Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

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Texas A&M University is the first public research university in the state of Texas and also has the largest student body; the flagship campus is located in College Station, Texas and is well known for research excellence in engineering (currently #15 in the country in the engineering graduate rankings). Texas A&M is particularly known for transferring technologies developed within the university to the marketplace for the public good, both through facilitating start-ups from within the university system as well as licensing and sponsored research agreements with industry partners.
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2021
1 Feb 2021

Smart Algorithm Cleans up Images by Searching Buried Noise

To enter the world of the fantastically small, the main currency is either a ray of light or electrons. Strong beams, which yield clearer images, are damaging to specimens. On the other hand, weak beams can give noisy, low-resolution images.
11 Jan 2021

Stimulating Endings of the Vagus Nerve with Light to Combat Obesity

Gastric bypass surgery is sometimes the last resort for those who struggle with obesity or have serious health-related issues due to their weight. Now researchers have described a medical device that might help with weight loss and requires a simple operative procedure for implantation.
2020
26 Nov 2020

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
26 Oct 2020

First 3D Printed Aneurysm to Improve Surgical Procedures, Treatments

A research team has become the first to produce a living, bioprinted aneurysm outside of the human body, perform a medical procedure on it and observe it respond and heal as it would in an actual human brain.
17 Sep 2020

Plant Based Supercapacitors Could Quickly Charge Devices

Researchers have designed a new energy storage device that can store a charge up to 900 times greater than state-of-the-art supercapacitors.
3 Sep 2020

Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
25 Aug 2020

3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

The construction industry is currently facing two major challenges: the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the need to repair deteriorating buildings, bridges and roads. Researchers report progress toward a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3D printer to create a load-bearing structure.
16 Jul 2020

Could Drones Deliver Packages More Efficiently by Hopping on the Bus?

One-click purchases and instant delivery have helped fuel the growth of e-commerce, but this convenience has come at the cost of increased traffic congestion, longer commute times, and strained urban communities.
10 Jun 2020

New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes.
5 Jun 2020

A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together

Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically weak — a flaw caused by the imperfect bonding between the individual printed layers that make up the 3D part.
14 Feb 2020

Software Updates Slowing you Down? Tool to Spot Slowdown

We've all shared the frustration — software updates that are intended to make our applications run faster inadvertently end up doing just the opposite. These bugs, dubbed in the computer science field as performance regressions, are time-consuming to fix since locating software errors normally requires substantial human intervention.
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.
2019
21 Nov 2019

Scalable Production Of Graphene Using Electrochemical Exfoliation In Compressed Reactors

Texas A&M University, United States
23 Oct 2019

Graphene Market Research Tipping Point - Part 1

In this two-part article Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx will discuss the global graphene market.
2 Sep 2019

Protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage

Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic batteries that could someday be a viable substitute for conventional lithium-ion batteries, without their safety and environmental concerns.
12 Aug 2019

Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019

Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
9 Jul 2019

Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells

Scientists have developed a platform that prints bioink into 3D tissues using a supporting slurry of alginate microgel beads. The technique overcomes limitations of conventional bioprinted scaffolds and holds promise for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening and developmental biology.
1 May 2019

Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster — takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain how useful the systems will be against urgent, mobile or evolving threats.
2018
13 Mar 2018

New conductive coating may unlock biometric and wearable technology

A team of researchers have developed a mechanically robust conductive coating that can maintain performance under heavy stretching and bending.
2017
13 Nov 2017

Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He