4 Jan 2023
Tunoptix is an American optics startup developing and commercializing meta-optics. IDTechEx spoke with John Fijol, CEO of Tunoptix, and George Lauro, Board Director of Tunoptix.
3 Nov 2022
Jiva Materials is a British start-up that has developed a fully recyclable printed circuit board.
30 Sep 2022
How to 3D-Print One of the Strongest Stainless Steels
For airliners, cargo ships, nuclear power plants and other critical technologies, strength and durability are essential. This is why many contain a remarkably strong and corrosion-resistant alloy called 17-4 precipitation hardening stainless steel. Now, for the first time ever, 17-4 PH steel can be consistently 3D-printed while retaining its favorable characteristics.
2 Aug 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables
Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. Researchers have developed an innovative solution: the first-of-its kind flexible, wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity. This device is soft and stretchable, yet sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
22 Jul 2022
Biologists Train AI to Generate Medicines and Vaccines
Scientists have developed artificial intelligence software that can create proteins that may be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments, or even tools for pulling carbon pollution out of the air.
4 May 2022
Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
24 Mar 2022
Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones
An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.
21 Mar 2022
Tiny Battery-Free Sensors Float in The Wind like Dandelion Seeds
Wireless sensors can monitor how temperature, humidity or other environmental conditions vary across large swaths of land, such as farms or forests. These tools could provide unique insights for a variety of applications, including digital agriculture and monitoring climate change.
3 Mar 2022
New Super Material Could Battle Bullets, Deflect Space Debris
Engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, it's better than bulletproof.
1 Feb 2022
Food Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in Care Homes
New technology could help reduce malnutrition and improve overall health in long-term care homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume.
19 Jan 2022
World's Smallest Nano-Based Capacitive Sensor
Somalytics Inc introduce two remarkable products that "feel" human presence through Somalytics' unique, miniature carbon-nanotube paper composite capacitive sensors: the SomaControl gesture monitor and the SomaSense 3D floor mat.
13 Jan 2022
Somalytics is an early stage company aiming to spin-out a CNT-based capacitive sensor technology. This is highly sensitive and non-contact, enabling applications ranging from HMI switches to eye-tracking for AR/VR. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Barbara Barclay following the company's presentation at CES 2022.
6 Jan 2022
Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy
A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
6 Dec 2021
Deep Learning Dreams up New Protein Structures
Just as convincing images of cats can be created using artificial intelligence, new proteins can now be made using similar tools. In a report in Nature, researchers describe the development of a neural network that "hallucinates" proteins with new, stable structures.