio signal processing module, etc.
Your gadget's next power supply? Your body
Searching for a power outlet may soon become a thing of the past. Instead, devices will receive electricity from a small metallic tab that, when attached to the body, is capable of generating electricity from bending a finger and other simple movements.