1 Dec 2022
River lane is developing hardware and software solutions towards error correction for quantum computing.
17 Nov 2022
Quantum Motion, based in Oxford (UK), is developing silicon spin qubits for quantum computing. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed CEO James Palles-Dimmock.
24 Oct 2022
Aurrigo: Autonomous Minibus
Aurrigo is a UK-based startup developing autonomous and connected technologies. It has previously worked on a small four-person autonomous vehicle but now has a larger autonomous minibus in trials in the UK.
20 Oct 2022
Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL)
The HCL is based within the University of Cambridge and is developing silicon-based quantum computing hardware.
17 Oct 2022
Watching Lithium in Real Time to Improve Performance of EV Batteries
Researchers have found that the irregular movement of lithium ions in next-generation battery materials could be reducing their capacity and hindering their performance. The team, led by the tracked the movement of lithium ions inside a promising new battery material in real time.
4 Oct 2022
New Evidence for Liquid Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars
An international team of researchers has revealed new evidence for the possible existence of liquid water beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. The researchers used spacecraft laser-altimeter measurements of the shape of the upper surface of the ice cap to identify subtle patterns in its height. They then showed that these patterns match computer model predictions for how a body of water beneath the ice cap would affect the surface.
3 Oct 2022
Cambridge Smart Plastics
Cambridge Smart Plastics are a UK-based company, providing novel polymer materials with unique characteristics. IDTechEx spoke with Andrew Terentjev (CEO).
22 Aug 2022
Algorithm Learns to Correct 3D Printing Errors
Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other machines.
18 Aug 2022
Floating Artificial Leaves Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production
Researchers have developed floating 'artificial leaves' that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis - the process by which plants convert sunlight into food. Since the low-cost, autonomous devices are light enough to float, they could be used to generate a sustainable alternative to petrol without taking up space on land.
8 Aug 2022
Smart Lighting System Based on Quantum Dots
Researchers have designed smart, colour-controllable white light devices from quantum dots - tiny semiconductors just a few billionths of a metre in size - which are more efficient and have better colour saturation than standard LEDs, and can dynamically reproduce daylight conditions in a single light.