20 May 2020
Pretty as a Peacock: Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors
An international team of scientists has developed colour-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust and low-cost sensors can respond sensitively to light, temperature, strain or other physical and chemical stimuli making them an extremely promising option for cost-effective smart visual sensing applications in a range of sectors including healthcare and food safety.
2 Jul 2019
Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells
Researchers believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal.
5 Sep 2018
Wearable to monitor lithium levels
People living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels.
19 Mar 2018
Drug-producing bacteria possible with synthetic biology breakthrough
Bacteria could be programmed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles.
7 Mar 2018
Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer
Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.
24 Jan 2018
Metasonics have developed several technologies using ultrasound that could be relevant to the consumer market.
11 Dec 2017
Cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells
Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.
8 Nov 2017
Multi-racial facial recognition system provides more accurate results
A 3D morphing face model that has 'learned' from different racial faces and can better identify people in 2D pictures - even if a person's appearance is compromised by their pose, expression, lighting or poor image resolution.
28 Jul 2017
Be your own battery
Researchers are developing a revolutionary technology that will allow people to act as their own "power source" by wearing clothing such as "smart" shirts and shoes that harvest and store electricity.
11 Jan 2017
Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites
New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed.
8 Dec 2016
Spray-printed crystals to move forward organic electronic applications
Has the time come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks? Scientists believe so, especially for future electronics that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.
8 Dec 2016
Soft contact lenses inspire alternative to battery power storage
Ground-breaking research has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
7 Dec 2016
Dielectric capacitor to beat batteries?
The term supercapacitor means the same as ultracapacitor. It is traditionally limited to electrostatic devices that are based on an electrochemical double layer much thinner and of wider area than the dielectric that is the basis of all other capacitors.
31 Oct 2016
Technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronics
Researchers have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications.
18 May 2016
Silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets
Research has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.
29 Feb 2016
Research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power smart technology
New research has shown how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to date.
14 Jan 2016
Miniaturised optical devices enabled by carbon nano technology
Research demonstrates carbon nanotubes creating wafer-thin, flat structures that enable the miniaturisation of a range of optical devices.
9 Apr 2015
New energy harvesting for vehicles and devices: huge business
Energy harvesting is the creation of electricity from ambient energy. IDTechEx Show! covers it all in one place.
9 Feb 2015
Scaling up of graphene to power the internet of things
Next generation solar cells have the potential to power remote devices which will underpin the Internet of Things.