2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
24 Nov 2020
Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets
Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has closed a $500 million Series D equity funding round. The funding will enable Relativity to accelerate its planned initiatives, including its factory of the future, launch vehicle development, and 3D printing technologies.
22 Oct 2020
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid
In the dark and cold of deep space on 20th October, the Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to the surface of an asteroid and touched it with its robotic arm to collect a sample of its rocky material. Although brief, the Touch-And-Go, or TAG, event was years in the making.
16 Oct 2020
Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen
Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
30 Sep 2020
Unmanned Robotic Vessels for the US Navy
Lockheed Martin will provide a study for a proven, integrated and capable payload ship, able to patrol for extended durations, as part of the US Navy's Large Unmanned Surface Vessel competition.
21 Aug 2020
NoPo Nanotechnologies produce SWCNT via the HiPCO process. IDTechEx spoke with Anto Godwin (Head of Production & Technology)
24 Jun 2020
Equispheres has developed a process for high-performance spherical metal powders for additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Doug Brouse (VP of Strategic Partners)
17 Jun 2020
Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2020 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.