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19 Feb 2020

VestasStill Rules Turbine Market, But Challengers are Closing in

Developers commissioned almost 61GW of wind turbines globally in 2019, compared with 50GW in the previous year. Most of these were on land (88%) but the share of turbines installed offshore is growing, up four percentage points to 12%. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 55%, of the machines deployed: Denmark's Vestas, Spain's Siemens Gamesa, China's Goldwind, and General Electric of the US.
14 Feb 2020

Molecular Diagnostics Sits at Heart of the Fight Against Coronavirus

The current outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has hit China in the past month and spread to 25 nations. Early detection and diagnosis are essential to reduce the prevalence of infectious diseases and to prevent them from becoming epidemic or even pandemic.
7 Feb 2020

UK Brings Forward End to Sale of New Petrol, Diesel Vehicles to 2035

UK is bringing forward end to the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035, and including hybrids for the first time.
6 Feb 2020

Fluence Energy

Fluence Energy is a market leader in front-of-meter energy storage. The company is the result of a joint-venture between two industry powerhouses: German engineering giant Siemens and U.S. energy company AES.
29 Jan 2020


TEGway are a company working with thermoelectric generator technology. The company was originally spun out based on work from a professor at KAIST in Korea. The company was founded in 2014, and employs around 10 staff in January 2020.
24 Jan 2020

Progress With Solid State Lithium Sulfur Technology

OXIS Energy has successfully tested its cell prototypes at 471Wh/kg and is confident of achieving 500Wh/kg in the next 12 months.
14 Jan 2020

10 Puerto Rican Schools Receive Resilient Microgrids

Many of the schools that received microgrid systems were without power for six months after the hurricanes. Four hundred faculty members and 3,600 students were impacted by this project and now have access to clean, resilient power if future severe weather events or grid outages occur.
7 Jan 2020

Electric Golf Cart Follows You Round the Course

Hit the Green has designed S-Walk, a golf cart that utilizes a rear-facing LiDAR sensor to measure how far away the golfer is, the cart then speeds or slows as the user does.
6 Jan 2020

Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers

Car giants are in difficulty. The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level
3 Jan 2020

Hyundai to Operate 44 Electric Vehicles by 2025 Including 11 BEVs

Hyundai Motor Group held its 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul, outlining its innovation priorities and strategic direction.
27 Dec 2019

Artificial Intelligence Tracks Down Leukemia

Artificial intelligence can detect one of the most common forms of blood cancer - acute myeloid leukemi - with high reliability.
27 Dec 2019

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
19 Dec 2019

A Soft Robotic Insect That Survives Being Flattened by a Fly Swatter

Researchers have developed an ultra-light robotic insect that uses its soft artificial muscles to move at 3 cm per second across different types of terrain. It can be folded or crushed and yet continue to move.
13 Dec 2019

Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent

Researchers have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a reddish hue and lower efficiency, but by punching holes that are around 100 μm in diameter (comparable in size to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it allows light through without coloring.
12 Dec 2019

Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries

Scientists have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. Their research suggests that the material may pave the way for helmets that better protect football players and other athletes from brain injuries caused by repeated head hits.
4 Dec 2019


AutoX is an autonomous driving start-up company that develops full-stack self-driving solutions for goods delivery and robotaxis.
29 Nov 2019


IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with Kinarm President & CEO Anne Vivian-Scott. Kinarm are a Canadian company based in Kingston, Ontario that are developing tools for diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders.
6 Nov 2019

Creating the Market: Technology Development is Only Half the Work

Printed electronics has many successful market creation stories and certain materials or components have moved rapidly but sometimes, inventing the enabling technology is only half the work.
25 Oct 2019

Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles

Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
17 Oct 2019

Unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic

A global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, is building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.