11 Oct 2021
Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology
Silicon is a staple of the digital revolution, shunting loads of signals on a device that's likely just inches from your eyes at this very moment. Now, that same plentiful, cheap material is becoming a serious candidate for a big role in the burgeoning battery business. It's especially attractive because it's able to hold 10 times as much energy in an important part of a battery, the anode, than widely used graphite.
7 Oct 2021
BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury
The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has captured its first views of its destination planet Mercury as it swooped past in a close gravity assist flyby.
23 Sep 2021
Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone
The new solar power grid will have the capacity to run for up to 356 hours across all sites without a genset, reducing the network's carbon dioxide emissions by 347.41 tonnes per year. Zoodlabs has an incredible vision to improve Sierra Leone's broadband internet access and power that infrastructure entirely with off-grid renewable energy.
20 Sep 2021
Founded in 2001 by e-mobility pioneers, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.
14 Sep 2021
Energy Storage Capsules Operate 20 Years With Negligible Degradation
Nostromo Energy Ltd submitted preliminary results from a 2-year accelerated stress study to Royal Dutch Shell. The study was funded by and conducted in cooperation with Shell. The results from the study were submitted to Shell and are currently under review.
8 Sep 2021
Tiny Robots Could Deliver Drugs Directly to Our Central Nervous System
A new study investigates tiny tumbling soft robots that can be controlled using rotating magnetic fields. The technology could be useful for delivering drugs to the nervous system. In this latest study, researchers put the robots through their paces and showed that they can climb slopes, tumble upstream against fluid flow and deliver substances at precise locations to neural tissue.
30 Aug 2021
Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?
Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
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.
27 Aug 2021
Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications
Scientists have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery.
24 Aug 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing
Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
11 Aug 2021
Tiny 'Manic' Robots Deliver Drugs Directly to Central Nervous System
One way to achieve targeted dosing is to use tiny robots to deliver drugs to specific locations. While this technology is still in its infancy, researchers have developed various types of micro- or millirobots that could fulfil this ostensibly far-fetched goal. However, the major problem lies in controlling their activity as they travel through tissues in the body, and few researchers have put their tumbling robots to the challenge by seeing how they handle moving across real tissues.
11 Aug 2021
First Simulated Mars Surface Habitat 3D Printed for NASA
A 3D-printed habitat, known as Mars Dune Alpha, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. will be completed by ICON's next-gen Vulcan construction system that will simulate a realistic Mars habitat to support long-duration, exploration-class space missions.
9 Aug 2021
New Technology will Allow Important Metals to be Made More Efficiently
Researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a "stubborn" group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics, computer components, and other applications.
9 Aug 2021
Vanguard Products Corporation: Thermal and EMI Materials
Vanguard Product Solutions presents a new approach to EMI shielding and thermal materials for electronic components.
30 Jul 2021
Solar Power and Desalination to be Efficiently Linked in New Project
Cranfield University will join 19 research partners spread through 12 countries to develop a first-of-a-kind plant which couples concentrated solar power (CSP) and desalination techniques.
30 Jul 2021
NanoSUN is an engineering startup based out of Lancaster, UK, focused on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of hydrogen refuelling solutions for customers in the Oil & Gas, Industrial Gases and Transport sectors. IDTechEx spoke with Lee Juby, NanoSUN's Commercial Director
23 Jul 2021
Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric
Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.
14 Jul 2021
Calyos specialises in two-phase cooling solutions. IDTechEx interviewed Ben Sutton to discuss their proprietary loop heat pipe technology for various market applications.
11 Jul 2021
Kwambio is a 3D printing company based out of Hartford, CT, USA that manufactures binder jetting printers for 3D printing ceramics. IDTechEx spoke with Dmitriy Skomorokhov, CEO of Kwambio.
26 May 2021
Nano One Materials
Nano One Materials are a Canadian company who have developed a new process to manufacture coated, single-crystal Li-ion cathode active material. IDTechEx spoke with Nano One Materials' CEO, Dan Blondal.