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30 Oct 2020

Options for Zero Cobalt and High-Performance Li-ion Batteries

What are the options for moving away from cobalt containing cathodes?
30 Oct 2020

Solar Supercapacitor is Dream Ticket for Vehicles

IDTechEx report, "Solar Vehicles 2021-2041" notes that cars with solar bodywork have long range. Tough sell. Even longer range is being achieved by those crudely shoving in an enormous battery.
29 Oct 2020

After COVID-19, What Does the Future Hold for 3D Printing?

Without doubt, the impact of COVID-19 is being felt at a pivotal point in the evolution of 3D printing.
26 Oct 2020

Apple Finally Embraces 5G, But Challenges Remain

Apple has integrated 5G into all four newly announced iPhones. The news certainly sends a positive signal to the 5G industry, but many challenges await before 5G becomes ubiquitous.
23 Oct 2020

Key Trends and Recent Innovations in Powder Bed Fusion

Although additive manufacturing (AM) has existed for over forty years, the technology is still progressing as new materials and printing processes continue to be developed.
22 Oct 2020

Impending Technological Innovations of AI in Medical Diagnostics

This article discusses key technological issues that AI image diagnostics companies face and provides a roadmap describing when and how they are likely to be overcome over the next decade, based on research conducted by IDTechEx in the report "AI in Medical Diagnostics 2020-2030: Image Recognition, Players, Clinical Applications, Forecasts".
21 Oct 2020

What's on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-ion Batteries? Pt 2

In this second article from IDTechEx, a more detailed analysis about the different chemistries will show the main RFB technologies currently available or under development, beginning with the most adopted and investigated Redox Flow Batteries (RFB), the Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB).
20 Oct 2020

Water Sensors: The IoT Solution

Water companies in the UK are catching up with IoT solutions, with many now putting smart meters into customer homes, to help them better monitor their water usage. But could these utilities companies do more?
19 Oct 2020

The 24 Million Electric Vehicles of 2020

The IDTechEx market for electric vehicles across land, sea and air will be 24 million unit sales this year, which represents a decline of roughly 19% year on year from the impact of COVID-19.
16 Oct 2020

Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen

Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
15 Oct 2020

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Conductive Inks Thursday 22 October

Emerging Application Opportunities for Conductive Inks - Conductive inks are an established market of over $2bn, with screen-printed conductive traces for silicon solar panels by far the dominant application. However, there is also much innovation in the sector.
15 Oct 2020

Augmented Reality for Animals - the Next Step for AR Headsets

The newest toy for dogs is a high-tech augmented reality headset.