30 Apr 2021
Your Kids Won't Learn to Drive, and Here's Why
Learning to drive is a coming-of-age moment many kids (and parents sick of being taxi services) dream about. But all of this could become relegated to the realm of nostalgia due to the massive focus on automation sweeping the personal transport industry.
22 Apr 2021
MakerBot Strengthens 3D Printing in Classrooms with Advanced Resources
The MakerBot Educators Guidebook aims to inspire educators with ideas to enrich their curriculum, enhance student learning, and redefine what 3D printing in education looks like.
19 Apr 2021
Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks
Gas accidents such as toxic gas leakage in factories, carbon monoxide leakage of boilers, or toxic gas suffocation during manhole cleaning continue to claim lives and cause injuries. Developing a sensor that can quickly detect toxic gases or biochemicals is still an important issue in public health, environmental monitoring, and military sectors.
30 Mar 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities
While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
11 Mar 2021
Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers
Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have proven adept at monitoring certain health care issues at home. For example, researchers have shown that these devices can detect cardiac arrests or monitor babies breathing.
11 Mar 2021
Wisk are electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, headquartered in Mountain View, California, who are conducting flight trials in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Their Cora aircraft is being developed as an autonomous air taxi.
19 Feb 2021
Ford Europe Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles
Ford has committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.
2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
12 Jan 2021
AR/VR/MR: The Critical Technology of the Next Decade
By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID-19 limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the norm for many years to come.
5 Jan 2021
Mosa Meat is a Dutch company developing "cultured meat", meat products created from cultured animal cells without requiring animal slaughter and at a fraction of the environmental cost of conventional meat. In December 2020, IDTechEx Senior Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat
25 Dec 2020
Electrical Stimulator to Zap Alzheimer's Disease
The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is known to be dysfunctional in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It is also shown that proper olfactory function can play a key role in regaining consciousness after brain injuries.
21 Dec 2020
Event summary: Medical Wearables 2020
IDTechEx attended and gave the keynote at Microtech Ventures' event "Medical Wearables 2020". This premium article covers some of the prominent themes of the event, including highlights from some of the more prominent presentations.
21 Dec 2020
Reinvented, Relocated Meat and Milk: Massive Opportunities
New businesses worth tens of billions of dollars will emerge within the next 20 years as the meat and dairy industries begin to relocate into city laboratories.
8 Dec 2020
Measure your Football Skills with Adidas GMR
Adidas, EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile and Jacquard by Google have come together to create a product that measures your football skills in the real world.
2 Dec 2020
Spotlight Therapeutics $30M Funding for Non-viral CRISPR Gene Editing
Spotlight Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing non-viral gene editing therapeutics for direct in vivo editing of target genes, closed its Series A financing bringing the total raised to $30 million.
1 Dec 2020
Touchcode have developed a smart packaging technology based on patterned conductive ink that can be read using the capacitive touch capabilities of smartphone screens.