Research Articles

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31 Mar 2020

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

Forecasts from IDTechEx report "Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030"
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31 Mar 2020

Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
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30 Mar 2020

Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
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30 Mar 2020

Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
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27 Mar 2020

Why Batteries are Essential for the Maritime Sector

In 2020 vessel owners have had to deal with an 'emissions control world' for the first time. Unlike most other mobility sectors, which predominantly tend to switch partly or completely to a traction battery in order to meet emissions targets, a mixture of solutions have a role to play for boats and ships.
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26 Mar 2020

Rising Copper Demand in an Evolving Electric Traction Motor Industry

As part of research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) IDTechEx outlines which electric traction motor technologies are winning in electric cars, with a view to how this will impact overall copper demand by 2030.
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25 Mar 2020

The Meat Industry is Unsustainable

Meat is big business. The global industry is worth over $2 trillion and JBS, the world's largest meat company, makes over $50 billion in annual revenue. This article from Dr Michael Dent discusses the sustainability problems in the meat industry and what can be done?
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25 Mar 2020

Virtual Reality: To Be or Not to Be?

XR is a term which has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products.
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25 Mar 2020

The Plastic Problem is Getting Worse. Could Bioplastics be the Answer?

Plastic pollution is rapidly becoming one of the world's biggest environmental issues as increasing production of single use plastic products far outweighs the world's ability to deal with them.
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23 Mar 2020

The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The redox flow battery market is growing. After more than 40 years of research, and 20 years of testing and demonstration projects, the flow batteries are now technologically ready to compete on the energy storage market. With a forecasted CAGR of 30% in the next years, this technology is looking to have all the characteristics to address each segment of the energy storage market, from residential to grid scale application.
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23 Mar 2020

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) - Hype or Hope?

In the past decade, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) has attracted significant attention as it holds the potential to disrupt the business model of the traditional automotive industry and the way people travel.
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23 Mar 2020

Mining Goes Electric

Electrics and robotics squares the circle of seeking a wider variety of depleting materials in nastier, more remote places from the seafloor to four kilometres underground, up remote mountains and later outer space. Zero-emission microgrids on-site, sensors everywhere and new information and communications technology lubricate the process.