Samsung is a leader in production of QD displays.
Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample
A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
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.
Ingestible Medical Devices can be Broken Down with Light
A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, engineers have now come up with a way to trigger such devices to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED.
Solid-state automotive lidar: commercializing photonic beam steering
What does it take to commercialize photonic beam steering?
Collaboration on Multiscale Simulation for OLEDs
Simbeyond and Software for Chemistry & Materials announce their collaboration on Multiscale simulation for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): from molecule to device.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Zhao Lab
MIT's Zhao Lab created a magnetically steerable robotic thread designed to navigate the narrow, winding pathways of brain's blood vessels.
Plenty is an American start-up company aiming to tackle the world's growing food issues by growing crops indoors in vertical facilities. Since its founding in 2014, the company has found high profile backers, including Jeff Bezos. But can the company's dream of feeding the world through its high-tech facilities ever become a reality? IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent explores.
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface
Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
Chiton Mollusk Provides Model for New Armor Design
The motivations for using biology as inspiration to engineering vary based on the project, but the combination of flexibility and protection seen in the chiton mollusk was all the motivation necessary.
Clear, Conductive Coating Protects Advanced Solar Cells, Touch Screens
Researchers have improved on a transparent, conductive coating material, producing a tenfold gain in its electrical conductivity. When incorporated into a type of high-efficiency solar cell, the material increased the cell's efficiency and stability.
Nanoramic are a company specialising in nanocarbon materials and solutions for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors. IDTechEx analyst, Dr Alex Holland, spoke with Nanoramic VP of Business Development, Mitch Koffel, at the IDTechEx Show USA, 2019.
Concentrated Solar Energy to Exceed 1000 Degrees Celsius
Heliogen has concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including the production of cement, steel, and petrochemicals, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from these activities.
This T-Shirt Could Make You Invisible (To Deep Neural Networks)
Two men walk side-by-side toward a camera. One wears an all-black outfit. The other is in khakis and a white T-shirt with a brightly colored, abstract pattern centered on the front. But the artificial intelligence analyzing the video only reports one person.
American Boronite Corporation
American Boronite Corporation (Boronite) is a US company that predominantly manufactures Boron Nitride Nanotube (BNNT) sheets and predominately metallic Carbon Nanotube (CNT) yarns. IDTechEx interviewed Dr. David Lashmore (CEO).
Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other
Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind of coordination, though, has proved to be a hurdle.
Lamborghini and MIT Patent a New Technology for Supercapacitors
The collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has produced a major initial result: a patent for an innovative synthetic material that will serve as the technological base for a new generation of supercapacitors.
NODAR are a stealth mode start-up founded my alumni of MIT (USA), and the company are developing a 3D sensor module.
iLidar offer lidar modules.
Draper are developing a lidar module. Draper are a non-profit R&D lab and was originally part of MIT (USA).