5 Oct 2021
New Sensor Uses Photonics to Spot Killer Fruit & Veg
A recent study shows pesticides in fruit and vegetables kill 11,000 people every year and unintentionally poison 385 million worldwide. Monitoring these foods for microscopic chemicals and harmful bacteria can take days of sending small batches off to laboratories for testing and analysis. But now, a new detector is being developed to spot minute traces of these poisonous elements with photonics to give a result in minutes.
4 Feb 2021
New EU Project will Make Windows Generate Solar Energy
Transparent solar cells can be used in windows. But until now, they have either not been particularly effective or very transparent. A new project will change that. With a revolutionary concept, the EU project CITYSOLAR will make energy-producing, transparent windows, mainstream.
3 Jul 2020
Instant Bladder Cancer Scan Could Save Thousands of Lives
Thousands of lives lost to bladder cancers each year could be saved thanks to a new scanner that uses photonics to illuminate parts of the tissue that are currently impossible to visualise.
9 Nov 2018
Fuel cell runs on methane at practical temperatures
Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There's a new cell that runs on cheap fuel at temperatures comparable to automobile engines and which slashes materials costs.
30 Apr 2018
Columbus are a magnesium diboride (MgB2) wire manufacturer who have commercialized their wire products.
This interview was conducted in April 2018, but due to confidentiality agreements has been published in July 2019.
18 Apr 2018
EU funded collaboration to make perovskite solar cells market reality
Aan ambitious 3-year European Union funded project, "ESPResSo" (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize
Europe's photovoltaics (PV) industry.
2 Feb 2016
Energy-saving minicomputers for the Internet of Things
Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used in computers.
20 Jan 2016
Cheaper solar cells with 20.2 percent efficiency
Scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%.
27 Jan 2014
DBT-CEV is the European leader in the charging solution market for electric vehicles.
1 Nov 2013
Supercapacitors USA 2013
There are just three weeks left until IDTechEx's Supercapacitors USA event in Santa Clara California, on November 20-21.
10 Feb 2010
Imec and Holst Centre at International Solid State Circuit Conference
At this week's International Solid State Circuit Conference, Imec and Holst Centre present their newest breakthroughs in ultra-low power design for wireless communications and wireless sensor networks, 3D design and inorganic electronics with an impressive number of contributions including 10 reviewed publications and 6 contributions to tutorials and workshops.
6 Jan 2010
Light emitting transistors for lab-on-chip
What started out as 'blue-sky' thinking by a group of European researchers could ultimately lead to the commercial mass production of a new generation of optoelectronic components for devices ranging from mobile laboratories to mobile phones.
18 Jun 2008
The OLLA project delivers its final milestone
At the end of the project period, the OLLA project consortium presents its final milestone: the basic technology for a white OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) light source, with an efficacy of 50.7 lumens per watt at an initial brightness of 1.000 cd/m² based on the Novaled PIN OLED technology. The OLLA project is a joint basic research consortium, headed by Philips Lighting.