FAA's first full approval for drone airline
UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward Inc has received the US government's first full Part 135 Standard certification to operate a drone airline. The company will initially expand its drone delivery service further to support hospital campuses around the country, and to provide solutions for customers beyond those in the healthcare industry.
Relativity Space raises $140M to launch 3D printed rocket.
Relativity Space, the company building the world's first autonomous rocket factory and launch services for satellites, has raised $140 million in funding.
World's first all-in-one hydrogen refueler
Angstrom Advanced Inc.developed the world's first all-in-one hydrogen refueler, which filled an international technological gap.
Deployment of grid-scale flow batteries in Africa
Power Africa works with African governments and coordinates the efforts of 12 U.S. government agencies, 18 bilateral and multilateral partners, and nearly 150 private companies to remove barriers that impede energy development in sub-Saharan Africa. It was launched in 2013 with the goal of increasing access and availability of electric power throughout sub-Saharan Africa - where two out of three residents lack this basic service.
Get ready for the 5G revolution
EXTENDED VERSION - Nations and industry are preparing for the opportunities 5G investment will bring, says Dr Luyun Jiang, IDTechEx technology analyst on 5G.
As featured in the 5G Report by Raconteur distributed in 'The Times'
Smart wrist-worn device monitors atrial fibrillation
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) researchers are developing a smart wrist-worn device for monitoring of atrial fibrillation - a condition, which if left untreated can lead to serious health complications and even death.
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal to Bring Metal Additive Manufacturing Repair Solutions to U.S. Government Agencies: Optomec announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal. The agreement will enable Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping systems to US government facilities.
Nuance Communications is a multinational computer software technology company providing speech and imaging applications and solutions. The most important speech technology of Nuance is speech recognition (SR). Besides, the company is specialised in speech synthesis, voice recognition, etc. In the global speech market, more than 80% of speech recognition systems used to be based on Nuance SR engine.
Water bottles and other recycled 3D printing materials
Soldiers on the battlefield or at remote bases often have to wait weeks for vital replacement parts. Now scientists report they have found a way to fabricate many of these parts within hours under combat conditions using water bottles, cardboard and other recyclable materials.
Intel advances the safe integration of drones into US airspace
Intel is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and other industry participants to foster innovation and to shape the global standards and practices for unmanned aircraft systems, with safety being the first priority.
NP Photonics, Inc.
NP Photonics are a fiber laser manufacturer. IDTechEx first had a discussion with NP Photonics at SPIE Photonics West 2018 in January 2018; this was followed by a full interview in March 2018. The company specializes in fiber lasers for a variety of sensing applications.