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2021
9 Aug 2021

Neural Network Shows People with Autism Read Expressions Differently

People with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty interpreting facial expressions. Using a neural network model that reproduces the brain on a computer, a group of researchers have unraveled how this comes to be.
21 May 2021

Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester

Researchers have demonstrated that an array of electrically connected spintronic devices can harvest a 2.4 GHz wireless signal, which can be used to power and charge small electronic devices and sensors.
4 Mar 2021

World's Fastest Supercomputer and AI for Real Time Tsunami Prediction

Researchers have announced the successful development of an AI model that will empower disaster management teams with the ability to predict tsunami flooding in coastal areas in near real-time, harnessing the computational power of the world's fastest supercomputer.
2020
8 Dec 2020

Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Alex Holland, Dr Michael Dent, Dr Richard Collins and Dr Jonathan Harrop
13 Aug 2020

Putting the Spring-cam Back Into Stroke Patients Steps

A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device - otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis. The new device will aid stroke patients in their rehabilitation, improving their walking and preventing falls.
11 Aug 2020

Supercapacitor Markets, Technology Roadmap, Opportunities 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
4 May 2020

Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
28 Jan 2020

Self-Moisturising Smart Contact Lenses

Researchers have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturising system, maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.
23 Jan 2020

Nanosys

Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
2019
23 Jul 2019

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
11 Jul 2019

Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply.
8 Feb 2019

Quantum Dot Materials and Technologies 2020-2030: Trends, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report:
2018
7 Dec 2018

Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
13 Feb 2018

Stacking on the graphene

Researchers have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material's graphene is stacked differently and has unique electrical properties. Their work has implications for the development of novel electronic devices.
2017
18 Dec 2017

New generation robots able to adapt to physical damage

Researchers have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical damage.
17 Nov 2017

Self-Powering Smart Cities 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Xiaoxi He
28 Sep 2017

Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Researchers have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials.
6 Mar 2017

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals

A research group has developed a molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein.
27 Feb 2017

Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery

Researchers have created a high performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries using waste silicon sawdust.
2016
15 Dec 2016

A skillful rescue robot with remote-control function

A group of researchers developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief situations. This prototype has drastically improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines.