13 Sep 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tacke Feral Herds in Australia
Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
16 Jul 2021
Markforged Announces Listing on New York Stock Exchange
Markforged Inc has completed its previously announced merger with one, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by A-star and founded and led by technology industry veteran Kevin Hartz. The combined company, named Markforged Holding Corporation, is expected to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange beginning on July 15, 2021 under the ticker symbol "MKFG" for Markforged common stock and "MKFG.WS" for Markforged warrants.
25 May 2021
New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair
There is no replacement for the vocal cords when damage is severe or permanent. Now, a team of materials scientists has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future. Their novel soft material, called an elastomer, is very stretchable and 10,000 times softer than a conventional rubber, matching the mechanical properties of vocal cords. The elastomer can be 3D printed for use in health care.
19 May 2021
Volocopter Unveils New Urban Air Motility Aircraft
Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company's existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect's distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the next 5 years.
18 May 2021
Stoicheia has developed a process to accelerate materials discovery by rapidly generating unprecedentedly large high-quality nano-materials datasets to train proprietary AI algorithms. IDTechEx spoke with Prof. Chad Mirkin (Founder), Dr Andrey Ivankin (Founder & CTO), and Andrew Mirkin (Director of Business Development).
11 May 2021
Virtual Reality in the Workplace
The development of Virtual Reality (VR) is not only changing the way that we interact with digital content, but also the way we interact with each other.
15 Apr 2021
Machine Learning at Speed
Inserting lightweight optimization code in high-speed network devices has enabled researchers to increase the speed of machine learning on parallelized computing systems five-fold.
1 Apr 2021
Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets
The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
26 Jan 2021
Digital Health at CES 2021
CES is the world's largest and most influential technology event. Held annually in the first week of January in Las Vegas, USA, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced CES 2021 onto an online platform. This IDTechEx premium article addresses some of the key themes and trends discussed during the digital health conference sessions at CES 2021.
21 Jan 2021
Cruise and GM Team up with Microsoft on Self-Driving Vehicles
Cruise and General Motors announced they have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The companies will bring together their software and hardware engineering excellence, cloud computing capabilities, manufacturing know-how and partner ecosystem to transform transportation.
16 Dec 2020
AI Shows Promise to Generate Faster, More Accurate Weather Forecasts
Today's weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations to solve equations to predict temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather events. A forecast's combined need for speed and accuracy taxes even the most modern computers.
10 Dec 2020
AR VR Technology: The Defining Technology of 2020-2030
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality products have continued to receive high levels of funding and investment during the 2010 decade. IDTechEx predicts that this technology will grow to over $30bn by 2030. This article aims to explain the growth in demand behind this exciting technology.
10 Nov 2020
Immersion are the most prominent patentholder within the haptics space. They were founded in 1993, went public in 1999, and maintain a critical position as a technology licensing player in haptics today. This profile provides a comprehensive overview of their history and their position in 2020.