Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses
EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
The next generation of microbial fuel cells
Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
The group developed printed flexible battery based on zinc-carbon chemistry.
High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses
A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.
Grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
It will go towards the creation of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics which is a multi-university project that has received funding and contributions totalling £40m to bring together a diverse consortium of experts in robotics, AI, sensors and radiation resilient embedded systems to address nuclear waste problems.
Urine powered displays
PEE POWER has been given a prime location at Glastonbury Festival just a few hundred metres from the Pyramid stage to showcase turning urine into electricity.
Synthetic 'tongue' to sort out whiskies
Whiskies may differ in taste and smell, but they are so similar in chemical composition that most analyses can't tell two closely related brews apart.
Next generation electric load carrier concept
The second-generation concept machine is part of an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.
Wearable robotic tools for surgery
A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to 'sense', 'see', control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before
The cost of cleaning up the UK's existing nuclear facilities has been estimated to be between £95 billion and £219 billion over the next 120 years or so. The harsh conditions within these facilities means that human access is highly restricted and much of the work will need to be completed by robots.
Energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality
Researchers are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high-tech silicon nanoparticles.
Artificial fingertip that feels
Pushing the boundaries of soft robotics, the open-source tactile fingertip, known as TacTip, is a 3D-printed tactile sensor that has been developed by the Tactile Robotics Team from Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
An innovative personal transportation system
An innovative personal transportation system designed to fit neatly into the boot space usually occupied by a car's spare wheel is among the finalists in a Ford challenge to create future mobility solutions for urban areas.
Smart bricks will transform how buildings work
Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists.
Charging the future at Berlin Electric Vehicle Conference
At the conference, Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing as part of the IDTechEx Show!, April 27-28, the future of vehicle charging will be revealed and put in context.
Future Powertrain Conference 2016 National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
The third Future Powertrain conference was a great event with about 400 delegates and a total of 35 table exhibitors. The summary of the presentations given during the FPC2016 are discussed here.
Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter
This is the first self-sufficient system powered by a wearable energy generator based on microbial fuel cell technology.