1 Jul 2022
Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions
On the heels of a successful launch on June 26, NASA is set to launch two more sounding rockets from northern Australia during the first half of July. These missions will help astronomers understand how starlight influences a planet's atmosphere, possibly making or breaking its ability to support life as we know it.
23 May 2022
'Next Generation Wonder Material' Created for First Time
For over a decade, scientists have attempted to synthesize a new form of carbon called graphyne with limited success. That endeavor is now at an end, though, thanks to new research.
4 May 2022
Sionic Energy are a US company developing silicon anode Li-ion batteries.
19 Apr 2022
How to Print a Robot From Scratch: New 3D Printing Approach
Imagine a future in which you could 3D-print an entire robot or stretchy, electronic medical device with the press of a button—no tedious hours spent assembling parts by hand.
12 Apr 2022
Radi-Cool are a US-based company developing scalable manufactured metamaterials that cool objects.
17 Feb 2022
Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight
The Polaris Program is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities, while continuing to raise funds and awareness for important causes here on Earth. The program will consist of up to three human spaceflight missions that will demonstrate new technologies, conduct extensive research, and ultimately culminate in the first flight of SpaceX's Starship with humans on board.
2 Nov 2021
CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona
NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
30 Jul 2021
A Blood Test for Your Body Clock? It's on The Horizon
What time is your body clock set on? The answer, mounting research suggests, can influence everything from your predisposition to diabetes, heart disease and depression to the optimal time for you to take medication.
6 Jul 2021
Roboze is a 3D printing company that specialize in high-performance polymers and composites. IDTechEx spoke with Ilaria Guicciardini (Head of Marketing), Davide Schiena (EMEA Head of Application Engineering & Customer Success), and Megan Silva (Community Builder)
22 Apr 2021
Long-Term Vagus Nerve Implant for Bioelectronic Medicine Research
Researchers have developed a long-term implant model for vagus nerve stimulation in mice that successfully modulates heart rate and inflammatory proteins. The device and procedure may change the way preclinical bioelectronic medicine research is conducted and lead to alternative therapies for various chronic diseases, including Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure, among others.
7 Apr 2021
OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation
A new study finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation.
11 Feb 2021
Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery
Researchers have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.
9 Nov 2020
Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
9 Nov 2020
Electronic Skin Promises Cheap and Recyclable Wearable Alternative
Researchers are developing a wearable electronic device that's "really wearable"—a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that's inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin.
16 Mar 2020
Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells
A change in chemical composition enabled scientists to boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell. The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites. The problem is known as light-induced phase-segregation, which occurs when the alloys that make up the solar cells break down under exposure to continuous light.
28 Jan 2020
First Long Term Vagus Nerve Stimulation Implant in Mice
Previous preclinical VNS studies have been limited to short-term stimulation -- a timeframe of minutes to hours -- due to the surgical and technological challenges of implanting a stimulator small enough to fit a mouse nerve. In order to conduct mouse studies lasting weeks or even months, Feinstein Institutes researchers developed new techniques to deliver long-term electrical stimulation in mice.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
22 Jan 2020
Ingestible Medical Devices can be Broken Down with Light
A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, engineers have now come up with a way to trigger such devices to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED.