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2019
26 Dec

Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
2 Dec

Breakthrough Paves Path for a Future Free of Battery Fires

Scientists have proven that liquid solvent-free solid state batteries can easily be made, paving the way for a future free from batteries catching fire or exploding if they get too hot.
18 Sep

Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market

A new partnership between Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years.
11 Sep

Wearable cameras improve quality of life in heart failure patients

The ever-present devices that seem to track all our moves can be annoying, intrusive or worse, but for heart failure patients, tiny wearable cameras could prove life-enhancing, according to research.
2018
27 Feb

Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists

Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.
5 Feb

Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
2017
8 Mar

Global breakthrough in nanotube technology

Researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed Boron Nitride Nanotube-Titanium composite on Friday, with the milestone technology set to garner widespread interest across aerospace and defence industries.
2016
11 Oct

Robotic surgical system with sense of touch

A world-first innovation will give surgeons the sense of touch while they drive a robot to conduct keyhole surgery via a computer.
2015
16 Mar

3D printed jet engine

A 3D printed jet engine, produced by Monash researchers, has been unveiled.
2013
15 Jul

Cobalt redox couple boosts thermoelectric cells

Scientists in Australia have improved a technology that recycles waste heat into useable energy by using ionic liquids containing cobalt redox couples as the electrolytes in thermoelectric cells.