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