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2019
12 Dec 2019

Underwater Robotic Gliders to Measure Ocean Sound Levels

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers have developed an effective method to use an underwater robotic glider to measure sound levels over broad areas of the sea.
2018
20 Nov 2018

Solar arrays increase plant productivity

Scientists have found a resource to increase agricultural production on dry, unirrigated farmland—solar panels.
15 Nov 2018

Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem

Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.
21 Jun 2018

Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Bryony Core
15 May 2018

Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

IDTechEx Report: Dr Lorenzo Grande
10 May 2018

Transparent transistors fabricated onto the sharp curves

Transparent transistors fabricated onto the sharp curves of a tiny glass tube are paving the way toward a therapeutic advance for diabetes sufferers.
3 Apr 2018

Harvesting wave energy for fresh water

Among the many alternative energy sources available, Atmocean has settled on wave energy as a tool for converting ocean water into fresh water and opening up new coastal agriculture opportunities in countries around the world.
13 Mar 2018

3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, robotics

Researchers have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.
2017
3 Nov 2017

Breakthrough in 3D printed marine grade stainless steel

Researchers have achieved a breakthrough in 3D printing one of the most common forms of marine grade stainless steel - a low-carbon type called 316L - that promises an unparalleled combination of high-strength and high-ductility properties for the ubiquitous alloy.
14 Jun 2017

Research aims to make artificial intelligence explain itself

Eight computer science professors in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make artificial-intelligence-based systems like autonomous vehicles and robots more trustworthy.
6 Apr 2017

Bio-sensing contact lens could someday measure bodily functions

Scientists say the bio-sensing lenses, based on technology that led to the development of smartphones with more vivid displays, also could potentially be used to track drug use or serve as an early detection system for cancer and other serious medical conditions.
28 Feb 2017

Hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity

A new type of battery developed by scientists shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage. It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.
13 Feb 2017

Agility Robotics aims to revolutionize robot mobility

Legged locomotion may revolutionize robot mobility and enable robots to go anywhere people can go.
2016
30 Dec 2016

Wearable revolutionizes whale research, makes them partners in science

A sophisticated new type of "tag" on whales that can record data every second for hours, days and weeks at a time provides a view of whale behavior, biology and travels never before possible.
27 Dec 2016

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering for electronics manufacture

Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers.
9 Nov 2016

Glucose-monitoring contact lens would feature transparent sensor

Type 1 diabetes patients may one day be able to monitor their blood glucose levels and even control their insulin infusions via a transparent sensor on a contact lens, a new study suggests.
31 Oct 2016

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31 Oct 2016

One-time pollutant may become valued product

Chemists have discovered that one or more organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.
15 Aug 2016

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency

Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to their weight.
2015
7 Dec 2015

Sintering may create new electronics manufacturing technologies

Engineers have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic "sintering," which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, various types of sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic.