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Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
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2019
6 Dec

Avazzia

IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Avazzia Vice President of International Sales Benjamin Soong.
5 Dec

Robots Join the Workforce at New Stanford Hospital

In the new Stanford hospital, the human employees will be joined by a fleet of robots programmed to take on some repetitive and mechanical tasks.
25 Nov

Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a major US company that specialises in motion and control technologies. At the IDTechEx Show 2019 in Santa Clara, Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Dr Alexander York, Senior Principal Engineer at Parker Hannifin about the company's electroactive polymer technology.
11 Nov

Solar and Wind Energy Preserve Groundwater For Drought and Agriculture

Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground.
11 Nov

Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

With the goal of increasing access to making, engineers have collaborated with members of the blind and visually impaired community to develop a touch-based display that mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
17 Oct

Unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic

A global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, is building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.
9 Oct

Bacteria trapped — and terminated — by graphene filter

Airborne bacteria may see what looks like a comfy shag carpet on which to settle. But it's a trap. Scientists have transformed their laser-induced graphene into self-sterilizing filters that grab pathogens out of the air and kill them with small pulses of electricity.
8 Oct

NASA Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn's Moons

Mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine? Together they form Shapeshifter, a developing concept for a transformational vehicle to explore treacherous, distant worlds.
30 Sep

Alibaba unveils its own AI chip

Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
20 Sep

Device generates light from the night sky

An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report.
13 Sep

Fastree3D

Fastree3D are developing lidar modules and a lidar hardware development kit.
13 Sep

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices.
10 Sep

Origin

3D printing Californian start-up Origin are disrupting the industry with their Open Additive Production platform using Programmable Photopolymerization (P³) technology. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core investigates this new technology and the exciting range of materials being developed by Origin's partners.
29 Aug

New coating brings lithium metal battery closer to reality

Hope has been restored for the rechargeable lithium metal battery - a potential battery powerhouse relegated for decades to the laboratory by its short life expectancy and occasional fiery demise while its rechargeable sibling, the lithium-ion battery, now rakes in more than $30 billion a year.
22 Aug

Heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can be annoying, but beyond that it contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode.
20 Aug

Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

Even the most advanced robots come nowhere near the grasping ability of animals when dealing with objects of varying shapes, sizes and textures.
19 Aug

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be solid, liquid, or somewhere in between. Now, researchers have developed a novel class of liquids that may open up new possibilities for improving the efficiency and stability of such devices while reducing their flammability.
19 Aug

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin

Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It's all part of a system called BodyNet.
19 Aug

Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050.
15 Aug

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.