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2021
8 Jul 2021

Tidal Turbine Rotors pass '20-Year Test'

Sustainable Marine's new turbine rotors have proven they can survive for two decades in the field, following rigorous tests at a leading European marine energy centre.
2020
27 May 2020

Materials Informatics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
2019
25 Feb 2019

New material to increase phone battery life by over 300%

Researchers have today announced the development of a new material which has the potential to improve the lifetime of the battery in every day electronics, such as smartphones. The new material also has the potential to significantly improve issues of battery lifetime while also ensuring that batteries can continue to become smaller without loss of performance.
14 Feb 2019

Transparent Conductive Films and Materials 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das
2018
2 Oct 2018

Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interfaces 2019-2029: Technologies, Players, Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
29 Aug 2018

Progressing 3D printed biological implants

The overall goal of TRANSITION, the five-year project funded under Science Foundation Ireland's Spokes programme, is to develop a new class of 3D printed biological implants that will regenerate, rather than replace, diseased joints.
30 Mar 2018

€6.3m Irish drone research project

The programme will see researchers recreate flying environments for drones as digital models, taking into account a wide range of factors like air traffic, buildings and electricity lines, and then testing them in the real world at Waterford Airport and other selected locations around Ireland.
27 Feb 2018

Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
2017
6 Dec 2017

Researchers generate electricity from low-cost biomaterial

Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research.
2016
13 Dec 2016

Graphene and silly putty make state-of-the-art sensor

Researchers have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity -- creating extremely sensitive sensors.
2015
9 Jul 2015

Researchers produce powerful biosensor for medical diagnostics

This new biosensor has demonstrated very high sensitivity in detecting cholera toxins and can provide earlier diagnosis of conditions such as cancer and other infectious diseases.
2 Jul 2015

Agreement for the production of atomically thin 2D layered materials

Capitalising on its experience in the manufacture of graphene, Thomas Swan Ltd can now quickly scale the manufacture of 2D materials, such as boron nitride and molybdenum disulphide, which will be available from this summer.
15 May 2015

Intelligent mouthguard to record our daily grind

SmartSplint will be able to deliver up to date, personalised information about bruxism right to the patient's phone and help them to understand their condition better and perhaps point to how they could modify their lifestyles to reduce how much they grind.
13 May 2015

Scientists discovery mystery behind solar energy harvesting material

Scientists have discovered how hybrid organic/inorganic perovskites, which have been used as highly efficient solar harvesting materials, really work
2014
17 Feb 2014

Researchers make breakthrough in battery technology

Researchers at the Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI), University of Limerick have made a significant breakthrough in the area of rechargeable battery technology.
2011
8 Feb 2011

New nanomaterials unlock new energy technologies

A new way of splitting layered materials to give atomically thin "nanosheets" has been discovered by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded research team.
2010
16 Aug 2010

Printed cholesterol sensor with printed batteries and printed display

The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute is developing a cholesterol test using printed electronics.
2009
10 Sep 2009

DecaWave partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

DecaWave (www.decawave.com) the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking ScenSor chip.