13 Jan 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults
A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
6 Jan 2021
Innovative Battery Chemistry Revolutionises Zinc-Air Battery
High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional zinc-air battery has struggled with a high chemical instability, parasitic reactions which rooted in the usage of alkaline electrolytes lead to electrochemical irreversibility.
7 Dec 2020
New Machine Learning Tool Tracks Urban Traffic Congestion
A new machine learning algorithm is poised to help urban transportation analysts relieve bottlenecks and chokepoints that routinely snarl city traffic.
22 May 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics
In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
17 Apr 2020
Materials Zone are a platform technology for connected research data. IDTechEx interviewed their Co-founder and CTO Barak Sela.
10 Mar 2020
Potassium Metal Battery Emerges as a Rival to Lithium-Ion Technology
Researchers demonstrate how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion battery, but relies on potassium — a much more abundant and less expensive element.
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.
2 Dec 2019
Additive Manufacturing and NI/TI Metal Bolster Cooling Technology
Scientists have developed a novel elastocaloric cooling material, comprised of a nickel-titanium alloy and sculpted using additive technology, that is highly efficient, eco-friendly and easily scaled-up for commercial use.
27 May 2019
Helping robots remember
A new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence task of sensorimotor representation -- how agents like robots translate what they sense into what they do.
17 May 2019
Army discovery opens path to safer batteries
Soldiers carrying 15-25 pounds of batteries could carry batteries a fraction of the weight but with the same energy and improved safety, a new study shows.