Grids become highly vulnerable
Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort.
Versarien agrees deal for graphene inks
Shares in materials engineer Versarien have jumped after a wide-ranging agreement was made over graphene-based inks and a new 'Graphinks' product range was launched.
Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost
A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.
Development of opioid alternatives
Researchers have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
University of Cambridge
Researchers at the Department of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, University Cambridge have developed a new polymeric network material that enables the production of a flexible supercapacitor with high specific capacitance and cycling stability.
The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough
Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences.
Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer
A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers.
Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with machine learning
The algorithm can accurately predict the interactions between a protein and a drug molecule based on a handful of reference experiments or simulations.
IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone
Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
Solar cell discovery opens a new window to powering tomorrow's cities
Buildings of the future may come equipped with windows that can generate their own electricity, thanks to a finding of a team of researchers.
Report on the Winton Symposium
IDTechEx analysts Aman Atak and Luke Gear report on their findings at this event.
IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations
On Dec 5 to 7 IDTechEx will host six half day business intelligence forums covering the latest innovations with sensors, flexible electronics, human machine interface technology and the Internet of Things.
Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric
Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were made with cheap, safe and environmentally friendly inks, and printed using conventional inkjet printing techniques.
Wallpaper bio-solar panel
A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circuitry onto paper.
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
A group of researchers have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes.
Solar cells can be healed with light
Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.
Researchers create very small sensor using 'white graphene'
Researchers have found a way to create and clean tiny mechanical sensors in a scalable manner.
Nanogenerators that stand the test of time
Earlier this month, IDTechEx analysts were invited to attend the second talk within the "From Discovery Science to Industrial Application" series, co-organised by the Cambridge Network and the Maxwell Centre.