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NASA's reach spans the universe. The rover Opportunity is still studying Mars after arriving with its twin Spirit in 2004. Cassini orbits around Saturn, as Juno makes its way to Jupiter. The Hubble Space Telescope continues to explore the deepest reaches of the cosmos. The crew of the International Space Station is extending the permanent human presence in space. Earth Science satellites are sending unprecedented data on Earth's oceans, climate and other features. NASA's aeronautics team is working with other government organizations, universities, and industry to fundamentally improve the air transportation experience and retain our nation's leadership in global aviation.
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13 Jun

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.
11 Jun

Cybel, LLC.

NASA purchased a SKYLINE series product from Cybel for high-altitude carbon dioxide sensing.
11 Jun

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.
31 May

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.
25 May

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.
24 May

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.
4 May

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.
24 Apr


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.
23 Apr

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.
20 Apr

MAS Innovation

IDTechEx caught up with MAS Innovation at the IDTechEx Show in Berlin in April 2018.
11 Apr

Next-Generation Power And Sensor Technologies: A New Perspective On Dual Space-Terrestrial Applications

NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
10 Apr

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.
6 Apr

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.
22 Mar

Aerogel Technologies

Update from March 2018. Aerogel Technolgies produce monolithic aerogel products with a specific focus on polymer aerogels
21 Mar

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.
8 Mar

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.
6 Mar

Digital Health 2018: Trends, Opportunities and Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Dr Laura Baers
1 Mar

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.
28 Feb

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.
27 Feb

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.