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2 Feb

New chip fabrication approach

Researchers report the first chip-fabrication technique that enables significantly different materials to be deposited in the same layer.
18 Jan

Unveiling the nanotube's quantum behavior

The discovery of an important method for measuring the properties of nanotube materials using a microwave probe.
8 Jan

Wearable tech for detecting, treating allergy attacks

Partnership to advance research and development efforts in the early detection and treatment of anaphylaxis.
30 Oct

The exciting fringes of 3D printing

The core of the 3D printing industry is well known. Consumer-level 3D printers continue to sell like hot cakes. GE are manufacturing over 100,000 fuel nozzles in metal for their next-generation jet engines. And so on. The fringes of 3D printing are less well known but they are just as exciting.
26 Oct

Technology for robot bees and wearables

The technology the team develops likely won't be limited to robot insects. The sensors could be used, among other things, in wearable technology.
20 Oct

Quantum Dots 2016-2026: Applications, Markets, Manufacturers

IDTechEx Report: Dr Guillaume Chansin and Dr Xiaoxi He
15 Oct


APDM develop and sell high end wearable sensor for high performance motion tracking. Their packages are build around a sensor called the opal, which includes inertial measurement unit components in a small rigid package. These sensors, usually used several at a time, feed into their software platforms which enable high level motion analysis of subjects, used in areas such as research, medical diagnosis and elite sports analysis.
5 Oct

Green storage for green energy grows cleaner

SEAS research team removes toxins from flow battery, making it safer and cost-effective.
1 Oct

Single layer perovskite sheet rises to the fore

To the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices, you can now add hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.
28 Sep

Personalized heart models for surgical planning

Researchers have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient's heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
25 Sep

Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor

Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue.
24 Sep

New frontiers in 3D printing

Three dimensional printing is revolutionizing the production of new devices and structures, including soft robots, flexible electronics and engineered tissue replacements, but advances have been challenged by the inherent complexity of integrating multiple materials.
24 Aug

Additive manufacturing of optically transparent glass

MIT's Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with MIT's Department of Mechnical Engineering and MIT's Glass Lab have developed a method of 3D printing glass.
31 Jul

Tough biogel structures produced by 3-D printing

Researchers have developed a new way of making tough biocompatible materials, called "hydrogels," into complex and intricately patterned shapes.
8 Jul

3D Printed Electronics and Circuit Prototyping 2015-2025

IDTechEx Report: Dr Jon Harrop
3 Jul

Technological megatrends for vehicles

There are three important technological megatrends for vehicles that are now coming increasingly important. They are shaping what is designed and the market positioning of new vehicles from type of customer targeted to the location where the vehicles will be used.
26 Jun

Renewable energy from evaporating water

An immensely powerful yet invisible force pulls water from the earth to the top of the tallest redwood and delivers snow to the tops of the Himalayas. Yet despite the power of evaporating water, its potential to propel self-sufficient devices or produce electricity has remained largely untapped -- until now.
2 Jun

Trees are source for high-capacity, soft batteries

A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US.
18 May

Translating thought to print

Coupling multiscale modeling with emerging microscale 3D-printing techniques, scientists enabled a pathway to directly fabricate and test synthetic web structures by design.
3 Apr

Bringing functional materials to 3D printing

Voxel8, a Harvard spinoff, are leveraging over a decade of research from Harvard Professor Jennifer A. Lewis to create highly conductive inks that can be printed at room temperature and seamlessly integrated with a broad array of matrix materials.