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10 Mar 2022

Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel

Like the charged power suit worn by Black Panther of Marvel Comics, researchers have advanced NASA technologies to develop a power suit for an electric car that is as strong as steel, lighter than aluminum and helps boosts the vehicle's power capacity.
9 Mar 2022

Carbon Nanotubes 2022-2032: Market, Technology, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Alex Holland
4 Feb 2022

AI Headset Helps Military Pilots Perform Expected and Unexpected Tasks

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance program to develop a prototype artificial intelligence assistant. The prototype will be embedded in an augmented reality headset to help rotary pilots perform expected and unexpected tasks.
5 Apr 2021

Improved 3D Printing for Lightweight Components for Soldiers

Army researchers collaborated with academic partners to improve additive manufacturing. This partnership may help deliver extreme lightweight components to future soldiers.
15 Jan 2021

Safer, Less Expensive and Fast Charging Aqueous Battery

Zinc-based aqueous batteries avoid the fire hazard by using a water-based electrolyte instead of the conventional chemical solvent. However, uncontrolled dendrite growth limits their ability to provide the high performance and long life needed for practical applications.
12 Feb 2020

New Electrode Design May Lead to More Powerful Batteries

New research could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer, based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of the battery's two electrodes, the anode.
19 Dec 2019

AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

Artificial Intelligence may be just the thing to accelerate spray-on solar cell technology, which could revolutionize how consumers use energy.
1 Apr 2019


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27 Feb 2019

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
19 Dec 2018

The Most Significant Materials Science News of 2018

Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
24 May 2018

Active, user-controlled color-changing fabric

The first-ever, active user-controlled color-changing fabric. The fabric, developed allows the user/wearer to change the color or pattern of the fabric through their smartphone.
15 Nov 2017

Flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Light-based devices could be used as biomedical sensors or as flexible connectors for electronics.
25 Sep 2017

Pushing battery tech forward

Tests show a battery with the nickel sulfide-iron sulfide cathode could be depleted and recharged more than 5,000 times before degrading.
28 Jun 2017

New screen coating makes reading in sunlight a lot easier

Screens on even the newest phones and tablets can be hard to read outside in bright sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, researchers have developed a new antireflection film that could keep people from having to run to the shade to look at their mobile devices.
28 Nov 2016

A phone that charges in seconds?

A team of scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading.
16 Nov 2016

Back to the Future inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing

Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes in Back to the Future Part II inspired a scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun's energy — and can be woven into textiles.
30 Mar 2016


Garmor Profile
4 Jun 2014

New nanotech may provide power storage in cables, clothes

Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket? Sounds like science fiction, but it may become a reality thanks to breakthrough technology.
3 Jun 2014

New nano technology could store and conduct energy on the same wire

So far electrical cables are used only to transmit electricity. However, nanotechnology scientist and Professor Jayan Thomas and his Ph.D. student Zenan Yu have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire.
25 Dec 2013

Way to make solar cells thin, efficient and flexible

Researchers may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells.