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2 Apr 2020

Brain Reading Technology for Brainwave-Controlled Devices

A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers. The technique could lead to new medical devices to help amputees, people with paralysis or people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease.
25 Feb 2020

AI Helps Predict Heart Attacks and Stroke

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow. The results were found to be able to predict chances of death, heart attack and stroke, and can be used by doctors to help recommend treatments which could improve a patient's blood flow.
20 Feb 2020

Fast-Charging, Long-Running, Bendy Energy Storage Breakthrough

While at the proof-of-concept stage, it shows enormous potential as a portable power supply in several practical applications including electric vehicles, phones and wearable technology.
19 Feb 2020

Powering Towards Net Zero: Pioneering Energy Projects Get Green Light

£21m awarded to 10 ground-breaking smart energy projects across UK from Coleraine to Rugeley to trial new technology which could become a blueprint for greener localised energy generation on the road to net zero.
12 Feb 2020

Warning That 3D Printing Pills Can Stop Drugs Working

3D printing drugs can cause unexpected and undesirable reactions that prevent their release, scientists have found. The work is one of the first studies of its kind to reveal problems when producing 3D printed pills.
16 Sep 2019

Personalised 3D printed tablets for children with rare disease

FabRx has successfully completed the world's first-in-human clinical study using their proprietary Printlets technology. This pioneering step brings the 3D printing of pharmaceutical products closer to the clinic with a promise in shifting pharmaceutical practice towards a personalised patient approach.
19 Jun 2019


At the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019, IDTechEx spoke to Nourish3d, a 3 year old start up from Birmingham. Its Founder & CEO gave a presentation during the '3D Printing in the Medical Industry' conference session.
7 May 2019

Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medicine and public health experts are calling for lung cancer in never-smokers to be given greater recognition. It is estimated that around 6,000 people in the UK who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year.
3 May 2019

New material to revolutionise electronics, fast-charging battery tech

Tiny, individual, flexible ribbons of crystalline phosphorus have been made in a world first, and they could revolutionise electronics and fast-charging battery technology.
24 Dec 2018

Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology

Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.
29 Aug 2018

First language study using new generation of wearable brain scanner

Scientists have carried out the first study of human cognition using a new generation of brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet. This marks an important step forward in the translation of their new technique from the laboratory bench to a genuinely useful tool for cognitive neuroscience and clinical application.
26 Jan 2018

Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

The University of Bath is part of a consortium of academic and industry partners awarded Government funding to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution.
17 Jan 2018

Prototype of robot maintenance assistant

A prototype of its collaborative robot which will act as the main platform for testing and developing new technologies related to the maintenance and repair of automation equipmentt.
4 Jan 2018

Project aimed at doubling range of next generation EVs

Nexeon and its partners have been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding for a project to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles with a range of 400 miles and above.
30 Oct 2017

Clinical study of non invasive vagus nerve stimulator

Completion of an initial series of clinical studies evaluating the utilization of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation for the relief of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
21 Jul 2017

Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.
9 Feb 2017


Chirp technology enables point-to-point communication through audible sounds and has found numerous use cases over the last 12 months. David Pugh spoke to Mike Smales, SVP of operations about this innovative communication system.
19 Jan 2017

Solar-powered ophthalmoscope could save sight of millions of people

A revolutionary pocket-sized device which could help save the sight of millions of people around the world has been launched by a team led from the University of St Andrews.
3 Oct 2016


David Pugh interviewed Geoff Henshaw, Founder and CTO, and Cark Beck, VP Commercial of Aeroqual Ltd, a market leader in air quality monitoring solutions.
30 Apr 2015

Tracking exploding Lithium-ion batteries in real-time

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time using sophisticated 3D imaging.