One-step, 3D printing for multimaterial projects
Similar to the advance from black and white to color printing, a research team for the first time has used 3D printing technology in a one-step process to print structures made of two different materials.
NASA purchased a SKYLINE series product from Cybel for high-altitude carbon dioxide sensing.
Stationary batteries go with the flow
RFBs have the potential to become a mainstream technology that will compete directly with lithium-ion and sodium-sulphur, currently the two leading chemistries in the stationary storage market.
Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 June titled Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage.
Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications
Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones
Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
Perovskite solar cell application in office buildings
The first developer worldwide to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale. This will revolutionize the approach towards energy self-sufficient buildings.
DexMat are manufacturers of continuous CNT fibres, yarns, tapes, and sheets via a wet spinning process developed at Rice University. Founder Dr Dmitri Tsentalovich spoke with IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Examples of Thermoelectric Progress in 2018
In thermoelectrics TE, there is currently no huge reinvention at the applicational level as with solar roads and windows reinventing photovoltaics or at the technology level as with airborne wind energy reinventing electrodynamic harvesting of wind.
IDTechEx caught up with MAS Innovation at the IDTechEx Show in Berlin in April 2018.
Marsbee - swarm of flapping wing flyers for enhanced mars exploration
Marsbees are robotic flapping wing flyers of a bumblebee size with cicada sized wings. The Marsbees are integrated with sensors and wireless communication devices.
Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets
As part of an effort to identify distant planets hospitable to life, NASA has established a crowdsourcing project in which volunteers search telescopic images for evidence of debris disks around stars, which are good indicators of exoplanets.
Update from March 2018.
Aerogel Technolgies produce monolithic aerogel products with a specific focus on polymer aerogels
Five Hot Trends with Printed and Flexible Electronics
Europe's leading event on printed and flexible electronics, Printed Electronics Europe 2018, opens its doors in less than three weeks to over 2,500 global visitors.
New Focus at Green Technology Event
As usual, this year's IDTechEx Show! in Berlin April 11-12 has important adjustments to reflect important new trends including an 'Off Grid Energy Independence' conference.
Microgrids but not as we know them
The "IDTechEx Show!" Berlin, April 11-12 will have 2500+ paying delegates, 220 exhibitors and nine parallel conferences but there is a difference this year.
Superlight aerogel material supersized for vehicle manufacture
A new breakthrough in the manufacturing of aerogels, the world's lightest solid materials, promises to make the plastics used to make airplanes, cars, and electronics ten times lighter.
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.