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2019
12 Jun

Tackling controversial technology face by face

Serious questions abound about how and when facial recognition technology should be used, and whether the positives—identifying a suspect or preventing a terrorist attack—outweigh the negatives—infringement on privacy rights.
2018
16 Oct

Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He and Dr Bryony Core
2017
20 Nov

Rebuilding spinal cords with an engineer's toolkit

Like an earthquake that ruptures a road, traumatic spinal cord injuries render the body's neural highway impassable. To date, there are neither workable repairs nor detours that will restore signal flow between the brain and limbs, reversing paralysis.
7 Aug

University of Florida performs its first retinal implant

The University of Florida performs its first retinal implant with the Argus II by Second Sight. The Argus II is an epiretinal implant consisting of an inner electrode array placed in the eye where it can stimulate the remaining cells in the retina, effectively taking the place of the rod and cone cells that have died off due to degenerative retinal diseases like retinitis pigmetosa.
23 Feb

Next gen batteries could provide power to microsatellites, cubesats

The size of the battery is so thin (2-3 millimeters) that it is a prime candidate for use in microsatellites, including CubeSats.
2016
3 Jun

Flashcharge Batteries

Flashcharge Batteries is a company based in Florida developing fast-charging energy storage devices based on redox polymers. They claim 60x faster charging rates, 20x more power and 50x longer cycle life than conventional Li-ion batteries.
2 May

Wearable allows people with vision loss to actually see

eSight's wearable, hands-free headset houses a small, high-speed camera that captures everything the eSight user is looking at.
2013
1 May

7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: First day

This excellent event "7th Electric Aircraft Symposium" in Santa Rosa, USA was acclaimed as the best ever in the series. Over 150 people attended, an eclectic mix from NASA and Siemens to hobbyists, universities and technology startups were there.
2012
16 Aug

City Labs makes first commercial tritium battery

The NanoTritium can travel into enemy territory, plunge to the bottom of the ocean and even settle into the human heart. And it keeps going, even through extreme temperatures and vibration, for 20 years or more.
2009
17 Mar

Spin battery uses new source of energy

Researchers have been able to prove the existence of a "spin battery," a battery that is "charged" by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction.