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.
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.
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.
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."
Biodegradable displays for electronics
Researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Solar technology to capture more than 90% of light energy
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.
Smaller and more efficient nuclear battery
University of Missouri researchers are developing a nuclear energy source that is smaller, lighter and more efficient.
The evolution of television
IDTechEx looks into electronic devices that have "evolved", starting with the Television.
Silver and its importance to printed electronics
Any reduction in the price of silver can lead to substantial savings for a high volume manufacturer so the recent fall in the price of sliver of over 50% to under $10/oz will be good news for the printed electronics industry.
Harvesting the sun
A technology that could cost a few cents a yard to collect energy from the sun even after it has set and be imprinted on flexible materials is being developed by a team of researchers.