31 Dec 2020
Ideal Quantum Dot Size for Peak Solar Panel Performance
Scientists in Australia have developed a process for calculating the perfect size and density of quantum dots needed to achieve record efficiency in solar panels.
1 Oct 2020
Opening Eyes to a Frontier in Vision Restoration
A revolutionary cortical vision device that could one day help restore vision to the blind, is being prepared for world-first human clinical trials in Melbourne.
6 Aug 2020
World's Smallest Imaging Device has Heart Disease in Focus
A team of researchers has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world's smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
25 May 2020
3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes
Tests on new designs for next-generation solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system incorporating 3D-printed key components.
29 Apr 2020
Windows to Generate Electricity Following Solar Cell Breakthrough
Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a "game-changer" that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation.
21 Apr 2020
Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells
An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology.
6 Apr 2020
World's First Ultrasound Biosensor
The ability to accurately monitor drug levels and biological molecules inside patients in real time has remained largely elusive. Most of the implantable monitors invented so far rely on high tech and expensive detectors such as CT scans or MRI. Using ultrasound - which is cheap and portable - as a means to track a disease state as in response of a tumour to a new drug or the risk of a heart attack with the rise of a diagnostic protein called troponin has always been more a Blue Sky than reality.
24 Feb 2020
redT is a company listed on the London Stock Exchange that has spent the last 20 years developing a vanadium redox flow battery for stationary applications.
7 Feb 2020
Discovery Takes Pressure off Blood Measurements
Researchers are on the verge of creating a revolutionary, portable blood pressure monitoring device that can provide data continuously to patients from the comfort of their home.
29 Jan 2020
Nano-thin Flexible Touchscreens Could be Printed Like Newspaper
Researchers have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electronic material that could be printed and rolled out like newspaper, for the touchscreens of the future.
6 Jan 2020
World's Most Efficient Lithium-Sulfur Battery
Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to "refuel".
9 Dec 2019
Supra G Energy
Supra G are an Australian start-up developing graphene based electrodes for supercapacitors. IDTechEx analyst Alex Holland caught up Supra G CEO, Dr Yufei Wang, and advisor Dr Fred Davis.
5 Sep 2019
New efficiency record for low-cost solar cell
Researchers have achieved a new record efficiency for low-cost semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could bring down the cost of generating solar electricity.
13 Feb 2019
New legislation needed to regulate police facial recognition tech
Facial recognition technology, being trialled by two major police forces in Britain, should be subjected to more rigorous testing and transparency, according to new research.
16 Oct 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced it was partnering with Monash University and technology partner Indra Australia to trial a microgrid on Monash's Clayton campus that will see the campus powered by renewable energy.
8 Oct 2018
Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep
Researchers are at the forefront of a world-first breakthrough in wearable electronic skin that can interact with organs in the body to provide real-time health monitoring.
6 Jun 2018
AI better than dermatologists at diagnosing skin cancer
Researchers have shown for the first time that a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning known as a deep learning convolutional neural network is better than experienced dermatologists at detecting skin cancer.