16 May 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity
Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
1 Dec 2021
Kumovis is a German company manufacturing FDM printers for medical 3D printing. IDTechEx spoke with Miriam Hearst, co-CEO and co-founder of Kumovis.
25 Oct 2021
New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites
An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the US achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One thousand times thinner than silicon, perovskite solar materials can be tuned to respond to different colors of the solar spectrum simply by altering their composition mix.
4 Oct 2021
Colorimetrix is a diagnostics industry company with a core software that processes analog colorimetric tests. Their current focus is on hormone diagnostics for ovulation monitoring in the fertility technology sector. IDTechEx analysts Nadia Tsao and Andy Ko interviewed Colorimetrix CEO and Cofounder Dr Leo Martinez on 29 Sep 2021.
12 May 2021
Artificial Intelligence Makes Great Microscopes Better Than Ever
To observe the swift neuronal signals in a fish brain, scientists have started to use a technique called light-field microscopy, which makes it possible to image such fast biological processes in 3D. But the images are often lacking in quality, and it takes hours or days for massive amounts of data to be converted into 3D volumes and movies.
3 May 2021
Energy Saving Gas Turbines From the 3D Printer
3D printing has opened up a completely new range of possibilities. One example is the production of novel turbine buckets. However, the 3D printing process often induces internal stress in the components which can in the worst case lead to cracks. Now a research team has succeeded in using neutrons for non-destructive detection of this internal stress - a key achievement for the improvement of the production processes.
4 Feb 2021
Super Solution in Hybrid Capacitor Development
In a step towards a new type of energy storage, researchers have developed a hybrid supercapacitor that offers the best of both worlds in energy storage.
24 Nov 2020
First 3D Printed Apartment Building in Germany
PERI GmbH announced at the end of September 2020 that work had begun on Germany's first printed residential house in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia. Only two months later, work has begun on the next residential building to make use of 3D construction printing technology.
26 Mar 2020
The Worldwide Test for Covid-19
A look into the molecular diagnostic landscape.
9 Mar 2020
New Type of Indoor Solar Cells for Smart Connected Devices
In a future where most things in our everyday life are connected through the internet, devices and sensors will need to run without wires or batteries. Researchers present a new type of dye-sensitised solar cells that harvest light from indoor lamps.
6 Feb 2020
New Gene Correction Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne type muscular dystrophy is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of twelve and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have developed a gene therapy that may provide permanent relief for those suffering from DMD.
13 Nov 2019
'Messy' Production of Perovskite Material Increases Solar Efficiency
Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material's use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.
15 Oct 2019
Biologically inspired skin improves robots' sensory abilities
Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings - a crucial capability if they are to be in close contact with people. Inspired by human skin, a team has developed a system combining artificial skin with control algorithms and used it to create the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.
15 Oct 2019
Airbus and LM Industries sign deal to 3D print drones, cars
Airbus and LM Industries, the world's first and only digital manufacturer, have announced the formation of Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy.
22 Jul 2019
Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels
The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos.
8 Jul 2019
First truly autonomous aircraft landing
Researchers have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.