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2 Jul 2020

Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations is a Californian company that produces a range of biologically derived pesticides and fertilizers that can be used as effective alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals, without the damage to the environment. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Dr Pam Marrone.
2 Jul 2020

Wearable-tech Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech in Real Time

Bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app.
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.
26 May 2020

New Wearable Tracks Vitamin C Levels in Sweat

A team has developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence.
15 May 2020

Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

It's a frustrating limitation of 3D printing: Printed objects must be smaller than the machine making them. Huge machines are impractical for printing large parts because they take up too much space and require excessive time to print. Now, a new material can be used to 3D print small objects that expand upon heating. The foam could find applications in architecture, aerospace and biomedicine.
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.
6 May 2020

Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
21 Apr 2020

Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology.
21 Apr 2020

Finding Leukemia's Weakness Using Genome-Wide CRISPR Technology

A team of researchers used CRISPR technology to identify key regulators of aggressive chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that remains difficult to treat and is marked by frequent relapse.
16 Apr 2020

Carbon Nanostructure Stronger Than Diamonds

Researchers have architecturally designed plate-nanolattices - nanometer-sized carbon structures - that are stronger than diamonds as a ratio of strength to density.
16 Apr 2020

Now Metal Surfaces Can be Instant Bacteria Killers

Engineers have created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer -- just by giving the metal's surface a different texture.
14 Apr 2020

3D Printed Corals Could Improve Bioenergy and Help Coral Reefs

Researchers have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. Their results open the door to new bio-inspired materials and their applications for coral conservation.
10 Apr 2020

Flexoskeletons for Faster and Cheaper Insect Inspired Robots

Engineers have developed a new method that doesn't require any special equipment and works in just minutes to create soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots.
1 Apr 2020

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples.
31 Mar 2020

Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
18 Mar 2020

Potential "One-Hour" COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Developed

Physician-scientists at the University of California, San Diego are the first to evaluate a new diagnostic testing system designed by Fluxergy, that holds promise for identifying the SARS-CoV-2 virus (also known as the novel coronavirus) in as little as 45 minutes and typically within one hour.
17 Mar 2020

Making Soft Robots Work Harder

Some fear robots might one day take over the world. But before they do that, machines will first have to learn how to walk over uneven surfaces. Researchers are trying to make robots more adaptive and safer for humans to interact with by developing soft robotic legs that respond to surfaces more naturally.
12 Mar 2020

Wearable Device Camouflages its Wearer in all Weather

Researchers have developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes--a feat that current state of the art technology cannot match.
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