8 Sep 2020
Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cell System
Siemens Energy, lead contractor for the construction of National Grid's Viking Link interconnector project in Lincolnshire, has installed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell to provide off grid power to the project's construction site for the first time.
27 Aug 2020
InkSpace imaging have applied screen printing of silver nano-particle conductive inks to make lightweight, flexible, low-cost surface coils for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. They are especially focused on developing smaller coils for pediatric patients.
17 Aug 2020
Cypris Materials is an early stage company from California. They are commercializing a new method of printing colored inks that relies on co-polymers that self-assemble to create structural color rather than using dyes or pigments.
24 Jul 2020
Battery Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight, Long-Range Electric Cars
In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles for hundreds of miles on a single charge, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in EV batteries with lithium metal anodes.
8 Jun 2020
A Viable Sodium Battery
Researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials.
13 May 2020
To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes
Robots with toes? Experiments suggest that climbing robots could benefit from having flexible, hairy toes, like those of geckos, that can adjust quickly to accommodate shifting weight and slippery surfaces.
12 May 2020
Promising Material Stable Enough for use in Solar Cells
Soft and flexible materials called halide perovskites could make solar cells more efficient at significantly less cost, but they're too unstable to use.
5 Mar 2020
Yokogawa Takes a Stake in All Polymer Battery Maker APB
Yokogawa Takes a Stake in All Polymer Battery Maker APB to Drive Expansion
of Energy Management System Business
26 Feb 2020
Wearables Pivot to Healthcare, Printed Electronics Wins
Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, hosted in San Jose on March 17-18, identifies and assesses the opportunities for printed and flexible electronics in healthcare as the technology enables a new wave of medical wearable devices.
24 Feb 2020
Enabling Point of Care Diagnostics and Continuous Monitoring
Healthcare Sensor Innovations North America debut on Marc, 17-18, 2020 in San Jose, USA will focus on the latest developments in the use of wearables and sensors in point of care diagnostics and continuous monitoring.
13 Feb 2020
Monit is a startup founded in 2017 after initial development in Samsung's C-Lab since 2015. They have developed smart diapers, including a series of sensors such as temperature, humidity and gas sensors for detection of urine and faeces. IDTechEx interviewed them at their booth in CES 2020's Eureka Park.
4 Feb 2020
Turbocharging Hydrogen Fuel Cells with Novel Ion-Conducting Copolymer
Renewed investments in hydrogen fuel cell technologies and infrastructure by companies like Amazon; nations like China; and automakers like Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai, are sparking sales and fresh interest in the vast possibilities of polymer-electrolyte fuel cells. The fresh interest could revolutionize transportation and fill streets with vehicles whose only effluent is water vapor.
30 Jan 2020
At CES 2020 IDTechEx met with Tania Sole from Airspeq. The company has developed a MEMS based sensor to detect airborne particulate matter. The technology is based on patent pending MEMS thin-film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) technology.
29 Jan 2020
At CES 2020 VTT gave IDTechEx an update on their developments. Many prototypes were shown.
23 Jan 2020
Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
9 Jan 2020
Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try a Solar Umbrella
Researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water's inherent properties.
3 Jan 2020
Award-Winning Glove is First Affordable All-Day Wireless VR/AR Haptic
BeBop Sensors will announce the first VR haptic glove integrated and exclusively designed for Oculus Quest, Oculus Link, Oculus Rift S, Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive Cosmos, HTC Vive Pro, HTC Focus Plus, and Varjo VR headset technology.
8 Dec 2019
KiwiBot was established in 2017 in San Francisco. It has raised $2M since.
13 Nov 2019
Machine Learning Algorithms Help Predict Traffic Headaches
Urban traffic roughly follows a periodic pattern associated with the typical "9 to 5" work schedule. However, when an accident happens, traffic patterns are disrupted. Designing accurate traffic flow models, for use during accidents, is a major challenge for traffic engineers, who must adapt to unforeseen traffic scenarios in real time.