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2019
10 Oct

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
20 Dec

Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces: Forecasts and Applications 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report:
8 Dec

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Franco Gonzalez
10 Nov

Tissue Engineering 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
7 Nov

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

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

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.
10 May

Machine learning to develop new genetic medicines

Genetic mutations are the cause of countless diseases and disorders, from cancer to autism to cystic fibrosis. Now, a startup company is applying decades of research into machine learning and genomic science to develop genetic medicines — accelerating treatments that address the root causes of these conditions.
24 Feb

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
22 Feb

QD Solar secures Series A Financing from an international consortium

QD Solar has announced the closing of Series A funding led by DSM Venturing with participation from existing investors, KAUST Innovation Fund and MaRS Innovation.