22 Oct 2020
Opus 12 is a green technology start-up company developing methods for catalytically converting carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprints of the world's heaviest emitters while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product. In October 2020, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Etosha Cave, COO and co-founder of Opus 12.
14 Oct 2020
Bioelectronic Device Achieves Unprecedented Control of Cell Membrane
In an impressive proof-of-concept demonstration, an interdisciplinary team of scientists has developed a bioelectronic system driven by a machine learning algorithm that can shift the membrane voltage in living cells and maintain it at a set point for 10 hours.
9 Oct 2020
2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR Development
University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
8 Oct 2020
Nanotech Energy Launches EMI Shielding Product Line
Advanced Graphene Technology Creates Highly Conductive Coating for EMI-RFI Shielding and Heat Management
8 Oct 2020
Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's
A team of researchers reports that spinal cord stimulation measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and as a "salvage therapy" after deep brain stimulation therapies were ineffective.
28 Sep 2020
Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World
A team of researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities.
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.
28 Aug 2020
Sintx Technologies is an OEM ceramics company developing and commercializing silicon nitride. In addition to biomedical and industrial applications, Sintx are now exploring silicon nitride as an antimicrobial material. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Sintx CEO Dr Sonny Bal on 13 August 2020.
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.
24 Aug 2020
Upcycling Plastic Waste Towards Sustainable Energy Storage
What if you could solve two of Earth's biggest problems in one stroke? Engineers have developed a way to recycle plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage.
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.
12 Aug 2020
Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language
New research by neuroscientists revealed that a simple, earbud-like device that imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer's ability to learn the sounds of a new language. This device may have wide-ranging applications for boosting other kinds of learning as well.
4 Aug 2020
Wearable Detects Parasite Infestations in Chickens
Blood-feeding livestock mites can be detected with wearable sensor technology nicknamed "Fitbits for chickens."