27 Nov 2020
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)
Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.
20 Nov 2020
Agrivoltaics Becoming Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
One day solar "power stations" as we know them will be banned.
1 Jun 2020
Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa
Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. A new study in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability has now mapped the potential for such "solar-wind-water" strategies for West Africa: an important region where the power sector is still under development, and where generation capacity and power grids will be greatly expanded in the coming years.
16 Apr 2020
SkyDrive Enters Final Stages of Testing Flying Car
Flying car developer, SkyDrive, has entered the final stages of testing its demonstration vehicle after it completed the first-ever manned test flights in Japan.
9 Jan 2020
Hephaestus Surgical is a medical device company specialised in laparoscopic instrument holders.
13 Dec 2019
Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent
Researchers have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a reddish hue and lower efficiency, but by punching holes that are around 100 μm in diameter (comparable in size to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it allows light through without coloring.
27 Nov 2019
Swarm of Smart Marbles to Inspect Pipelines
A swarm of marbles that flows through your intestines in order to detect thickening. It sounds like science fiction, but it's closer to reality than you might think. Engineers have developed sensors that are able to inspect hard-to-reach or even inaccessible environments.
16 Sep 2019
Electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features for prosthetic hand users
An electronic glove, or e-glove can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
30 Jul 2019
Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels
A study explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight. This is necessary to be able to use them in new solar panels that are easy to make and highly efficient.
17 Jun 2019
New method aims to improve match between DNA sample and face database
Predicting what someone's face looks like based on a DNA sample remains a hard nut to crack for science. It is, however, getting easier to use such a sample to filter the right face from a face database.
21 Mar 2019
Novel nanomaterial promises improvements in batteries and more
imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy, and digital technologies and KU Leuven, both partners in EnergyVille, present a novel nanomesh material that could mean a breakthrough in a variety of sustainable-application sectors.
21 Mar 2019
Milestone for next-gen solid-state batteries to power EVs
Imec and partner in EnergyVille, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours).
19 Feb 2019
The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing 2019 in Berlin, 10-11 April
The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing 2019 in Berlin, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across several verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $22 billion by 2028.
1 Aug 2018
Cryptocurrency funded power for Kenya
Sun Exchange, based in South Africa but micro-leasing solar power in Africa, has announced a new partnership with Powerhive, a rural mini-grid solutions provider opening up the crypto-economy to provide access to energy in rural Kenya.
16 Jul 2018
Researchers improve conductive property of graphene
Researchers have connected a graphene layer with two other atomic layers (molybdenum diselenide and tungsten disulfide) thereby extending the lifetime of excited electrons in graphene by several hundred times.
6 Jul 2018
Study on information sharing for a waste to energy plant in Yokohama
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co Ltd will jointly conduct an empirical research study with the city of Yokohama on introducing AI and IoT technologies in Waste to Energy plants through a public-private partnership.