9 May 2022
Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'
A robot 'chef' has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it's sufficiently seasoned. The results could be useful in the development of automated or semi-automated food preparation by helping robots to learn what tastes good and what doesn't, making them better cooks.
11 Apr 2022
Echion Technologies are a UK start-up developing mixed niobium oxide anodes for high power, long life Li-ion batteries.
8 Apr 2022
Nyobolt are a UK-based start-up developing fast-charging Li-ion batteries.
15 Mar 2022
Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants
Long-term use of implantable electronic medical devices - such as pacemakers and cochlear implants - is hampered by the body's reaction to foreign bodies. Now, in a study in mice has shown that this reaction can be dramatically reduced by incorporating an anti-inflammatory drug into the silicone coating around the implant.
1 Mar 2022
Sorex is a gas sensor company spun out of the University of Cambridge, seeking to commercialise acoustic wave sensor research for air quality and medical markets, including mobiles and wearables.
22 Feb 2022
Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt
Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.
16 Feb 2022
Fully Woven Smart Display
Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.
21 Dec 2021
PlatformE acquires Catalyst AI to Make Sustainable Fashion a Reality
PlatformE has acquired Catalyst AI, an artificial intelligence company based in Cambridge, UK. The deal will see Catalyst AI's machine learning tools for optimising fashion supply chains bolster PlatformE's services for efficient on-demand and made-to-order fashion.
11 Nov 2021
20 Airlines Commit to Use New Technologies to Minimize Climate Impact
20 airline members of the World Economic Forum's Target True Zero initiative committed to utilizing new technologies, such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid aircraft, to address the challenge of climate change. The development and delivery of novel propulsion technologies - powered by sustainable energy sources - were highlighted as key towards helping the aviation industry minimize its environmental impact.
29 Oct 2021
'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes
A new carbon-based air filtration nanomaterial capable of capturing and destroying various viruses, including animal coronavirus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - has been developed by scientists and engineers.
26 Aug 2021
New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life
A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.
8 Jul 2021
Intellegens Launches Machine Learning Package for 3D Printing
Deep learning software specialist Intellegens has enhanced its solution for Additive Manufacturing with the launch of a new Alchemite AM Package.
29 Jun 2021
Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain
A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery. The device uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques, ultra-thin electronics and microfluidics.
28 Jun 2021
Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet
Tossing worn-out solar panels into landfills may soon become electronics waste history. Designing a recycling strategy for a new, forthcoming generation of photovoltaic solar cells - made from metal halide perovskites, a family of crystalline materials with structures like the natural mineral calcium titanate - will add a stronger dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.
24 Jun 2021
Porotech is a spin-out from the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride in the Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.
25 May 2021
Graphene Flagship spin-off Qurv Will Develop Imaging Technology
Qurv was founded to develop graphene-enabled wide-spectrum image sensor technologies for next-generation computer vision applications, bringing unprecedented intelligence to products and services.
13 May 2021
Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit
Nuclera, a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, are pleased to announce the acquisition of E Ink's digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene "bioprinter" with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.
22 Feb 2021
New Method for Integrating Graphene into Semiconductor Manufacturing
Graphene Flagship researchers have reported a new method to integrate graphene and 2D materials into semiconductor manufacturing lines, a milestone for the initiative's recently launched 2D Experimental Pilot Line — a €20 million project to bridge the gap between lab-scale manufacturing and large volume production of electronic devices based on two-dimensional materials.
18 Feb 2021
3D Printing with Material Intelligence through Machine Learning
Machine learning specialist Intellegens and engineering simulation leader Ansys have announced a collaboration to integrate machine learning methods into Additive Manufacturing workflows.
16 Feb 2021
On 12/02/21, Dr James Edmondson interviewed the CEO of Intellegens, regarding their AI-driven platform for developing battery materials for electric vehicles.