11 Apr 2022
Robot Bees to Stimulate Pollination
Two scientists from the UK and the US have been jointly awarded £640,000 to build microrobots that simulate the buzzing of bees. Over three years the scientists will work to build tiny robots that can reproduce the buzzes of pollinating bees.
24 Aug 2020
Flame-Retardant, Insect Repelling Fabric for Soldiers
Using methods to measure heat release capacity and total heat release, as well as a vertical flame test, they found that the modified material performed at least 20% better than the untreated material. They also used a standard insect repellency test with live mosquitoes and found that the efficacy was greater than 98%. Finally, the fabric remained "breathable" after treatment as determined by air permeability studies.
20 Feb 2020
Germ-Fighting Fabric for Health Care
Researchers have created germ-killing fabric that could help stop the spread of communicable diseases.
25 Jan 2018
Next big breakthrough in robotics
While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.
2 Mar 2016
NextFlex America's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute
NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has officially welcomed its founding members.
20 Nov 2015
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2015 Award Winners
At the Printed Electronics USA 2015 conference and exhibition, five companies were awarded for their great achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. The awards were presented to the five winning companies by Ralph Russo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Novasentis, who has also had a prolific and highly successful career as an executive at Apple, Honeywell, Bay Networks, and Nortel Networks.