7 May 2021
Smart Finger Ring with Integrated RFID
House key, wallet, health insurance card, hotel key card — a smart finger ring could replace all these in the future. Produced by a 3D printing process, the ring has an integrated RFID chip, tamper-proof, sealed and invisible.
5 May 2021
Huber Martinswerk: Thermal Additives
Huber produces a portfolio of thermal management solutions based on alumina, aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide to suit a variety of application materials and industries.
The materials covered in this interview focused on Huber's solutions for thermal interface materials (TIMs).
29 Mar 2021
More Than 14 Million Euros for Flexible Battery Research
For batteries to fit into narrow and crooked spaces and to store more energy for e.g. electric mobility, flexibly adaptable cells are required. So far, however, lithium-ion battery cells have been produced in standardized formats and rigid systems.
5 Mar 2021
Roll-to-Roll Continuous Inkjet Printed Electronics Demonstrated
PV Nano Cell Ltd announced that its Sicrys conductive ink was successfully used in Roll-to-Roll (R2R) continues inkjet printing of electronics as part of the DigiMan project.
4 Mar 2021
AlmaScience (ALMA) is a Portuguese applied research organization focused on adding electronic functionality to paper and other natural/sustainable materials. It aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry through partnerships and contract research projects.
4 Mar 2021
Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning
A research team has developed an underwater vehicle with the help of Halle's water rescue service. Equipped with batteries, motor, cameras, and optical and navigational sensors, the current system is 90 centimeters long, 50 centimeters high, and 50 centimeters wide.
25 Feb 2021
Agfa-Gevaert NV (Alkaline electrolyser membrane)
The Belgium company, Agfa-Gevaert Group produces and distributes an extensive range of imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry, healthcare sector, and for specific industrial applications.
Among the different products, the company is one of the sector leader in alkaline electrolyser diaphragm producer.
The following profile is focus on the water electrolysis membrane division.
8 Feb 2021
Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar
A breakthrough in collaborative robotics is within reach thanks to an enabling technology for functional safety in various robot systems and applications, including high-performance robots.
5 Feb 2021
Hydrogen Powered Drives for E-Scooters
Hydrogen is regarded by many as the future of propulsion technology. The first hydrogen-powered cars are already in action on German roads. In the case of e-scooters, however, installation of a high-pressure tank to store the hydrogen is impractical. An alternative here is POWERPASTE. This provides a safe way of storing hydrogen in a chemical form that is easy to transport and replenish without the need for an expensive network of filling stations.
28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
18 Dec 2020
Transparent Electronics: $20 Billion Market Comes into Sight
The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041" describes a market that will be well above $20 billion in 2041 with a substantial possible upside.
11 Dec 2020
The Window of Opportunity for Plug-in Hybrids is Closing
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are an interim product. IDTechEx explains why PHEV potential is now limited.
2 Dec 2020
3D Printed Magnets Help Create More Efficient Electric Motors
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is leading a European consortium 3DREMAG which is developing a new material suitable for 3D printing of permanent magnets, which can be utilised in electric and hybrid vehicle motors. The aim in the long run is to develop a fully 3D printable electric motor, one that would be approximately 30% lighter than today's motors.
24 Nov 2020
Thermoelectrics Get More Attention
A newer approach of serving low power electronics by area more than efficiency is promising.
20 Nov 2020
Agrivoltaics Becoming Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
One day solar "power stations" as we know them will be banned.