31 Aug 2017
The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?
After several years of excitement, investment and growing interest in thermoelectrics and their potential in energy harvesting applications, it's now time to clearly look at what's hype and what's reality, and the technology developers in the field know that well.
30 Aug 2017
Nanoelectric coating for cost-effective, multifunctional neural probes
Multifunctional probes are extremely useful for research purposes, as they allow the recording of neural activity simultaneously alongside stimulation via drug administration or light (as is the case with optogenetics).
29 Aug 2017
Off-grid becoming huge
Off-grid power has been in decline. Widely seeing it as the poor man's option, users have aspired to get beyond it to the more secure, "troublefree" world of on-grid - or so they believed.
25 Aug 2017
Electric Trikes Improve
Evovelo has just announced its prototype electric trike, which can reach speeds of 45 kph with a drivers' cab and solar panel on the roof.
23 Aug 2017
Solar Racing Spins Off Another Vehicle Company
Electric vehicles are the future and ones that make their own electricity are the end game for these.
22 Aug 2017
Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough
This article works through the issues facing the development of thermoelectric harvesting, including high power, modular thermoelectric technology and turnkey thermoelectric generators.
21 Aug 2017
Sensars Neuroprosthetics grabs government funding for disruptive tech
European Commission's Horizon 2020 SME (small-medium sized enterprises) Instrument recently announced Sensars Neuroprosthetics as a Phase 1 recipient for funding of their SENSY technology. Phase 1 recipients receive €50000 in funding for 6 months to execute a feasibility study and draft a 10-page business proposal. This is intended to bring the technology from the idea to concept stage. There are currently 2813 participants, 2750 projects coordinated, and 1094,87M€ allocated to the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
18 Aug 2017
RFID - Current & Future Opportunities #TechRoundUp
The total RFID market is worth $11.2 billion in 2017, what are its future applications and opportunities? IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das joins Dr David Pugh to discuss this exciting industry.
16 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Three Aspirations for Long Distance EVs
All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range
16 Aug 2017
Webinar Tuesday 5 September - Neuroprosthetics
IDTechEx will host a free Webinar on Tuesday 5 September titled Neuroprosthetics: re-engineering sound, sight, and touch.
15 Aug 2017
Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way
There is more energy to harvest at sea. True, water craft have stronger resistance to overcome but on balance, it means that energy independent electric boats are more common than their equivalents on land or in the air and they have lessons for both.