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2020
10 Feb 2020

Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics

At the heart of any electronic device is a cold, hard computer chip, covered in a miniature city of transistors and other semiconducting elements. Because computer chips are rigid, the electronic devices that they power, such as our smartphones, laptops, watches, and televisions, are similarly inflexible. Now a process developed by engineers may be the key to manufacturing flexible electronics with multiple functionalities in a cost-effective way.
2019
2 Oct 2019

Tunabot: First robotic fish to keep pace with tuna

Mechanical engineers have created the first robotic fish proven to mimic the speed and movements of live yellowfin tuna.
9 Aug 2019

Tyto Care

IDTechEx spoke to Ophir Lotan, Head of Product and Implementation at TytoCare. This company has developed devices to connect patients to clinicians to provide remote home examination and diagnosis solutions.
31 Jul 2019

Technique could help engineer filter for polluted water & human tissue

Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes, a technique that could help engineer a filter for tainted water and human tissues.
2018
12 Oct 2018

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.
3 Sep 2018

AI can detect tumours

A study published in The Lancet Oncology establishes for the first time that artificial intelligence can process medical images to extract biological and clinical information.
5 Feb 2018

Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
25 Jan 2018

VLNComm

VLNComm, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the University of Virginia.
2017
11 Dec 2017

Discovery could bring better efficiency to a new class of solar cells

Since the 2009 discovery of a highly energy-efficient class of solar cell materials known as HOIPs - hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites - researchers have been working to understand exactly how these promising materials tick at the molecular level, in order to improve the durability of their performance.
13 Nov 2017

Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Lorenzo Grande and Dr Xiaoxi He
20 Oct 2017

Artificial pancreas performs well in clinical trial

During more than 60,000 hours of combined use of a novel artificial pancreas system, participants in a 12-week, multi-site clinical trial showed significant improvements in two key measures of well-being in people living with type 1 diabetes.
7 Jul 2017

Composites 2017-2027: Innovations, Opportunities, Market Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
29 May 2017

A wearable brain scanner

The scanner can be "worn" like a helmet, allowing research subjects to stand and make movements as the device scans.
2015
26 Jun 2015

New microchip improves future of self-powered wearable technology

Energy from your body heat and motion could fuel the future of preventative health care.
5 Jun 2015

Researchers measure thermoelectric behavior by 'Tinkertoy' materials

Researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework, a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting.
15 Apr 2015

The smallest autonomous computer

These devices are helping usher in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where people are connected to things and other people through the cloud and contain solar cells that power the battery with ambient light, including indoor rooms with no natural sunlight, allowing the computers to run perpetually.
2013
28 May 2013

Solar powered wheelchair wins

The chair uses lightweight and robust materials and high-efficiency solar cells with custom-fabricated solar panels that encompass over one square meter when deployed without adding significantly to its length, width, height or weight when stored.
2012
7 Sep 2012

$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices

Penn State, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University will collaborate on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it.
4 Jan 2012

New Energy appoints business partnering and scientific experts

New Energy Technologies, Inc. a developer of technologies for generating sustainable electricity, is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Scott R. Hammond as Principal Scientist, and Dr. Christopher M. Harris to the Company's Board of Advisors.
2011
5 Sep 2011

Grants to advance energy harvesting computing

We are also fascinated by the prospect of building processors that can run without a battery because they can harvest all the energy they need from the ambient environment.