20 Jul 2021
Emerging Technologies Set to Shape Next Generation of Plant-Based Meat
Plant-based meat has increasingly been making headlines in recent years, as product sales swell and industry investment continues to reach dizzying heights.However, this is only the beginning. Plant-based meat producers are increasingly looking towards a range of emerging technologies to create the next generation of hyper-realistic plant-based alternatives.
26 Feb 2021
Detecting COVID-19 With a Sticker on Your Skin
One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person's vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as COVID-19 or heart disease — to a healthcare provider, eliminating the need for an in-person visit while also saving lives.
Full profile interview
28 Aug 2020
Sintx Technologies is an OEM ceramics company developing and commercializing silicon nitride. In addition to biomedical and industrial applications, Sintx are now exploring silicon nitride as an antimicrobial material. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Sintx CEO Dr Sonny Bal on 13 August 2020.
15 Jul 2020
The New Tattoo: Drawing Electronics on Skin
One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new study, engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create devices that might be used to monitor personal health.
10 Jan 2020
Wearable Air Conditioning
One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield -- preventing heat stroke or exhaustion -- by using "wearable air conditioning," an on-skin device that includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.
16 Dec 2019
Advancments in 3D Printing Technology for Orthopaedic Care
It is no secret that technology is transforming the healthcare industry at rapid speed. The idea of 3D printing a patient's specific fracture pattern or bone pathology on command seemed like science fiction just a few years ago; however, 3D printing technology is revolutionizing orthopaedic care and is making this process a reality today.
16 Aug 2019
Towards smart packaging that detects the presence of salmonella
When food is recalled due to contamination from bacteria such as salmonella, one may wonder how a tainted product ended up on store shelves. New technology being developed could give retailers and regulators an earlier warning on dangers in food, improving public health and giving consumers peace of mind.
21 May 2018
Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones
Scientists in Hong Kong and China have combined a semi-transparent arrangement of anodes and cathodes with a transparent electrolyte to make the first ever photoluminescent microbattery that can simultaneously act as a power supply and a full-colour display.
31 Mar 2017
Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance
Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050.
9 Dec 2015
Grant to develop EV battery materials manufacturing technology
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently selected 24 projects from a competitive field to receive a nearly $55 million investment in "vehicle technologies that will strengthen the U.S. clean energy economy."
2 Nov 2015
Biodegradable displays for electronics
Researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays.
2 Sep 2015
Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers
Chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.
12 Dec 2014
Simple way to make material for energy storage, electronics
Researchers have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser.
17 Sep 2014
First water-based nuclear battery
For the first time using a water-based solution, researchers have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications.
Full profile interview
7 Apr 2014
This profile summarizes the activities of the publicly held 3D bioprinter company, Organovo. The company strategy is discussed, and the strengths and weaknesses of its position analysed.
23 May 2011
New solar technology could break photovoltaic limits
Photovoltaic (PV) efficiency is a significant problem for today's commercial solar panels, which can collect only a theoretical maximum of about 30 percent of available light. Now, a team that includes a University of Missouri engineer is developing a flexible solar film that can theoretically capture more than 90 percent of available light. Prototypes could be produced within the next five years.