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2020
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.
2019
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.
4 Jul 2019

Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times: what was once a pharmacologist's dream is now much closer to reality. With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.
26 Jun 2019

Cosinuss

The company displayed Cosinuss One, a continuously measuring wearable sensor. Its CEO presented during the 'Wearables Keynotes' conference session.
25 Feb 2019

Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality

Quantum computers have been a dream for over 40 years, which comes from harnessing the laws of quantum physics to process information. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Luyun Jiang explores the future possibilities of this technology, based on her findings at CES 2019.
2018
20 Nov 2018

Anisoprint

Anisoprint has developed a continuous fiber 3D Printing process. Dr Fedor Antonov (CEO) spoke with technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
2 Nov 2018

A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn't a design for materials with the right mix of optical, electronic, and chemical properties needed for them to work efficiently.
25 Jun 2018

Scientists print sensors on gummi candy

Researchers have successfully teamed up to perform inkjet printing onto a gummy bear. This might initially sound like scientists at play - but it may in fact point the way forward to major changes in medical diagnostics, as reported in Printed Electronics World.
21 Mar 2018

TU Munich

The Technical University of Munich is one of Europe's leading research institutions. Technology Analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande paid a visit to their battery manufacturing facilities outside of Munich to assess their prototyping and scaling-up capabilities
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9 Jan 2018

Cevotec

Cevotec develops and distributes the Fibre Patch Placement technology, automating the fiber layup process for manufacturing complex composite parts. Thorsten Groene (Managing Director & Co-Founder) was interviewed by IDTechEx analyst Dr Richard Collins.
2017
25 Dec 2017

New insight into battery charging

A new technique developed by researchers provides a unique insight into how the charging rate of lithium ion batteries can be a factor limiting their lifetime and safety.
27 Oct 2017

Electrode materials from the microwave oven

Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops.
24 Aug 2017

aCar the electric all-rounder

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy.
7 Apr 2017

Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential

Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.
17 Mar 2017

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as an alternative to graphene

Researchers produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
6 Mar 2017

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals

A research group has developed a molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein.