innoLAE 2020: Breakthrough Technologies and New Applications
The 6th Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) returns to the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK on 21-22 January 2020, to deliver a programme highlighting the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (LAE) - a new way of making electronics which includes printable, flexible, plastic, organic and bio- electronics.
'Messy' Production of Perovskite Material Increases Solar Efficiency
Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material's use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.
Artificial Leaf Successfully Produces Clean Gas
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.
IDTechEx spoke to Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Healthcare & Medical at Plextek. This company is ISO13485-certified, was founded in 1988 and employs circa 70 technologists. It develops electronic devices revolving around sensing, data collection & communications. It often works with clients to aid in the development of their product.
Healthcare Sensor Innovations Cambridge 2019
IDTechEx's Healthcare Sensor Innovations was held in the University of Cambridge's Clare College on September 25th and 26th, 2019. This was the first edition of the annual Healthcare Sensor Innovations event.
Alibaba unveils its own AI chip
Alibaba Group plans to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which has potential for use in autonomous driving, smart cities and smart logistics. In addition to this, the Academy will boost its R&D in AI chips for training on the cloud and for IOT applications.
Healthcare Meets Electronics: Event Assesses the Opportunities
Registrations for the inaugural Healthcare Sensors Innovation event in Cambridge on 25-26 September is exceeding all expectations and nears venue capacity. The event is successfully bringing together the linchpins of the healthcare industry with the electronics industry to explore the opportunity in two specific areas: point of care diagnostics and continuous monitoring.
Breakthrough in glass-free OLCD technology enables bezel-less displays
FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, has revealed an ultra-narrow border organic LCD (OLCD).
Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'
Researchers will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.
Machine learning tool improves tracking of tiny moving particles
Scientists have developed an automated tool for mapping the movement of particles inside cells that may accelerate research in many fields.
Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce
A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.
CNI are a photonic products manufacturer specialising in laser diodes. CNI area a key player in the global laser diodes market.
'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body
Engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the need for external stimulus.
Graphene incorporated into fabric for washable, wearable power source
The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications.
Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent
A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.
Leech inspired wall climbing robot
Researchers have successfully developed a leech-shaped robot which can climb vertical walls.
Washable, wearable battery-like devices woven directly into clothes
Washable, wearable 'batteries': based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed.
Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings
The smallest pixels yet created - a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold - could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.