23 Aug 2021
Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts
Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.
30 Jun 2021
Nanotech OLED Electrode Frees 20% More Light, Could Slash Power Use
A new electrode that could free up 20% more light from organic light-emitting diodes has been developed. It could help extend the battery life of smartphones and laptops, or make next-gen televisions and displays much more energy efficient.
27 May 2021
3D Print Technology to Advance Dental and Facial Reconstruction
3D printing technology will be used to rebuild human teeth, bones and tissues at The University of Queensland's new Centre for Orofacial Regeneration, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (COR3).
7 Dec 2020
Advancing Gene Editing with new CRISPR/Cas9 Variant
Using a new variant to repair DNA will improve both safety and effectiveness of the much-touted CRISPR-Cas9 tool in genetic research, Michigan Medicine researchers say.
22 Oct 2020
UMF Corporation have developed and commercialized high performance fibers and antimicrobial technologies for infection prevention and control. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed George Clark, Founder and CEO of UMF Corporation, on 13 Oct 2020.
28 Sep 2020
Mirror Like Photovoltaics Get More Electricity out of Heat
New heat-harnessing "solar" cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat, as well as harvesting waste heat from exhaust pipes and chimneys.
2 Sep 2020
Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries
A new rechargeable zinc battery can provide much more energy and integrate into the structure of a robot like biological fat reserves store energy in animals. This approach to increasing capacity will be particularly important as robots shrink to the microscale and below—scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big and inefficient.
10 Aug 2020
Origami Microbots: Cutting Edge Advance in Tiny Machines
Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size.
10 Jul 2020
Making Plastic More Transparent While Adding Electrical Conductivity
In an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells, a team of researchers has made plastic conductive while also making it more transparent.
13 Mar 2020
An Ultra-Precise Mind-Controlled Prosthetic
In a major advance in mind-controlled prosthetics for amputees, researchers have tapped faint, latent signals from arm nerves and amplified them to enable real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand.
10 Mar 2020
AI Could Enhance Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve efficiencies and precision in sleep medicine, resulting in more patient-centered care and better outcomes, according to a new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
22 Jan 2020
Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample
A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.