6 Sep 2022
E Ink Awarded World First ePaper Module Carbon Footprint Verification
E Ink announced that the carbon footprint of their 6.8 inch ePaper module for eReaders and their 2.9 inch ePaper module for electronic shelf labels have been verified by the British Standards Institution as being in compliance with the ISO 14067:2018 standard. The carbon footprint of every 6.8 inch ePaper module is 3.30 kg CO2; every 2.9 inch ePaper module is 0.59 kg CO2e.
5 Sep 2022
8 Rivers is a United States-based company developing sustainable infrastructure-scale solutions in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) to help organizations decarbonize. In May 2022, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Adam Goff, Senior Vice-President of Strategy at 8 Rivers.
2 Sep 2022
MIT's MOXIE Experiment Reliably Produces Oxygen on Mars
On the red and dusty surface of Mars, nearly 100 million miles from Earth, an instrument the size of a lunchbox is proving it can reliably do the work of a small tree.
29 Aug 2022
Artificial Intelligence Model Can Detect Parkinson's From Breathing
Parkinson's disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose as it relies primarily on the appearance of motor symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and slowness, but these symptoms often appear several years after the disease onset. Now scientists have developed an artificial intelligence model that can detect Parkinson's just from reading a person's breathing patterns.
29 Aug 2022
A New Concept for Low Cost Batteries
Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
24 Aug 2022
A Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic "Skin"
Wearable sensors are ubiquitous thanks to wireless technology that enables a person's glucose concentrations, blood pressure, heart rate, and activity levels to be transmitted seamlessly from sensor to smartphone for further analysis. Most wireless sensors today communicate via embedded Bluetooth chips that are themselves powered by small batteries. But these conventional chips and power sources will likely be too bulky for next-generation sensors, which are taking on smaller, thinner, more flexible forms.
12 Aug 2022
WiTricity is a wireless charging company spun-out from the physics department at MIT and has over 1200 patents in the field. It licenses its IP to auto OEMs and tier 1s looking to introduce wireless charging platforms as well as offering its own product. IDTechEx spoke to David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity, to understand its technology and business model.
10 Aug 2022
Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Digital Manufacturing
Scientists and engineers are constantly developing new materials with unique properties that can be used for 3D printing, but figuring out how to print with these materials can be a complex, costly conundrum. Researchers have now used artificial intelligence to streamline this procedure. They developed a machine-learning system that uses computer vision to watch the manufacturing process and then correct errors in how it handles the material in real-time.
2 Aug 2022
Stickers That Can See Inside the Body
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
29 Jul 2022
3D Printing Sensors For Satellites
Scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and ion energy distribution of the atmosphere.
19 Jul 2022
Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat
Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of 10 leading international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project, an ambitious program accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.
11 Jul 2022
Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users are Moving
Researchers develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer's activities, like walking, running, and jumping.
11 Jul 2022
Roboat: Autonomous Stack for Water Vessels
Roboat are developing an autonomous software stack for marine applications. They currently have two vessels testing in the canals of Amsterdam but later this year will be deploying their technology on a commercial ferry service.
29 Jun 2022
Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation
A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study.
14 Jun 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip
Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
3 Jun 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab
Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
23 May 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights
No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
16 May 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity
Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.