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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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2020
5 Mar 2020

Sweat Sensor Detects Stress Levels; May Find Use in Space Exploration

Researchers have produced a wireless sweat sensor that can accurately detect levels of cortisol, a natural compound that is commonly thought of as the body's stress hormone.
27 Feb 2020

Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones

In engineering and science, the race for faster is well known. It spans from 5G streaming videos in seconds to Hyperloop and space tourism. However, if we are to have the envisaged tens of billions of Internet of Things nodes deployed, they must cost under two cents each and work on a whisper of electricity. No. We must go even further in redefining the problem.
24 Feb 2020

KULR Technology

KULR have extensive experience in battery safety for aerospace and defence applications, more recently they have been taking this knowledge and aplying it to the electric vehicle market.
19 Feb 2020

Become the Next IDTechEx Launchpad Start-up Success Story!

Ahead of the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, 13-14 May 2020, IDTechEx looks back at the stories of some companies propelled to success by the IDTechEx Launchpad initiative.
7 Feb 2020

American Semiconductor Inc

American Semiconductor is a company based in Idaho, USA that has developed a process for thinning silicon chips and packaging them within a polymer. This enables flexible, durable silicon ICs, offering processing capability with a flexible form factor.
30 Jan 2020

Airspeq

At CES 2020 IDTechEx met with Tania Sole from Airspeq. The company has developed a MEMS based sensor to detect airborne particulate matter. The technology is based on patent pending MEMS thin-film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) technology.
22 Jan 2020

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
10 Jan 2020

Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.
6 Jan 2020

Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial, icy waters by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
2019
26 Dec 2019

Mars 2020 Rover Completes Its First Drive

NASA's next Mars rover has passed its first driving test. A preliminary assessment of its activities found that the rover checked all the necessary boxes as it rolled forward and backward and pirouetted in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The next time the Mars 2020 rover drives, it will be rolling over Martian soil.
23 Dec 2019

Solving the Challenges of Long Duration Space Flight with 3D Printing

The International Space Station has continuously been home to astronauts for more than nineteen years. Astronauts conduct scientific research using dozens of special facilities aboard the space station, which also provides them with a place to eat, sleep, relax and exercise.
23 Dec 2019

BNNT

BNNT, LLC make high quality high aspect ration boron nitride nanotubes. IDTechEx spoke with Tom Henneberg (CEO).
20 Dec 2019

Astronaut Glove for Exploring the Moon and Mars

Students have developed a smart glove for astronauts that can be used while exploring other planets. NASA partners recently conducted successful testing of the glove at the Haughton Mars Project research station.
18 Dec 2019

Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there's not much that can currently be done to fix them.
29 Nov 2019

Sensuron

IDTechEx met with Sensuron In November 2019. Sensuron are a company that specialise in distributed fiber optic sensing. This is for a few applications, most notably being structural health monitoring.
15 Nov 2019

Strobe

Strobe are developing lidar modules. The company were acquired by Cruise Automation (USA) in 2017.
14 Nov 2019

Astronauts to Test Drive a Lunar Robot from the Space Station

Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.
12 Nov 2019

NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA GRC have been working on boron nitride nanosheets (BNNS) and boron nitride nanoutubes (BNNT) since 2010. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Diana Santiago (Principal Investigator).
12 Nov 2019

Novel Solar Cells Arrive at International Space Station for Testing

Five different types of solar cells have arrived at the International Space Station to be tested for their power conversion rate and ability to operate in the harsh space environment as part of the MISSE-12 mission. One type of cell, made of low-cost organic materials, has not been extensively tested in space before.