'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.