Neutron Diffraction Used for the First Time to Improve Batteries
The first battery innovation project in Europe using hi-tech neutron diffraction techniques has been launched in Spain under the Consortium for Battery Innovation's new technical program.
Battery-Free Computer Input at Your Fingertips
Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.
Material for wearables that can self heal after being stretched or cut
A research team announced a new material, developed via joint convergence research, that simultaneously possesses high stretchability, high electrical conductivity, and self-healability even after being subjected to severe mechanical strain.
Improving accessibility of cold spray additive manufacturing
3D printing of metal-based parts, also known as metal additive manufacturing technologies, is a rapidly growing industry with significant potential for new uses in the automotive and aerospace industries, among others.
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper
Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Canada representation again strong at this year's IDTechEx Show!
The annual IDTechEX Show! will take place this coming November 14 and 15 in Santa Clara, CA, with another strong Canadian delegation set to attend.
Columbus are a magnesium diboride (MgB2) wire manufacturer who have commercialized their wire products.
This interview was conducted in April 2018, but due to confidentiality agreements has been published in July 2019.
EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors
Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.
New robotic fish for environmental monitoring
A group of researchers are designing autonomous underwater vehicle with biosensors to monitor water quality.
Scalable 100% yield production of conductive graphene inks
Conductive inks based on graphene and layered materials are key for low-cost manufacturing of flexible electronics, novel energy solutions, composites and coatings. A new method for liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite paves the way for scalable production.
Thermoelectric material in paintable liquid form
A new study has succeeded in developing a new technique that can be used to turn industrial waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other applications.
Smart bricks will transform how buildings work
Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists.
Li-air battery technology: tough road ahead
In mid 2016, A. Laforgue, Automotive and Surface Transportation, National Research Council of Canada and collaborators issued a paper "Assessment of the Li-air battery technology for automotive applications through the development of a multi-electrode solid-state prototype". It comes at a time when the US Department of the Environment has told IDTechEx it has de-emphasised research on this option because of fundamental limitations.
Interview: Tangio Printed Electronics & Research Council Canada
Video interview with Tangio Printed Electronics and the National Research Council Canada at the Printed Electronics USA event.
Energy storage devices created by printing with Manganese Dioxide ink
MnO2 has always been regarded as an ideal material for the electrodes of energy storage devices.
Canada's printable electronics industry is gaining steam
The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association is working to achieve market-driven collaboration among their membership for Canada to compete on the global stage.
CPEIA, PAC launch IntelliPACK
The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and PAC, Packaging Consortium are advancing the development and adoption of new products and applications enabled with printable, organic and flexible electronics for the global packaging industry with IntelliPACK.
Utilizing vitamin C to develop lithium-sulfur batteries
Korean researchers have developed a new type of lithium-sulfur battery that uses vitamin C with a 20% improvement in performance over current batteries.
Graphene and organic composites in electronics
Chemists from Europe's Graphene Flagship review the potential for graphene-organic composite materials in electronics. The researchers show how organic semiconductors can be used to better process graphene, and to tune its properties for particular applications.