23 Mar 2021
Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"
A research team has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of "blue energy".
22 Jul 2020
Photo-Rechargable Zinc-Ion Devices Merge Solar Cell and Battery Tech
Scientists have made a battery that can be directly charged in sunlight without needing an external solar panel. Clever design of the battery electrodes facilitates photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries that could find applications as cheap devices for off-grid solar farms.
9 Oct 2019
3D printing technique accelerates nanoscale fabrication a thousandfold
Using a new time-based method to control light from an ultrafast laser, researchers have developed a nanoscale 3D printing technique that can fabricate tiny structures a thousand times faster than conventional two-photon lithography techniques, without sacrificing resolution.
31 Jul 2019
Harvesting energy from the human knee
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed, that possibility might not be far out of reach.
17 Jan 2019
Robotic surgery through a single entry site
The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world's first multi-specialty clinical trial using the "Single Port Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical System". More than 60 patients underwent single port robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery as part of this trial and demonstrated that multiple procedures could be performed through a single entry site.
28 Nov 2017
Therapy robots a step closer to reality
Tiny remotely operated robots could be designed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach areas of the human body, research suggests.
6 Mar 2015
Promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Solar cells made out of lead sulfide quantum dots could eventually offer a cheaper, more flexible alternative to ones made using silicon, but they are currently much less efficient.
29 Jul 2010
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia
Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms - from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks.
6 May 2009
More on printed electronics in Hong Kong
Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx continues his report from Hong Kong on just a few examples of printed electronics and energy harvesting developments in this vibrant city.
29 Apr 2009
Printed harvesting in Hong Kong
Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx reports from Hong Kong on just a few examples of printed electronics and energy harvesting developments in this vibrant city.