8 Oct 2021
SteadySense is a wearable skin patch industry company with core hardware in temperature monitoring. Their current focus is on temperature-based ovulation monitoring in the fertility technology sector. IDTechEx analysts James Hayward and Andy Ko interviewed SteadySense CEO and founder Werner Koele in 30 Sep 2021.
8 Oct 2021
A Robot That Finds Lost Items
A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they've misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers have created a robotic system that can do just that.
28 Sep 2021
3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot
Scientists have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical vaccine shot. The trick is applying the vaccine patch directly to the skin, which is full of immune cells that vaccines target. The resulting immune response from the vaccine patch was 10 times greater than vaccine delivered into an arm muscle with a needle jab, according to a study conducted in animals.
28 Sep 2021
Octopus Energy $600m Deal to Accelerate Global Green Energy Mission
The agreement, which has been several months in the making, will see Generation's Long-term Equity strategy take a stake of up to approximately 13% in the business. Octopus will use the proceeds of Generation's strategic investment to turbo boost its mission to drive the renewable revolution globally.
20 Sep 2021
Xiaomi Unveils Smart Glasses
Xiaomi Smart Glasses is capable of combining imaging system and sensors into a subtle, ordinary glasses design through MicroLED optical waveguide technology. Weighing a mere 51g, Xiaomi Smart Glasses is able to display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos, and translate text right before your eyes.
17 Sep 2021
Ynvisible and PragmatIC Partner to Deliver Flexible Display Modules
Ynvisible Interactive Inc and PragmatIC Semiconductor have entered into non-binding Technology Partnership and Supply Agreement, for a period of 3 years for services and deliverables of up to 2 Million US dollars, focused on fully integrated flexible display modules.
15 Sep 2021
Maritime Mine Neutralization System Uses Robotic Arms
RE2 Robotics has received a $9.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to create an underwater robotic system for the autonomous neutralization of underwater mines for the US Navy.
14 Sep 2021
World's Largest 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting
Keppel Technology & Innovation has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck mounted type Panama Chock from DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider's Global Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The component, which is intended for non-class maritime applications, is the world's largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting.
8 Sep 2021
Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample
NASA's Perseverance rover has completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received data that confirmed the historic milestone. The core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for retrieval in the future.
2 Sep 2021
Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations
Researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings.
27 Aug 2021
Paving the Way for Small but Mighty Robots
An interdisciplinary team of roboticists, engineers and biologists have modeled the mechanics of the mantis shrimp's punch and built a robot that mimics the movement. The research sheds light on the biology of these pugnacious crustaceans and paves the way for small but mighty robotic devices.
23 Aug 2021
Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station
Two astronauts in the Shenzhou 12 crew have successfully exited the cabin. Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming achieved a spacewalk outside the core module of the new space station to instal a coolant pump..
20 Aug 2021
Inflatable Robotic Hand Gives Amputees Real Time Tactile Control
Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat.
18 Aug 2021
Researchers Control Nerve to Turn On/Off Inflammation
In an effort to better understand inflammation within the body, researchers successfully controlled the neurons that release molecular proteins and turn on/off inflammation. The study points to a new approach to treat diseases such as arthritis.
17 Aug 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat
Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
16 Aug 2021
HelpWear have developed a clinical grade ECG armband that detects and flags cardiac events. The device in it's current form is worn on the upper arm and monitors the PQRST segments of the electrocardiogram. They presented their latest progress at Cardio Wearables 2021.
5 Aug 2021
Nexa3D Partners with CREAT3D to Support British AM industry
The collaboration provides CREAT3D's customers with the opportunity to improve their competitiveness by purchasing Nexa3D's market-leading technology.
30 Jul 2021
Metallic Glass Gears Up for 'Cobots,' Coatings, and More
Bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D printed metals.
Where are the robot assistants we were promised?
29 Jul 2021
Partnership for Silicon-Anode Batteries for the 7-Seater Lilium Jet
CUSTOMCELLS, who supply international aviation, automotive and military customers, including Porsche AG, will be one of Lilium's prime suppliers, manufacturing lithium-ion batteries at scale for the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet.
28 Jul 2021
The Most Complex Flexible Microprocessor Yet
The low-cost chip carries over 12 times as many transistors as previous flexible microprocessors, and is ultra-thin and flexible with good performance. The team made the chip from metal-oxide transistors using conventional manufacturing equipment.