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9 Jan

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.
9 Dec

3D Printing Live!

Our new 3D Printing Live! conference, which took place in Santa Clara on November 20 & 21, was very well received.
6 Dec

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.
26 Nov

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.
21 Nov

Batteries and 3D Printing

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21 Nov

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.
16 Oct

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.
3 Sep

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.
15 Aug

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
4 Jul

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™.
21 Jun

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.
24 May

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.
6 Mar

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.
28 Jan

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.
9 Nov

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.
8 Oct

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.
3 Sep

Merging tissue and electronics

New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
6 Jul

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.
9 Apr

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.
19 Dec

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.