Solid-state automotive lidar: commercializing photonic beam steering
What does it take to commercialize photonic beam steering?
Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries
Scientists have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. Their research suggests that the material may pave the way for helmets that better protect football players and other athletes from brain injuries caused by repeated head hits.
Computer vision helping track and protect great white sharks
In the last few years, the combination of increasing compute power, big data and improved algorithms have catapulted artificial intelligence from research labs to enabling a multitude of innovative, practical applications.
Alibaba unveils its own AI chip
Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
3D printing high strength aluminium
A breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.
Accelerating rendering with AI
Researchers have developed a new technology based on artificial intelligence and deep learning that eliminates this noise and thereby enables production-quality rendering at much faster speeds.
A robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour.
Improving next-gen materials for solar cells
New findings by an engineer outline new advances in solar cell technology and point to the incredible potential of the material used to fabricate the cell — gallium nitride.
Sensor-filled glove could help doctors
Researchers have developed new wearable sensors and robotics technology that could be used to accurately measure muscle stiffness during physical exams.
BioSolar's target is to design Si-Alloy materials with a capacity density of 1000 mAh/cm3 and a cell level volumetric energy density of 1000 Wh/L
The little bacterium that could
Researchers replace membrane proteins in bacteria with a molecule they created and gain control over their ability to produce electricity
BioSolar files patent for super battery technology
BioSolar, Inc has announced that it has jointly filed a patent application with the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Breakthrough in OLED technology
A new study from a team of researchers shows that OLEDs made with finely patterned structures can produce bright, low-power light sources, a key step toward making organic lasers.
The graphene industry finds new market opportunities in California
The 5th IDTechEx conference and tradeshow on graphene and 2D materials- Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE! - has become the annual meeting place for the global graphene industry in California.
Research shows how giant clams harness the sun
Evolution in extreme environments has produced life forms with amazing abilities and traits.
Holey graphene bridges gap between supercapacitors and batteries
Researchers have used a special type of graphene material, called holey graphene framework because of its three-dimensional perforated structure, to advance the energy density of an electrochemical capacitor to levels equal to those of lead acid batteries.
Seamless integrated circuits etched on graphene
Researchers have introduced and modeled an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-dimensional plane of carbon atoms.
7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: First day
This excellent event "7th Electric Aircraft Symposium" in Santa Rosa, USA was acclaimed as the best ever in the series. Over 150 people attended, an eclectic mix from NASA and Siemens to hobbyists, universities and technology startups were there.