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2020
1 Apr 2020

Triton and Titomic to Collaborate

Titomic Limited has entered into a strategic partnership with Triton Systems Inc to implement Titomic's Kinetic Fusion capabilities for validation through R&D projects with the US Department of Defense.
5 Mar 2020

Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it

Autonomous underwater vehicles can carry a variety of instruments, including those that measure water temperature, collect water samples, or record sound underwater. Scientists and engineers generally deploy these robots off the side of a ship. The vehicle then navigates the surrounding waters on its own, and completes its mission within a day or two.
19 Feb 2020

Become the Next IDTechEx Launchpad Start-up Success Story!

Ahead of the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, 13-14 May 2020, IDTechEx looks back at the stories of some companies propelled to success by the IDTechEx Launchpad initiative.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
3 Jan 2020

Study Evaluates Effects of Race, Age, Sex on Face Recognition Software

How accurately do face recognition software tools identify people of varied sex, age and racial background? According to a new study the answer depends on the algorithm at the heart of the system, the application that uses it and the data it's fed — but the majority of face recognition algorithms exhibit demographic differentials.
2019
11 Feb 2019

New design improves firefighting robots

A new design in firefighting robots, already successfully tested in the field, could make firefighters' jobs less dangerous and address one of the biggest challenges with firefighting robots - the ability to maneuver in a burning structure.
2018
12 Jul 2018

Grids become highly vulnerable

Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort.
2016
22 Dec 2016

New technology could help track firefighters and robots

It could be used for tracking robots in underground tunnels, caves or under ice. They need to be able to navigate themselves, and we don't have sensors today that would be able to track them.
2015
5 Oct 2015

$160 million to be spent creating smart cities

The US Administration is announcing a new "Smart Cities" Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services.
2014
19 Aug 2014

FlexEl LLC

FlexEl was founded in 2008 and is based in Maryland. It works with partner companies to create, design, develop, license and/or manufacture novel flexible electronics and power management systems.
2013
26 Aug 2013

Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has announced the deployment off New Jersey of its innovative autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the roll-out of the Company's Autonomous PowerBuoy® product line.
2012
3 Oct 2012

Autonomous Power Buoy receives new grant

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate to perform a new round of in-ocean tests on its Autonomous PowerBuoy® to further demonstrate its use for ocean surveillance.
16 May 2012

Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources

The US Coast Guard Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC's.
22 Mar 2012

Aurora Skate UAV wins border protection award

Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
2010
26 Oct 2010

Single-crystal films could advance solar cells

Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
21 May 2010

Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets

Cubic Corporation has bolstered its strategic presence in the defense, maritime and homeland security sectors by acquiring the assets of Impeva Labs, Inc., an international provider of global asset management, tracking, monitoring and security solutions.
2009
8 Jun 2009

Transforming roofs from wasted space to energy source

A transparent thin film barrier used to protect flat panel TVs from moisture could become the basis for flexible solar panels that would be installed on roofs like shingles.
2008
22 Apr 2008

Progress with lithium batteries - USA/France/Japan

Solicore has developed a unique Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME) which allows batteries to be ultra-thin, very flexible, environmentally friendly and extremely safe.
8 Feb 2008

RFID - Larger Orders and More of Them

The largest RFID orders - here comes China - huge advances coming in HF RFID - new vibrant technologies.
2007
21 Feb 2007

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