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2019
3 Sep

Silicon's energy-harvesting power

A collaboration has designed a better way for electronics to convert waste heat into reusable energy. The collaborative project demonstrated that silicon's ability to harvest energy from heat can be greatly increased while remaining mass-producible.
19 Jul

Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Over the last 15 years, researchers have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ranging from high-tech carbon nanotubes to ordinary fishing line.
21 May

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
15 Feb

Novel graphene fibres as a new electrical stimulation device

Researchers have developed novel graphene fibres as a new electrical stimulation device that could replace the use of pharmaceuticals to treat a range of medical conditions.
2018
13 Nov

Aerogels 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
19 Oct

Enhanced rehab for stroke doubles movement recovery

A novel therapy technique invented by researchers at has been shown in a pilot study to double the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients.
12 Oct

Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride — materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.
2 Oct

Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, James Hayward and Dr Xiaoxi He
11 Apr

Vagus nerve stimulation boosts post-stroke motor skill recovery

Researchers have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly.
2017
3 Nov

Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress against PTSD

Researchers are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
29 Aug

No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

An international research team has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.
11 May

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
2016
17 Oct

Sensor that measures perspiration to monitor glucose levels

Researchers are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop a wearable device that can monitor an individual's glucose level via perspiration on the skin.
28 Sep

Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

In recent years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and colleagues at the University of Wollongong in Australia have put a high-tech twist on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.
25 May

Discovery could energize development of longer-lasting batteries

A researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones.
2015
7 Dec

Engineer to build device to capture lost heat energy

An engineer is co-leading a team that is seeking ways to harness heat energy lost from automobiles, buildings and other devices.
4 Dec

Nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing

This innovation depends on an injectable, near-infrared optical biosensor nanotube that would read a person's blood glucose constantly and an optical glucose scanner that can access the data collected by nanotube.
1 Dec

Coming to a monitor near you: a defect-free, molecule-thick film

An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science.
30 Mar

Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications

A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait: It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed.
2014
2 Oct

New technology may lead to prolonged power in mobile devices

Researchers have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn't die after a few hours of heavy use.