13 Jan 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults
A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
3 Apr 2019
New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium batteries
Researchers around the globe have been on a quest for batteries that pack a punch but are smaller and lighter than today's versions, potentially enabling electric cars to travel further or portable electronics to run for longer without recharging.
18 Aug 2017
Regenerative medicine breakthrough
Researchers have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection, that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.
29 Dec 2015
Faster, more efficient way to sniff out explosives
Scientists report a new step toward a more efficient monitoring method that uses quantum dots to quickly sniff out and identify five dangerous compounds.
13 Jun 2011
Swimming with sensors
Sensors printed onto the sleeves of wetsuits could alert the wearer to contaminated water. Navy divers could also use the sensors to locate underwater explosives, such as mines.
7 Aug 2009
Lithium Air - batteries on steroids
Better traction batteries will lead to better batteries for energy harvesting. After all, both need to affordably pack more energy in a given space while improving battery life, fast charging and affordability.
4 Mar 2009
Perpetuum - a vibration harvesting company
Having started by looking at piezoelectrics and faced with what it saw as their present day limitations of reliability and sometimes high internal resistance, Perpetuum follows the more proven route of electrodynamic harvesting.
7 Dec 2007
Printed electronics for active RFID and RTLS
IDTechEx look at aspects relevant to printed electronics from the Active RFID and Real Time Locating Systems RTLS conference.
23 May 2007
The Prosperous Market for RFID
The market for RFID continues to surge forward, with investments, acquisitions and orders at record levels. The premier European IDTechEx conference RFID Europe, on the 18-19 September in Cambridge UK, will air all these aspects.
15 Mar 2006
RFID Profit - the Taboo Subject
In any rapidly emerging market sector, there are those that make bold initiatives but miss their targets and there are those that quietly create profitable businesses. So it is with RFID, where many companies are reviewing their strategies after disappointment while others are succeeding. However, as far as the press and the analysts are concerned, profit is a taboo subject. Until now.
13 Feb 2006
Active RFID - Innovation and Very Rapid Growth
Active RFID is little reported, but its use is growing rapidly. New IDTechEx research