28 Feb 2022
Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable
The researchers expect that people will use this device to monitor sun exposure, but the sensor also could be used in other situations where there's utility to measuring light exposure. For example, UV radiation is often used to sterilize environments. These stickers could be used to indicate when a surface has been exposed to UV radiation for long enough to be fully sterilized.
20 Dec 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin
Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
24 Nov 2021
Nano-OPS, a spin-out from Northeastern University, have developed an innovative method of producing additive electronics. This involves the assembly of nanomaterials to produce features as small as 20 nm, enabling the production of devices with transistors, inverters, MEMS and more.
6 Sep 2021
Nanofabrication of Electronics and Sensors
Paper on Nanofabrication of Electronics and Sensors Based on Directed Assembly of Nanomaterials by ZhiminChai, Anthony Childress, and Ahmed A. Busnaina
30 Sep 2020
Nano-C produce, functionalize, and integrate SWCNTs and Fullerenes process. IDTechEx spoke with Victor Vejins (CEO) and Darren Bischoff (Business Development Director)
6 Jul 2020
Artificial Intelligence Identifies, Locates Seizures in Real Time
Researchers have combined artificial intelligence with systems theory to develop a more efficient way to detect and accurately identify an epileptic seizure in real-time.
7 May 2020
Boston Materials has developed z-axis reinforcement for composite applications. IDTechEx spoke with Anvesh Gurijala (CEO)
8 Apr 2020
A 3D Printed Brain Could Make it Easier to Find Cancer Treatments
Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of brain tumor—less than 10 percent of people who are diagnosed with it will survive more than five years. A group of researchers has devised a new way to study this rapidly spreading cancer, using a three-dimensional structure made of an agglomeration of human brain cells and biomaterials.
24 Jan 2020
Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring
A highly sensitive wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers.
10 Dec 2019
Who Makes Better Decisions: Humans or Robots
In cities, we depend on apps such as Waze and Google Maps to help us discover new places. At home, we use these apps to beat the rush-hour traffic and find the quickest routes to school, work, and other places we regularly frequent. But sometimes, we doubt a suggested turn; we question a re-route; we suspect an arrival-time estimate.
25 Nov 2019
This T-Shirt Could Make You Invisible (To Deep Neural Networks)
Two men walk side-by-side toward a camera. One wears an all-black outfit. The other is in khakis and a white T-shirt with a brightly colored, abstract pattern centered on the front. But the artificial intelligence analyzing the video only reports one person.
23 Oct 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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.
13 Jul 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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.
29 Sep 2017
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.