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6 Mar

Using drones to feed billions

As our population continues its rapid growth, food is becoming increasingly scarce. By the year 2050, we will need to double our current food production to feed the estimated 9.6 million mouths that will inhabit Earth.
2 Mar

New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices, as reported in Printed Electronics World.
27 Dec

Low-cost way to make flexible, stretchable electronics

Researchers have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ direct printing technologies.
17 Nov

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Novel structures made with DNA scaffolds could be used to create solar-powered materials.
18 Sep

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.
1 Sep

Project connects brain science with electric cars

Technology developed to help neurosurgeons control electric currents during noninvasive brain stimulation could also lead to safer, more efficient batteries for electric cars and solar panels.
31 Jul

Building the safe genes toolkit

DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial ends; and address potential health and security concerns related to their accidental or intentional misuse.
26 Jun

New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics

Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.
11 May

Direct-Write Printed Electronics On Textiles

Mr Raj Pravinbhai Bhakta, Graduate Research Assistant
North Carolina State University
United States
11 May

Persistent photoconductivity offers new tool for bioelectronics

Researchers have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.
11 May

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Mr Raghu Das
28 Apr

Wearable Technology 2017-2027: Markets, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Mr James Hayward, Dr Guillaume Chansin and Dr Harry Zervos
26 Apr

Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
12 Apr

Touch-sensitive, elastic fibres

Researchershave created elastic, touch-sensitive fibres that can interface with electronic devices.
4 Apr

Controlling soft robots using magnetic fields

A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices.
3 Apr

Nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene

A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications.
17 Mar

Technologies for Diabetes Management 2017-2027: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Pugh
2 Mar

Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2017-2027: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Mr Raghu Das
27 Feb

Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionise electronics

A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.
17 Feb

Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Collaboration to develop an ultrathin flexible-patch reader worn on the skin for continuous wireless monitoring of tissue oxygen in patients undergoing treatment for peripheral artery disease has been awarded a $1.5 million grant.