Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.
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2019
20 Nov

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Northeastern University
23 Oct

Next-gen solar cells mimic photosynthesis with biological material

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology."
10 Sep

3DFortify

Fortify are a 3D printing startup based in Boston, MA, with a mission to bring composite advanced materials within reach of engineers with their Digital Composite Manufacturing process. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviews Joshua Martin, CEO and cofounder, to learn more.
27 Aug

Wearable predicts autism related outbursts a minute in advance

What would you do if you could predict the future a minute in advance? That might not seem like a long time, but for caretakers of people with autism, knowing what will happen 60 seconds from now could be enough time to prevent an aggressive outburst.
28 Jun

Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.
29 Jan

A robot that can walk and fly

The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
2018
13 Jul

Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the coast of Massachusetts might travel to China or India for processing before they appear on your plate at a restaurant in Boston.
8 Mar

Squid skin could be the solution to new materials

Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to replicate the spectacle. But new research brings us a step closer.
25 Jan

Next big breakthrough in robotics

While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.
2017
29 Sep

Robots to assist with disaster relief

Quickly following a natural disaster, it's critical to evaluate the health and strength of a city's infrastructure. Failure to do so can have catastrophic consequences.
2016
16 Dec

Flying robot is the newest expert inspecting your city's bridges

Researchers have joined forces to develop the Aerial Robotic Infrastructure Analyst. This tabletop-sized drone uses photo and video capture techniques, as well as state-of-the-art laser scanners, to create a high-resolution 3-D model of the bridge, which can then be safely analyzed by an inspector on the ground.
2 Nov

Self folding, origami robots

Researcher envi­sions a world in which tem­po­rary housing would autonomously con­structed, and origami robots would fold them­selves into 3-​​D machines for space explo­ration.
21 Oct

Prepping a robot for its journey to Mars

Researchers are preparing an astronaut named Valkyrie for a mission to Mars. It is 6 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds.
11 May

IDTechEx Show! Berlin grows 27%

IDTechEx Research announced today that Europe's largest event on emerging technologies, IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin on 27-28 April, grew 27% vs. last year's event. This year's exhibition and conference featured attendees from 57 countries with 171 exhibitors and 2,300 attendees.
28 Apr

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016 Award Winners

At the 12th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition, four companies were awarded for their great achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. The awards were presented to the four winning companies by Mr St├ęphane Egret, R&D Packaging Innovator at The Coca-Cola Company, who was also one of the judges of the awards. The two other judges were Dr Cristina Bertoni, Project Leader, Electrolux Italia and Ashutosh Tomar, Principal Engineer, Technology Strategy, at Jaguar Land Rover.
1 Apr

Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2016-2026

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30 Mar

This necklace 'hears' what you eat

Carrots and apples not only taste different. They make distinct sounds when chewed.
20 Jan

Metallic glue may stick it to soldering and welding

Scientists have created a glue that bonds metal to metal or to other materials that sets at room temperature.
2015
26 Oct

Technology for robot bees and wearables

The technology the team develops likely won't be limited to robot insects. The sensors could be used, among other things, in wearable technology.
18 May

Translating thought to print

Coupling multiscale modeling with emerging microscale 3D-printing techniques, scientists enabled a pathway to directly fabricate and test synthetic web structures by design.