5 Oct 2021
RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal
The RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System to address a broad range of the EOD community's 3D mapping needs.
1 Apr 2020
Triton and Titomic to Collaborate
Titomic Limited has entered into a strategic partnership with Triton Systems Inc to implement Titomic's Kinetic Fusion capabilities for validation through R&D projects with the US Department of Defense.
5 Mar 2020
Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it
Autonomous underwater vehicles can carry a variety of instruments, including those that measure water temperature, collect water samples, or record sound underwater. Scientists and engineers generally deploy these robots off the side of a ship. The vehicle then navigates the surrounding waters on its own, and completes its mission within a day or two.
19 Feb 2020
Become the Next IDTechEx Launchpad Start-up Success Story!
Ahead of the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, 13-14 May 2020, IDTechEx looks back at the stories of some companies propelled to success by the IDTechEx Launchpad initiative.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
3 Jan 2020
Study Evaluates Effects of Race, Age, Sex on Face Recognition Software
How accurately do face recognition software tools identify people of varied sex, age and racial background? According to a new study the answer depends on the algorithm at the heart of the system, the application that uses it and the data it's fed — but the majority of face recognition algorithms exhibit demographic differentials.
11 Feb 2019
New design improves firefighting robots
A new design in firefighting robots, already successfully tested in the field, could make firefighters' jobs less dangerous and address one of the biggest challenges with firefighting robots - the ability to maneuver in a burning structure.
12 Jul 2018
Grids become highly vulnerable
Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort.
22 Dec 2016
New technology could help track firefighters and robots
It could be used for tracking robots in underground tunnels, caves or under ice. They need to be able to navigate themselves, and we don't have sensors today that would be able to track them.
5 Oct 2015
$160 million to be spent creating smart cities
The US Administration is announcing a new "Smart Cities" Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services.
19 Aug 2014
FlexEl was founded in 2008 and is based in Maryland. It works with partner companies to create, design, develop, license and/or manufacture novel flexible electronics and power management systems.
26 Aug 2013
Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has announced the deployment off New Jersey of its innovative autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the roll-out of the Company's Autonomous PowerBuoy® product line.
3 Oct 2012
Autonomous Power Buoy receives new grant
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate to perform a new round of in-ocean tests on its Autonomous PowerBuoy® to further demonstrate its use for ocean surveillance.
16 May 2012
Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources
The US Coast Guard Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC's.
22 Mar 2012
Aurora Skate UAV wins border protection award
Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
26 Oct 2010
Single-crystal films could advance solar cells
Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
21 May 2010
Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets
Cubic Corporation has bolstered its strategic presence in the defense, maritime and homeland security sectors by acquiring the assets of Impeva Labs, Inc., an international provider of global asset management, tracking, monitoring and security solutions.
8 Jun 2009
Transforming roofs from wasted space to energy source
A transparent thin film barrier used to protect flat panel TVs from moisture could become the basis for flexible solar panels that would be installed on roofs like shingles.
22 Apr 2008
Progress with lithium batteries - USA/France/Japan
Solicore has developed a unique Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME) which allows batteries to be ultra-thin, very flexible, environmentally friendly and extremely safe.