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.
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.
The company displayed Cosinuss One, a continuously measuring wearable sensor. Its CEO presented during the 'Wearables Keynotes' conference session.
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.
Anisoprint has developed a continuous fiber 3D Printing process. Dr Fedor Antonov (CEO) spoke with technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.