Research Articles

18 Jun 2021

Distributed Propulsion Aircraft Come to Market

The term distributed propulsion (DP) primarily refers to a fundamentally new form of wing that combines aerodynamics with thrust and zero emissions, resulting in numerous benefits.
Worldwide
18 Jun 2021

Join the IDTechEx Webinar: Race for the 1000 Mile Electric Car

Thursday 1 July 2021 - Electric car range will increase fourfold over the next 20 years. For many leaders that will mean way over 1000 miles. Short-range cars will be treated like ones with no aircon or sound system.
18 Jun 2021

How Key Data Center Trends Impact the Thermal Interface Materials

Worldwide events and trends are causing a greater demand on data centers. A key area for data centers is thermal management, and regardless of the overall thermal strategy adopted, the considerations around thermal interface materials (TIMs) are crucial.
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17 Jun 2021

Image Sensor Tech: Machine Vision Expansion Accelerates Adoption

Image sensing is an essential capability, utilized across multiple applications that range from webcams and smartphone cameras to autonomous vehicles and industrial inspection.
17 Jun 2021

New IDTechEx Report Evaluates the Future of the Cultured Meat Industry

IDTechEx has recently released "Cultured Meat 2021-2041: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts", a market research report exploring the technical and market factors that are shaping the emerging industry around cultured meat. The cultured meat industry has received significant attention in recent months, following the world's first approval of a cultured meat product for commercial sale in Singapore in December 2020.
16 Jun 2021

Technology Development to Drive Long-term EV Adoption

The resilience of global electric vehicle (EV) sales during 2020 provided some optimism as to the maturing state of the electric vehicle market. However, sales are still primarily underpinned by government policy, and improvements in cost and performance to Li-ion cells and packs, not to forget other aspects of the vehicle or grid infrastructure, are needed for widespread adoption.
14 Jun 2021

Less Car Charging Beats Fast Charging Any Day

Would you prefer a car with 600 miles/nearly 1000km range or half that? Fast charging is all the talk now but doubling then trebling the range is seismic.
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11 Jun 2021

Upcoming Webinar: Robot Shuttles - Big Orders and Reinvention

Thursday 24 June 2021 - Why may it become almost the only form of transport allowed in city centres? What other technologies are being brought to bear and what is emerging as the best design to meet the requirements of city authorities as they seek empowerment of the disabled, no congestion, traffic accidents or emissions?
11 Jun 2021

Short Term Growth Prospects for Renewable Fuels

Limits on the amount of bioethanol and biodiesel that can be blended with conventional fossil fuels mean growth in the consumption of certain biofuels has slowed considerably over the past 5 years. However, with CO2 targets becoming increasingly stringent, and some sectors being difficult to electrify, alternative fuels are likely to still be needed over the coming years.
10 Jun 2021

AI in Drug Discovery Cuts Timelines From 5+ Years to Months

AI has been successfully applied to speed up virtual screening, de novo drug discovery, and can be utilized to optimize compounds to have drug-like properties. Processes that typically take several years can be reduced to a matter of months.
China
09 Jun 2021

Aerogels: Is China Taking Over the Market Landscape?

As with nearly all manufacturing of functional materials and beyond, there has been a shift to China, and the aerogel industry has been no exception.
08 Jun 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery and How it is Applied

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery with Principal Analyst, Dr Nadia Tsao, covering some recent research in the new report 'AI in Drug Discovery 2021: Players, Technologies, and Applications'