2 Jul 2020
Innovation Challenges Regular Touchscreens With New Spray-on Technique
Researchers have challenged the idea that touchscreens are limited to 2D and rectangular shapes by developing an interactive display that can be sprayed in any shape.
24 Jun 2020
6K have developed a microwave plasma process to produce metal powders primarily for additive manufacturing and energy storage. IDTechEx spoke with Bruce Bradshaw.
24 Jun 2020
Inkbit uses machine vision and machine learning to deliver a multi-material jetting platform with the speed, precision and materials required by industrial applications. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Davide Marini (CEO).
24 Jun 2020
Provivi is a California-based company that creates novel pest control methods based on insect pheromones. With over $100 million in private funding, Provivi is a fast-emerging player in the growing biopesticides industry.
22 Jun 2020
New Supercapacitor Opens Door to Better Wearable Electronics
Researchers have designed a high-performance, low-cost, environmentally friendly, and stretchable supercapacitor that can potentially be used in wearable electronics.
16 Jun 2020
Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells
A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.
29 May 2020
Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries
As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic installations, where they could perform for more than a decade in this less demanding role.
25 May 2020
Marshaling AI in the Fight Against Covid-19
Artificial intelligence could play a decisive role in stopping the Covid-19 pandemic. To give the technology a push, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 projects at MIT aimed at advancing AI's transformative potential for society.
15 May 2020
Tekscan manufactures flexible pressure sensors, based on force sensitive resistors. Medical applications are a particular focus.
13 May 2020
With Lidar and AI, Road Status Clears up After a Disaster
Automated tools can help emergency managers make decisions, plan routes, and quantify road damage at city scales.
12 May 2020
Promising Material Stable Enough for use in Solar Cells
Soft and flexible materials called halide perovskites could make solar cells more efficient at significantly less cost, but they're too unstable to use.
8 May 2020
New Materials Make Supercapacitors Better Than Batteries
The new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040" explains why supercapacitors and their variants still only constitute a modest business.
7 May 2020
Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices
Ground-breaking research has found that gelatin could be used to power devices in the future, using only the heat generated from the human body.
4 May 2020
Uncountable have an AI-powered platform to manage material development. IDTechEx spoke with one of the co-founders, Will Tashman.
29 Apr 2020
IDTechEx analysts Dr Matthew Dyson and James Hayward interviewed David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity. We specifically discussed their historic activity providing wireless charging options for medical devices, including implants.
28 Apr 2020
Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs
Researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
16 Apr 2020
Unlike most AI radiology companies, Subtle Medical focuses on image acquisition rather than analysis. It is developing software solutions to improve the capture of high-quality medical images. More specifically, it transforms low resolution scans taken rapidly (eg: in 6 minutes) into high resolution scans that normally can only be obtained by running scans for 20+ minutes.
15 Apr 2020
New AI Tool to Evaluate all Possibilities in Robot Decisions
Just like humans, when robots have a decision to make there are often many options and hundreds of potential outcomes. Robots have been able to simulate a handful of these outcomes to figure out which course of action will be the most likely to lead to success. But what if one of the other options were equally likely to succeed - and safer?
14 Apr 2020
Sprayable User Interfaces
For decades researchers have envisioned a world where digital user interfaces are seamlessly integrated with the physical environment, until the two are virtually indistinguishable from one another.
9 Apr 2020
3D Printed Implants: Antibacterial and Analgesic
The PoliM3D project's aim is the production of active polymers for 3D printing to be employed in medical applications.