Infrared: A new renewable energy source?
Physicists envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.
Researchers create new flexible, transparent conductor
Researchers have developed a new stretchable and transparent electrical conductor, bringing the potential for a fully foldable cell phone or a flat-screen television that can be folded and carried under your arm closer to reality.
Getting a charge from changes in humidity
A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research.
A gel that is clearly revolutionary
Researchers are determined to manufacture stretchable biomedical devices that interface directly with organs such as the skin, heart and brain.
Organic mega flow battery promises breakthrough for renewable energy
A team of scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable.
Battery offers renewable energy breakthrough
A team of scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and sun far more economical and reliable.
3D Printing Live!
Our new 3D Printing Live! conference, which took place in Santa Clara on November 20 & 21, was very well received.
3-D printing of lithium-ion technology
Although the technology is still at an early stage, the ability to print batteries and other electronics could make it possible to manufacture new kinds of devices.
New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology
A scientist is laying the groundwork for lithium-ion batteries and other high-performing electronics that can be produced with 3-D printers.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2013 award winners
Each year the Printed Electronics industry recognizes and awards outstanding achievement to those involved in the rapidly growing printed electronics business. The annual awards were announced at the tenth annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics event this week in Santa Clara, California - the world's largest event on the topic.
3D Printing Live!
3D Printing Live!, hosted by IDTechEx and taking place in Santa Clara CA during 20-21 Nov 2013 will bring an entirely new audience to the 3D printing arena.
Building Electronics on Paper - Workshop by the Flextech Alliance
IDTechEx analysts attended a workshop on paper electronics held at the Centre for Advancement of Printed Electronics. Some key points and highlighted are briefly summarised in this article.
New coating turns ordinary glass into super-slippery glass
A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning and incredibly slippery according to Researchers
Financing to develop metallic conductive ink technology
Liquid X™ Printed Metals, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University start-up company, has announced the closing of a Series A financing round, and that it has named former Bayer Corporation President and CEO Greg Babe to serve as CEO of Liquid X™.
Printing microbatteries the size of a grain of sand
3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.
Green conversion of heat to electricity
Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue, based in the Swiss Institute of Technology EPFL's Laboratory of Microsystems has, confirmed the feasibility of this new concept.
Solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
Bringing the concept of an "artificial leaf" closer to reality, a team of researchers at MIT has published a detailed analysis of all the factors that could limit the efficiency of such a system.
Biomimicry could improve solar cells and lithium-ion batteries
Scientist is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale materials to improve solar cells and lithium-ion batteries.