BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO
BASF 3D Printing Solutions and its strategic partner Origin are collaborating with ECCO, a footwear manufacturer, to develop a wholly new approach to footwear production.
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent
A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster — takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain how useful the systems will be against urgent, mobile or evolving threats.
C3Nano breakthrough material for flexible touchscreen displays
C3Nano Inc announced another leap forward with its new ActiveGrid™ Gen7 ink, which delivers breakthrough clarity, conductivity and flexibility.
Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation
A new learning system improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a learning-based particle simulator, could give industrial robots a more refined touch — and it may have fun applications in personal robotics, such as modelling clay shapes or rolling sticky rice for sushi.
In robotic planning, physical simulators are models that capture how different materials respon
AI to accurately predict the useful life of batteries
Wouldn't it be nice if battery manufacturers could tell which of their batteries will last at least two years and sell those to mobile phone makers, and which will last for ten years or more and sell those to electric vehicle manufacturers? New collaborative research shows how they could start doing that.
Storing renewable energy as methane
The cost of renewable energy has been steadily decreasing, but the big question has always been how to store it for future use.
Near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors
Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics found in solar panels, camera sensors and medical imaging tools. Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics found in solar panels, camera sensors and medical imaging tools.
Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.
C3Nano expands patent portfolio for transparent conductive inks, films
C3Nano Inc announced that it has significantly expanded its patent portfolio, having been issued 13 international patents during 2018 to bring its total issued patents to more than 20, with 45 more pending. These patents protect C3Nano's industry-leading NanoGlue™ technology and ActiveGrid™ inks and films.
BYD rolls out its 50,000th pure electric bus
BYD boasts the world's largest selection of battery electric buses, and a clientele that spans across 300 cities around the world.
Why Tesla Bought the Supercapacitor World Leader
Tesla needs to excel in the much broader range of energy storage technologies needed for Class 8 trucks down to Tesla 3 cars to retain uniquely long range for the price.
Sodium is the new lithium
Researchers have demonstrated that a specific material can act as an efficient battery component for sodium-ion batteries that will compete with lithium-ion batteries for several battery characteristics, especially speed of charge.
IDTechEx briefly spoke with Sonia Rao, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Spire at their booth at CES 2019.
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue
Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
AI mimics how humans visualize and identify objects
Engineers have demonstrated a computer system that can discover and identify the real-world objects it "sees" based on the same method of visual learning that humans use.
Will Piezoelectric Roads Charge Vehicles at Speed?
IDTechEx reports sometimes attract vehement debate and the new report, "Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039." Is one such example
Stanford University to go 100 percent solar by 2021
A new solar generating plant - Stanford's second - will enable the university to use 100 percent renewable electricity in three years, more than two decades ahead of California's goal of a carbon-free grid by 2045.
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches
A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic skin patches, studying this emerging wearable technology product type that so many companies are investing heavily to develop and commercialize.
Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch
Engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.