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2020
4 May 2020

Phaseshift Technologies

Phaseshift Technologies are a materials company developing new amorphous alloys with a material informatics and computer modelling approach. IDTechEx spoke with Fazal Mahmood (co-founder and CEO).
26 Feb 2020

McDonald's Deep Fryer Oil Turned into High-End 3D Printing Resin

Researchers have, for the first time, turned waste cooking oil - from the deep fryers of a local McDonald's - into a high-resolution, biodegradable 3D printing resin.
10 Feb 2020

Handheld 3D Skin Printer for Accelerated Healing of Severe Burns

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds - and its "bio ink" can accelerate the healing process.
4 Feb 2020

Graphene Won't Crack Under Pressure

Graphene is a paradox: it is the thinnest material known to science, yet also one of the strongest. Now, research shows that graphene is also highly resistant to fatigue — able to withstand more than a billion cycles of high stress before it breaks.
13 Jan 2020

Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
2019
19 Nov 2019

Proof-of-concept for a loss-free quantum battery

A blueprint for a loss-free quantum battery may be closer than we think, according to new research.
10 Oct 2019

Soft robot programmed to move like an inchworm

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.
24 May 2019

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
8 May 2019

Smarter training of neural networks

These days, nearly all the artificial intelligence-based products in our lives rely on "deep neural networks" that automatically learn to process labeled data.
22 Apr 2019

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation. A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed by Brazilian and Canadian researchers.
9 Apr 2019

Understanding gene interactions holds key to personalized medicine

When the Human Genome Project was completed, in 2003, it opened the door to a radical new idea of health - that of personalized medicine, in which disease risk and appropriate treatment would be gleaned from one's genetic makeup. As more people had their genomes sequenced, disease-related genes would start coming into view-- and while this is true in many ways, things also turned out to be much more complicated.
15 Mar 2019

Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children

Arthritis is not just an ailment of old age - it can affect children too, causing lifelong pain and disability in its most severe forms. Fortunately, some kids grow out of it. Even so, knowing which patients will develop milder forms of disease could spare them unnecessary treatment and potential medication side-effects. However, doctors currently have no way of predicting the disease's course or severity.
2018
2 Jul 2018

3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018

The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.
27 Jun 2018

Autonomous vehicles: researchers make advances with new algorithm

A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. These tasks are typically trained independently from one another, which could result in disasters should any one task fail.
15 Jun 2018

Teaching chores to an artificial agent

For many people, household chores are a dreaded, inescapable part of life that we often put off or do with little care. But what if a robot assistant could help lighten the load?
9 May 2018

Portable 3D skin printer to repair deep wounds

Researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissue to cover and heal deep wounds. The team believes it to be the first device that forms tissue in situ, depositing and setting in place, within two minutes or less.
5 Mar 2018

TARA Biosystems

IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed TARA Biosystems CEO Dr Misti Ushio on August 7, 2017. TARA is developing cardiac models for pharmaceutical testing.
2017
7 Nov 2017

New quantum dot solar cell world record

Researchers established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.
16 Oct 2017

Myant commits $100M to the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster

Myant is a key partner in the advanced manufacturing supercluster in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, which includes companies, universities, health agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
29 Sep 2017

Google Glass app helps autistic children

A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder.