9 Apr 2021
E Ink Announces Next Generation Four-Color E Ink Spectra 3100
E Ink Holdings announced the launch of four-color E Ink Spectra 3100, a next generation ink platform to support Electronic Shelf Labels and retail signage.
2 Apr 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements
In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
1 Apr 2021
Scientists Create Synthetic Cell That Grows and Divides Normally
Five years ago, scientists created a single-celled synthetic organism that, with only 473 genes, was the simplest living cell ever known. However, this bacteria-like organism behaved strangely when growing and dividing, producing cells with wildly different shapes and sizes. Now, scientists have identified seven genes that can be added to tame the cells' unruly nature, causing them to neatly divide into uniform orbs.
25 Mar 2021
Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense
There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren't cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease.
18 Mar 2021
Ultrasound Has Potential to Damage Coronaviruses
Simulations show ultrasound waves at medical imaging frequencies can cause the virus' shell and spikes to collapse and rupture.
8 Mar 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones
The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
4 Mar 2021
CRISPR Treatment Cuts Cholesterol in Mice by Up to 57% in one Shot
The genome editing technology CRISPR has emerged as a powerful new tool that can change the way we treat disease. The challenge when altering the genetics of our cells, however, is how to do it safely, effectively, and specifically targeted to the gene, tissue and organ that needs treatment.
25 Feb 2021
Low Cost Perovskite Photovoltaics that Match Silicon Cells' Output
Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing of ultrathin, lightweight flexible cells, but so far their efficiency at converting sunlight to electricity has lagged behind that of silicon and some other alternatives.
16 Feb 2021
3D Printed Ribeye Steak a World First
The proof-of-concept incorporates real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow, in strategy to build a diverse portfolio of cultivated meat cuts of any dimension.
28 Jan 2021
New Graphene Nanochannel Water Filters
Researchers have shown that tiny channels between graphene sheets can be aligned in a way that makes them ideal for water filtration.
1 Jan 2021
Wearables for Crops: Plant Based Sensor Monitors Arsenic in Soil
Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
28 Dec 2020
3D Printing Used to Develop a new Instrument for Eye Imaging
OCT, or optical coherence tomography, produces slices of image data that can be stacked to produce a 3D representation of the tissue of interest. In the context of retinal imaging, it produces cross-sectional views of the retina that allow the ophthalmologist to readily visualize subsurface features of the retina that are much more difficult to visualize in two-dimensional en face, or top-down views.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
3 Dec 2020
3D Printer Enables Variable Gloss
New system enables realistic variations in glossiness across a 3D-printed surface. The advance could aid fine art reproduction and the design of prosthetics.
2 Dec 2020
Form Energy is an American company, which developed an aqueous-air battery. The battery chemistry has not been publicly disclosed.
The company concluded a Series C funding in November 2020 of US$76, among the the investors Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures, totalising more than $120m in two years.
25 Nov 2020
IDTechEx interviewed Tim Szeto, CEO of Nanoport to discuss their latest technical and commercial progress with their Tachammer / LMR haptic actuators.