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2019
28 Aug

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

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

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

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing for Healthcare 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Richard Collins and Dr Luyun Jiang
14 Dec

Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Researchers unveiled experiments with drones that can sense wind gusts and thermals, then use them to gain speed or altitude, just like birds do.
30 Nov

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
27 Nov

Solution for next generation nanochips comes out of thin air

Researchers have engineered a new type of transistor, the building block for all electronics. Instead of sending electrical currents through silicon, these transistors send electrons through narrow air gaps, where they can travel unimpeded as if in space.
1 Oct

Wearable UV sensors monitor sun exposure

Managing vitamin absorption and avoiding sun damage could soon be as simple as slipping on a bracelet thanks to new personalised sensors.
15 Mar

All power to the proton: battery breakthrough

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable "proton battery" that could re-wire how we power our homes, vehicles and devices.
7 Mar

Research partnership to advance 3-D printing of energetic materials

Minister Pyne said additive manufacturing or 3-D printing of energetic materials such as explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics has the potential to transform their performance and also offer significant logistical and cost benefits in their manufacture.
1 Mar

Clever coating opens door to smart windows

Researchers have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to "smart windows".
19 Jan

Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health

Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed.
2017
1 Nov

Just in time implants set to radically advance tumour surgery

A major new Australian research project is set to transform the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer, and dramatically improve patient and healthcare outcomes.
22 Jun

The exciting future of light energy

In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny 'quasiparticle' called an exciton could provide the answer to our problems.
19 Jun

Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapour

Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen - the cleanest source of energy.
3 May

Guts and glory for smart pills

Researchers have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionise the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.
5 Apr

Bio-inspired energy storage

Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.
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.
2016
15 Aug

Making cheaper electronics with a flash of light

Researchers have developed a way of printing electronic components using cheap and widely available materials, and a flash of light.
9 Aug

Liquid metals propel future electronics

Science fiction is inching closer to reality with the development of revolutionary self-propelling liquid metals -- a critical step towards future elastic electronics.