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.
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
Deep in the inner ear of mammals is a natural battery — a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive neural signals.
Visionary transparent memory a step closer to reality
Researchers at Rice University are designing transparent, two-terminal, three-dimensional computer memories on flexible sheets that show promise for electronics and sophisticated heads-up displays.
Merging tissue and electronics
New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
New fuel cell keeps going after the hydrogen runs out
Materials scientists at Harvard have demonstrated a solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that converts hydrogen into electricity but can also store electrochemical energy like a battery. This fuel cell can continue to produce power for a short time after its fuel has run out.
All in a day's work: Design and print your own robot
Funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will aim to develop a desktop technology that would make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours.
Researchers discover battery on the sea floor
Harvard biologist and engineer Peter Girguis presented his research on a living battery at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean which is fueled by microbes that live near hydrothermal vents.