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2020
22 May 2020

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
26 Feb 2020

Snake Robot Could Advance Search and Rescue Technology

Snakes live in diverse environments ranging from unbearably hot deserts to lush tropical forests. But regardless of their habitat, they are able to slither up trees, rocks, and shrubbery with ease. By studying how the creatures move, a team of engineers have created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.
20 Feb 2020

Sonavi Labs

IDTechEx spoke to Sonavi Labs at Arab Health 2020. Sonavi Labs developed a digital stethoscope called Feelix. It is a digital screening and diagnostic device for respiratory conditions.
3 Feb 2020

New Drug Created Using AI Begins Clinical Trial

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd. and Exscientia Ltd announce that a phase I clinical study of DSP-1181, that was created using Artificial Intelligence, has been initiated in Japan for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder as an initial indication.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
17 Jan 2020

Galen Robotics

Galen Robotics is developing a single-platform solution, a Robotic ENT Microsurgical System (REMS) called Galen ES, to aid surgeons across several disciplines with minimal disturbance to existing workflows.
15 Jan 2020

Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI

Researchers have developed a 'deep learning' system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
2019
9 Dec 2019

Groundbreaking Way to Additively Print Gallium Nitride

The rise of additive manufacturing - or as it's more commonly known, 3D printing - has enabled the rapid production of complex parts across many domains. As the techniques have become more refined, the semiconductor industry has taken note. But until recently, no one's been able to form single-crystal materials - the building block of semiconductors - with traditional additive manufacturing processes.
5 Nov 2019

Electrospun Fibers Weave New Medical Innovations

Electrospinning was invented in 1902 and was first applied to textiles in the 1930s. But only now are researchers realizing its full potential.
5 Nov 2019

Longer-Lasting Catalysts to Improve Fuel Cells

Materials scientists have made a major leap in understanding the long-term effectiveness of fuel cells by integrating experiments with computer simulation studies. The result reveals a new mechanism in understanding how fuel cell catalysts can be made more durable.
21 Oct 2019

A lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire

A flexible lithium-ion battery designed by a team of researchers and built to operate under extreme conditions—including cutting, submersion, and simulated ballistic impact—can now add incombustible to its résumé.
11 Sep 2019

Wearable cameras improve quality of life in heart failure patients

The ever-present devices that seem to track all our moves can be annoying, intrusive or worse, but for heart failure patients, tiny wearable cameras could prove life-enhancing, according to research.
15 Aug 2019

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
30 Jul 2019

Wearable automatically delivers drugs to reverse opioid overdose

Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. Researchers are developing a device that would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly effects.
14 Jun 2019

Nexeon and partners funded for new battery materials initiative

Nexeon is leading a new project to optimise coating technology for its silicon material. This approach will result in improved cell performance, and also extend the system compatibility of silicon anode materials, allowing use of lower cost electrolyte formulations and lower overall battery cell costs.
27 Feb 2019

Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

The 2019 Toyota Mirai electric vehicle touts zero emissions, thanks to a fuel cell that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. But the Mirai has barely left California, partly because today's fuel cell electrodes are made of super expensive platinum.
25 Feb 2019

Solar powered super capacitors for flexible wearables

A breakthrough in energy storage technology could bring a new generation of flexible electronic devices to life, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees.
13 Feb 2019

King salmon automated fish bone removal

A new partnership to automate removal of fish bones from New Zealand's highly prized King Salmon.
2018
11 Dec 2018

Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world.
5 Sep 2018

If military robot falls, it can get itself up

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.