2 Mar 2021
Terahertz Imaging of Graphene Paves the Way to Industrialisation
X-ray scans revolutionised medical treatments by allowing us to see inside humans without surgery. Similarly, terahertz spectroscopy penetrates graphene films allowing scientists to make detailed maps of their electrical quality, without damaging or contaminating the material.
2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
26 Oct 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery
There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
24 Jun 2020
WAAM3D are a spin-out from Cranfield University, UK. They specialize in wire-based directed energy deposition additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Filomeno Martina (CEO).
21 May 2020
dpiX is both a manufacturer of x-ray image detectors and a foundry for (primarily) backplanes. It has a Gen 4.5 line spanning 239,000 sq ft, which is the largest outside Asia. It has recently extended its capability to make flexible image sensors using amorphous silicon on flexible polyimide substrates.
26 Jun 2019
Frankfurt Laser Company
Frankfurt Laser Company are an international distributor of laser diode products and a custom laser solution provider.
8 Apr 2019
Thales develops COTS power modules for air mobility electrical systems
In a near future, using a smartphone to hail an "Air Taxi" - small, electric-powered, self-flying planes for point-to-point travel - and rising vertically into the air will become widely available to commuters.
23 Jan 2019
Bell unveils full scale design of air taxi
The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell's signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel.