Cuberg is a Californian start-up that has developed a novel battery based on a litihum metal anode and a high voltage cathode, with a solid-like electrolyte in between. The company presented its work at the IDTechEx Show USA 2017
Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes from spent lithium ion batteries and makes them work just as good as new. The process involves harvesting the degraded cathode particles from a used battery and then boiling and heat treating them. Researchers built new batteries using the regenerated cathodes. Charge storage capacity, charging time and battery lifetime were all restored to their original levels.
Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast
In the past five years or so several major research groups have demonstrated that robots can learn to grasp novel varied objects with accuracy levels around 80-85%. Still performance levels, even in the labs, are sub-human but this is changing fast.
New thin transparent and lightweight touchscreen pressure sensor array
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology for 'force sensing' that can be added to any type of display, including flexible devices, and potential other uses go far beyond touch screen displays on mobile devices.
Kateeva appoints Marc Haugen as Chief Operating Officer
Kateeva announced that the company has expanded its executive team by appointing Marc Haugen as chief operating officer.
Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries
Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners.
Ideal material for smart photovoltaic windows
Imagine that when a window is darkened, it simultaneously produces electricity. Such a material - a photovoltaic glass that is also reversibly thermochromic - is a green technology researchers have long worked toward, and now, scientists have demonstrated a way to make it work.
Enevate is a US start-up that is about to launch its fast-charging, high energy, silicon-based batteries. The company claims a 750 Wh/L energy density and up to 50% longer runtime than its competitors.
Dr. Gazzaley, the Founder and Executive Director of Neuroscape, presented as a keynote for the Digital Health Summit, at CES 2018.
Neurovalens, a company based out of Belfast, Ireland and UC San Diego, presented their technology- The Modius at CES 2018.
Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost
Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them is limiting their use. That's because a key component of the most common fuel cells is a catalyst made from the precious metal platinum.
Stingray soft robot could lead to bio-inspired robotics
A tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics.
Investment in paper digitizing robotics service
The world's first robotic digitization company dedicated to creating a truly paperless workplace, has announced an additional $25M in equity funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new investor Telstra Ventures and previous investors Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. This increases the total Series B funding round to $65M.
Scientists modify CRISPR to epigenetically treat diabetes
Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA, potentially circumventing a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases.
Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed
While additive manufacturing is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three-dimensional parts, depending on their complexity.
Engineers create artificial graphene
Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing.
Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using light and heat
Silicon — the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors — is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating tiny silicon components that fit inside them has become more challenging and more expensive.
New robots can see into their future
Researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.
FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch
AliveCor announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime, anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation the most common heart arrhythmia.