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2019
2 May

Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

Scientists have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat - a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells.
17 Apr

Scientific device creates electricity from snowfall

Researchers have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow. The first of its kind, this device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic.
19 Mar

Keeping high-risk workers safer

Researchers have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen.
9 Jan

Can artificial intelligence tell a polar bear from a can opener?

How smart is the form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning computer networks, and how closely do these machines mimic the human brain? They have improved greatly in recent years, but still have a long way to go, a team of cognitive psychologists reports.
2018
24 Dec

AI mimics how humans visualize and identify objects

Engineers have demonstrated a computer system that can discover and identify the real-world objects it "sees" based on the same method of visual learning that humans use.
9 Nov

Bioelectronic Medicine 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
2 Oct

Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, James Hayward and Dr Xiaoxi He
18 Sep

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
10 Sep

Dual-layer solar cell sets record

Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.
6 Aug

AI device identifies objects at the speed of light

A team of electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network -- a device modeled on how the human brain works -- that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light. The device was created using a 3D printer.
12 Jul

Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Megawatt 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
6 Jul

Low-Power Wide-Area Networks 2019-2029: Global Forecasts, Technologies, Applications

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang and Raghu Das
2 Jul

3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018

The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.
28 Jun

Supercapacitor Materials and Technology Roadmap 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
1 Jun

Biomaterial helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice

New stroke-healing gel helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice with stroke-damaged brains, hinting at what may someday be a new therapy for stroke in people.
23 May

3D printer that can create complex biological tissues

A bioengineer has developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries.
21 May

Wearable Technology 2018-2028: Markets, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
18 Apr

Deep learning - smartphone microscopes into laboratory-grade devices

Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have demonstrated that deep learning can discern and enhance microscopic details in photos taken by smartphones. The technique improves the resolution and color details of smartphone images so much that they approach the quality of images from laboratory-grade microscopes.
27 Feb

New electrode could boost supercapacitors' performance

Mechanical engineers have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
5 Feb

Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
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