23 Jun 2020
Is Cell Design Limiting Electric Vehicle Thermal Management?
Thermal management of batteries for electric vehicles is a crucial issue. It is important not only for safety and thermal runaway prevention, but also for the performance and longevity of the battery.
22 May 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19
Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
8 May 2020
New Materials Make Supercapacitors Better Than Batteries
The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040" explains why supercapacitors and their variants still only constitute a modest business.
31 Mar 2020
Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue
Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
18 Mar 2020
The Future Powertrain Conference 2020
Highlights from The Future Powertrain Conference 2020 - "Driving the Future"
2 Mar 2020
Fur-Friendly Wearable for Pets
Researchers have invented a new health tracking sensor for pets and people that monitors vital signs through fur or clothing.
19 Feb 2020
Powering Towards Net Zero: Pioneering Energy Projects Get Green Light
£21m awarded to 10 ground-breaking smart energy projects across UK from Coleraine to Rugeley to trial new technology which could become a blueprint for greener localised energy generation on the road to net zero.
21 Jan 2020
AI Can Detect Low-Glucose via ECG Without Fingperprick Test
A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via ECG using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest Artificial Intelligence can detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers.
17 Dec 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer
Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
9 Dec 2019
Improved pH Probes May Help Towards Cancer Treatments
Nanopipettes with zwitterionic membranes may offer improved monitoring of changes in pH surrounding living cells, which can indicate traits of invasive cancer cells and their response to treatment.
5 Dec 2019
New Membrane Technology to Boost Water Purification and Energy Storage
Scientists have created a new type of membrane that could improve water purification and battery energy storage efforts.
22 Nov 2019
Phi-Power are a small Swiss company focusing on axial flux motors for electric vehicle applications.
30 Oct 2019
Graphene Market Research Tipping Point: Part 2
A Discussion With The IDTechEx Research Director. This is the final part of a two-part article written by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx, discussing the global graphene market, more information on the topic can be found in his report "Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029".
10 Oct 2019
Microneedle biosensor accurately detects patient's antibiotic levels
Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient's system, matching the accuracy of current clinical methods.
7 Oct 2019
IDTechEx spoke to Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Healthcare & Medical at Plextek. This company is ISO13485-certified, was founded in 1988 and employs circa 70 technologists. It develops electronic devices revolving around sensing, data collection & communications. It often works with clients to aid in the development of their product.
20 Sep 2019
'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and through the air
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such as during flooding or when monitoring ocean pollution.
9 Aug 2019
New Energy Storage Parameter: Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)
One of the most rapidly evolving areas of energy storage in electric vehicles is the thermal management of lithium-ion cells. Although most of the focus is on cell chemistry advancements, improvements to the battery pack can have a significant advantage in safety, performance, and longevity.