18 Feb 2021
New Lead-Based Anode for Next-Gen Lithium-Ion Batteries
Scientists report a new electrode design for the lithium-ion battery using the low-cost materials lead as well as carbon.
3 Feb 2021
Silver Price Volatility Could Affect Conductive Ink Composition
The remarkable price increases in particular US stocks, most notably GameStop, made the news last week as the power of retail investors to move markets became clear. On Monday 1st Feb, the BBC reported that silver prices increased by around 10 % as retail investors turned their attention to commodities, reaching a 5-month high of almost $950/kg.
26 Jan 2021
Printed Electronics to Deal with Electronic Waste
The accumulation of electronic waste on the Earth is not just a growing problem but an environmental threat. E-Waste is now considered the fastest-growing waste stream in the world and has been called a veritable tsunami by the UN.
25 Jan 2021
Possibilities for new Transparent Materials that Conduct Electricity
In groundbreaking materials research, a team has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.
31 Dec 2020
NERA: World's First Fully 3D Printed E-Bike
With additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping you can get from the first idea to a fully functioning motorcycle in just 12 weeks. NERA is fully 3D printed, only 15 parts.
28 Dec 2020
Waste to Treasure: Crayfish Shells to Store Energy
Other than a spicy night snack, the crayfish has been endowed with greater significance. Research has made it possible to use crayfish shell as the biological template for high-performance supercapacitors.
11 Dec 2020
Flexible Hybrid Electronics Requires New Component Attachment Material
Despite the promise of and the commercial interest in FHE, some technological challenges remain. One of the most important is developing the ability to robustly attach mounted components to flexible substrates, given the substantial difference in mechanical and thermal properties.
28 Nov 2020
Glō established in 2010 in Sweden, is a fabless company based on research performed at Lund University. Glō then moved to Silicon Valley in 2012.
27 Nov 2020
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)
Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.
17 Nov 2020
Renewable Energy Solutions to Decarbonise Buildings
Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK have been successful in securing co-funding from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK, for industrial research into low-carbon renewable heating and cooling systems to decarbonise buildings.
2 Nov 2020
Solar Power for Nampala Mine in Mali
Robex Resources Inc and Vivo Energy have an agreement to supply solar energy to the Namala Mine for five to fifteen years.
2 Nov 2020
Leveraging a 3D Printer Defect to Create a New Quasi-Texile
Sometimes 3D printers mess up. They extrude too much material, or too little, or deposit material in the wrong spot. But what if this bug could be turned into a (fashionable) feature? Introducing DefeXtiles, a tulle-like textile developed by controlling a common 3D printing defect — the under-extrusion of polymer filament.
15 Oct 2020
Dimensional Energy is a green technology company developing a catalytic process for creating aviation fuel from carbon dioxide and sunlight. In October 2020, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Jason Salfi, co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Energy about the company and its technologies.
9 Oct 2020
3D Printed "Invisible" Fibres Sense Breath, Sound, Biological Cells
From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can 'smell, hear and touch' - making it particularly useful for health monitoring, Internet of Things and biosensing applications.
24 Sep 2020
Shell to Supply Renewable Energy to Microsoft
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Microsoft Corporation are embarking on a new strategic alliance to support progress towards a world with net-zero emissions.
11 Sep 2020
General Motors (2020)
After a promising start in the 1990s with the EV1, a heated legal battle between US automakers and California ultimately killed GM's electrification plans for a decade. In 2020, despite being in second place behind Tesla in US electric vehicle sales, the company is still behind the curve - but has exciting plans to catch up.
4 Sep 2020
Heraeus: CucorAl Plus
At the recent ChargedEVs event, Heraeus demonstrated a new material for interconnects in electric vehicle power modules, that combines the advantages of aluminium and copper.