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25 Aug 2021

Tiny Robot Earns World Record

The creator hopes his robots can someday be used to solve tricky engineering problems by emulating talented creatures like squid or mice that can seamlessly squeeze themselves like liquid into tight places. Biology, particularly insects, still surpass their robotic counterparts in almost every aspect, but he hopes to develop robots in the next decade that are significantly better at mimicking natural systems.
9 Apr 2021

How a Moving Platform for 3D Printing Can Cut Waste and Costs

For the first time, researchers have created a low-cost reusable support method to reduce the need for 3D printers to print wasteful supports, vastly improving cost-effectiveness and sustainability for 3D printing.
3 Mar 2021

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.
1 Feb 2021

3D Printer Ink Infused with Living Material

A tree grows strong from years of generating its own food. Now imagine if products could be strengthened with the same living materials that provide nutrients to strengthen trees. This is the work of a team whose research lab is one of the first to infuse 3-D printer ink with living material.
8 Sep 2020

University of Bari

In an effort to enable earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, researchers at the University of Bari in Italy developed a ML algorithm to discern structural changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease.
3 Sep 2020

How to Make AI Trustworthy

One of the biggest impediments to adoption of new technologies is trust in AI. Now, a new tool generates automatic indicators if data and predictions generated by AI algorithms are trustworthy.
30 Jul 2020

New Prototype to Better Recognise Human Activity

What if your belt did more than hold up your pants? What if it also listened to your FitBit, smart glasses, and smart jewelry to better recognize what activities you were engaged in while using far less power than anything currently on the market?
27 Jul 2020

AI in Medical Diagnostics 2020-2030: Image Recognition, Players, Clinical Applications, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
2 Jul 2020

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2020-2030: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
14 Apr 2020

A Better Redox Flow Battery

Scientists have developed a new battery that could solve the electricity storage problem constraining widespread use of renewable energy.
14 Feb 2020

Ultrasound Can Selectively Kill Cancer Cells

A new technique could offer a targeted approach to fighting cancer: low-intensity pulses of ultrasound have been shown to selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.
27 Nov 2019

InVia Robotics

InVia Robotics is a CA, USA based start-up (2015) with an undisclosed amount of seed funding and around 10 employees. It offers a mobile robotic picker
26 Nov 2019

Mobile Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in Logistics, Warehousing, and Delivery 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report:
8 Nov 2019

Water Battery Cuts Campus Electricity Use by 40% in Australia

A system that uses solar energy to provide air conditioning across an entire campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast has claimed a rather cool international award in Iceland.
16 Sep 2019

Personalised 3D printed tablets for children with rare disease

FabRx has successfully completed the world's first-in-human clinical study using their proprietary Printlets technology. This pioneering step brings the 3D printing of pharmaceutical products closer to the clinic with a promise in shifting pharmaceutical practice towards a personalised patient approach.
9 Aug 2019

3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
1 Aug 2019

Stimulation of the ear can help manage Parkinson's symptoms

A new study has shown that gentle, controlled stimulation of the ear canal can help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
26 Jun 2019

Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Using the new sensor, anyone from athletes in the field to researchers in the lab can record performance data and process it through one of three software platforms.
10 May 2019

$5.5 million to apply machine learning to geothermal exploration

The US Department of Energy announced up to $5.5 million for 10 new projects to apply machine learning techniques to geothermal exploration and production. Machine learning - the use of advanced algorithms to identify patterns in and make inferences from data - could assist in finding and developing new geothermal resources.
25 Apr 2019

Smart building materials that move

Smart building materials could revolutionize architecture, change the way buildings are constructed and ultimately reduce the building industry's massive carbon footprint.