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2019
23 Jul

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
8 Feb

Quantum Dot Materials and Technologies 2019-2029: Trends, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
11 Jan

Salad making robot for food on the go

Sally the robot, serves customizable, made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls within a sleek 3×3 footprint. Future robots are in development and will offer a wide array of menu items and cuisines.
2018
30 Oct

New tools for the rapid genetic engineering of mammalian cells

Ginkgo Bioworks announced the opening of Bioworks4, its latest biological engineering foundry. Bioworks4 will for the first time enable Ginkgo to apply its automated, high-throughput process to the engineering of mammalian cell genomes, which are essential for pharmaceutical research and manufacturing.
6 Sep

E Ink and Fujitsu Semiconductor join forces

E Ink Holdings and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited announced the joint development of a reference design board for battery-less ePaper tags.
20 Aug

The graphene community gathers in California

The graphene community will gather in California on November 14 & 15 to attend the largest business-focused conference and exhibition on Graphene and 2D Materials which takes place in Santa Clara.
4 Jul

Cymbet Corporation

Cymbet is privately held clean technology company working on thin film battery technology and energy harvesting power management solutions for microelectronic systems.
28 Jun

Supercapacitor Materials and Technology Roadmap 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
3 Jun

Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow have engineered yeast to produce collagen through fermentation. The collagen is then assembled into a range of materials to become bioleather, called 'Zoa bioleather'.
11 May

Environmental Gas Sensors 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang
6 Apr

Guest Article from M-SOLV

M-Solv Ltd is a large area electronics manufacturing company with 50 people based in Oxford, UK and an Asian support facility in Hong Kong. The company has 3 main business activities: large area electronic device manufacturing; building functional inkjet printers and laser materials processing machines and, underpinning both of those, manufacturing process development, which has led to a wide IP portfolio.
2 Apr

Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.
10 Jan

Kopin high-brightness breakthrough for lightning OLED micro displays

Kopin Corporation will demonstrate its high-brightness Lightning™ organic light emitting diodes (OLED) microdisplays including its new 720p resolution (1280 x 720) OLED display.
2017
29 Aug

RoboTable increases independence, improves quality of life

A robotic over-the-bed table, to help veterans and others with disabilities or mobility impairments better use their laptop computers and mobile devices while restricted to bed, allowing them to be more independent and remain productive with work or school.
27 Feb

3D printed Oscars statuettes

In 2015 the Academy sought to return to the original process of lost wax cast bronze for reasons of tradition and quality.
2016
14 Nov

eLichens

eLichens provide hyper-local air pollution mapping and sensing technologies. The company was founded in Dec 2014 with a chemical sensor based on optical detection. In 2016 eLichens raised €3M.
3 Nov

Solid-state batteries to the rescue - better, longer-lasting

In 2016, Li-ion batteries celebrated their silver jubilee, i.e. they have been on the market, virtually unchanged, for the last 25 years. While this anniversary marks and underscores their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles, the underlying technology begins to show its limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, and cost.
2 Nov

Inorganic and polymer electrolytes: what chemistries are out there

In this article, analyst Lorenzo Grande looks at the available chemistries both in terms of inorganic and polymer electrolytes, with mentions of which company is working on which technology. A watch list is also provided that includes companies worth keeping an eye on in the solid battery space.
16 Sep

Thermwood announces 3D additive machines

Thermwood's new machine line, called LSAM uses a two-step, near-net-shape production process.
25 Jul

Discovery could dramatically boost perovskite efficiency

Scientists have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material.