25 Jun 2020
Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment
Scientists have designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
24 Mar 2020
Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices
Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
25 Sep 2019
Evolution of learning is key to better artificial intelligence
Researchers say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did - with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.
6 Sep 2019
Robot transforms from mower to snow clearing robot
Left Hand Robotics has announced it has raised $3.6M to build out its team and expand distribution of the world's first state-of-the-art, fully autonomous outdoor robot designed as a scalable platform that allows customers to complete multiple tedious outdoor tasks. The robot transforms from a large-scale field mowing robot to a snow clearing robot by simply switching out attachments.
12 Aug 2019
IDTechEx spoke to Dr Anil Singhal, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at iSchemaView. This company's technology, RAPID, is a stroke detection platform which delivers software tools for diagnosing and treating this condition.
15 Jul 2019
Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space
Over the past two decades, organic solar cells have garnered much attention thanks to their light weight, flexibility and unprecedented energy-to-weight ratios of 10 to 20 W/g, which make them a promising candidate for space applications, although their radiation stability is still poorly
4 Jun 2019
Increasing energy sources for portable electronics
Scientists have proposed a new approach to replacing carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in the supercapacitor's crystal lattice and developed a novel capacity enhancement method based on carbon lattice modification with the aid of plasma. Their findings can help create the next generation of power sources for portable electronics.
7 May 2019
Crumpled carbon nanotube forests to power wearables
For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests.
18 Jan 2019
Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients
A researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson's patients.
17 Jan 2019
Ubiquitous Energy names Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer
Ubiquitous Energy has named Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView Power technology.
26 Oct 2018
Ynvisible Interactive Inc appoints industry leaders to Advisory Board
Ynvisible Interactive Inc is pleased to announce the creation of an Advisory Board and the appointment of its first members: Dr. Michael Okoroafor, Dr. Harlan Byker, and Dr. Harri Kopola.
23 Jan 2018
Light-splitting greenhouse film
Engineers have received a $2.45 million grant to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.
2 Jan 2018
Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning
A new automated machine-learning system performs as well or better than its human counterparts — and works 100 times faster.
26 Oct 2017
Transparent solar technology represents wave of the future
See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report.
23 May 2017
How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker
A paper-thin, flexible device created not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well.
19 May 2017
Fitbits for cows: The latest precision dairy cattle monitoring tech
Precision dairy cattle monitoring systems use accelerometers, just like Fitbits, to detect changes in an animal's behavior and activity.
13 Mar 2017
Tackling concussions by bringing new sensor to market
Chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports who could be at risk of suffering concussions.
23 Feb 2017
Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?
Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
15 Dec 2016
Flexible device captures energy from human motion
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.
1 Dec 2016
Green plastic for printing in space
Green Plastic, which is made from sugarcane, is now being used to fabricate parts in space.