22 Jun 2021
e-ThermoGentech (e-Thermo) Japan
We visited this company. They get half the efficiency of Komatsu KELK rigid thermoelectric chips meaning 3-4% but achieve what they call "unique" flexibility by using the usual BiTe as chip arrays on a flexible substrate.
14 Jun 2021
AI Enhances Efficacy of Sleep Disorder Treatments
An algorithm based on 20,000 nights of sleep that can improve the diagnosis, treatment and our overall understanding of sleep disorders has been developed at the University of Copenhagen.
13 Apr 2021
Progress with Smart Hearing Aids
Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
29 Jan 2021
Wirelessly Rechargeable Soft Brain Implant Uses Light to Control Cells
Researchers have invented a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body. It enables long-term neural circuit manipulation without the need for periodic disruptive surgeries to replace the battery of the implant.
21 Dec 2020
Wearable Enables Runners to Train and Rehabilitate More Efficiently
This wearable measures the impact experienced by runners and provides scientific feedback that can help them avoid and recover from injuries.
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).