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).
Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door
In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation
Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset — the largest and most diverse of its kind — researchers can train robots to "learn" pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.
Genome Editing with Precision
Prime editing system offers wide range of versatility in human cells, correcting disease-causing genetic variations
Battery That Absorbs Carbon Dioxide From the Air
A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently found in the atmosphere.
CRISPR Enzyme Programmed to Kill Viruses in Human Cells
Many of the world's most common or most deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses — Ebola, Zika, and flu, for example — and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has now turned a CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme into an antiviral agent that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.
Ubiquitous Energy grand opening of transparent solar window production
Ubiquitous Energy opened its ClearView Power Window Prototype Production Line in a grand opening event held at the company's office and facility. The event was attended by the Redwood City council, representatives of state and federal political leaders, company partners, building developers and designers, among others.
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces
Today's commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and then flown to a central plant in huge cargo planes for final assembly. But what if the final assembly was the only assembly, with the whole plane built out of a large array of tiny identical pieces, all put together by an army of tiny robots?
Machine learning you can dance to
Today's digital music producers face a common dilemma: how to mesh samples that may sound great on their own but do not necessarily fit into a song like they originally imagined. One solution is to find and audit dozens of different samples, a tedious process that can take time to finesse.
Using machine learning to estimate risk of cardiovascular death
Humans are inherently risk-averse: We spend our days calculating routes and routines, taking precautionary measures to avoid disease, danger, and despair. Still, our measures for controlling the inner workings of our biology can be a little more unruly.
With that in mind, a team from MIT's Computer Science and Artifi
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core catches up with Alex Huckstepp, VP Business Development at Digital Alloys at the IDTechEx 3D Business and Technology Insight Forum 2019 in Boston, MA.
A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs
Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions
The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, researchers have deployed CRISPR for a completely different purpose: creating novel materials, such as gels, that can change their properties when they encounter specific DNA sequences.
Fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift
MIT's fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to "shapeshift," by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam's many canals.
Safer Batteries for electric vehicles
Preventing electric vehicles from bursting into flames on impact is a primary goal of a new Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University project funded by the Ford Motor Company.