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2021
28 May 2021

New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

Researchers have flipped traditional 3D printing to create some of the most intricate biomedical structures yet, advancing the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The emerging field of tissue engineering aims to harness the human body's natural ability to heal itself, to rebuild bone and muscle lost to tumours or injuries.
8 Apr 2021

New Approach Could be Key to Next-Generation Transparent Electronics

A new study, out this week, could pave the way to revolutionary, transparent electronics. Such see-through devices could potentially be integrated in glass, in flexible displays and in smart contact lenses, bringing to life futuristic devices that seem like the product of science fiction.
21 Jan 2021

Bio-inspired: How Lobsters Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

New research shows that patterns inspired by lobster shells can make 3D printed concrete stronger, to support more complex and creative architectural structures. Digital manufacturing technologies like 3D concrete printing have immense potential to save time, effort and material in construction.
2020
26 Nov 2020

New Findings Speed Progress Towards Affordable Gene Therapy

In a promising advance for affordable, personalised medicine, researchers have used metal-organic frameworks to successfully deliver the genetic snipping tool CRISPR/Cas9 into human cancer cells. Researchers used metal-organic frameworks enhanced with a green tea phytochemical coating to target human prostate cancer cells for the first time.
8 Sep 2020

New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
10 Jul 2020

Sensors 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Richard Collins and Luke Gear
10 Jun 2020

Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Xiaoxi He
22 May 2020

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
18 May 2020

Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Richard Collins and Raghu Das
1 May 2020

Personalised Nutrition Smart Patch to Reduce Diabetes Risk

A wearable smart patch will deliver precision data to help people personalise their diets and reduce their risk of developing lifestyle-related chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes.
27 Apr 2020

Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Xiaoxi He and Raghu Das
19 Feb 2020

Touch-Responsive Indium Tin Oxide is Very Thin and Flexible

The first highly transparent, touch-responsive and conducting ultra-flexible thin sheets of indium tin oxide have been made by researchers in Australia. Made using a new liquid metal printing technique, the sheets are just 1.5 nm thick and can be deposited onto a variety of substrates - which can then be rolled up like a tube.
29 Jan 2020

Nano-thin Flexible Touchscreens Could be Printed Like Newspaper

Researchers have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electronic material that could be printed and rolled out like newspaper, for the touchscreens of the future.
13 Jan 2020

Ultrasound Can Make Stronger 3d-Printed Alloys

Researchers have used sound vibrations to shake metal alloy grains into tighter formation during 3D printing.
2019
20 Dec 2019

Australian-First Microgrid Brings Renewable Energy to Apartments

More people living in rental accommodation will soon have access to cheaper, renewable energy as part of an Australian-first microgrid project.
12 Dec 2019

Adding Copper Strengthens 3D Printed Titanium, Study Finds

Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
28 Aug 2019

Laser printing tech produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes. That's the future imagined by the researchers behind new e-textile technology.
5 Jul 2019

Branching out: Making graphene from gum trees

Graphene is the thinnest and strongest material known to humans. It's also flexible, transparent and conducts heat and electricity 10 times better than copper, making it ideal for anything from flexible nanoelectronics to better fuel cells.
4 Feb 2019

Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry

New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe's biggest energy users.
2018
21 Dec 2018

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing for Healthcare 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins