9 Oct 2020
2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR Development
University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
5 Oct 2020
Harvesting Energy from Wind When Walking
Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers in China have designed a kind of "tiny wind turbine" that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk.
10 Aug 2020
Scientists Knock out Squid Gene for the First Time
A team has achieved the first gene knockout in a cephalopod using the squid Doryteuthis pealeii—an exceptionally important research organism in biology for nearly a century. The team used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to knock out a pigmentation gene in squid embryos, which eliminated pigmentation in the eye and in skin cells (chromatophores) with high efficiency.
21 Jul 2020
AI to Forecast Large-Scale Tropical Instability Waves
Large-scale oceanic phenomena are complicated and often involve many natural processes. Tropical instability wave is one of these phenomena.
18 May 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices
Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
30 Apr 2020
Fighting The COVID-19 Fire With Molecular Diagnostics Innovations
The need for universal and massive testing across the population has led to a race for technology innovations for COVID-19 diagnostics.
28 Apr 2020
Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 7 May 2020. Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics? will be presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Luyun Jiang.
7 Apr 2020
The Smallest Microelectronic Robot
The microelectronic robot is 0.8 mm long, 0.8 mm wide and 0.14 mm tall. To compare: a one cent piece has a diameter of around 16mm. The micro-robot is extremely flexible, motile and equipped with various functionalities.
1 Apr 2020
BYD's New Blade Battery Set to Redefine EV Safety Standards
BYD has announced the launch of the Blade Battery, a development set to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles.
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.