25 Feb 2021
Low Cost Perovskite Photovoltaics that Match Silicon Cells' Output
Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing of ultrathin, lightweight flexible cells, but so far their efficiency at converting sunlight to electricity has lagged behind that of silicon and some other alternatives.
16 Feb 2021
3D Printed Ribeye Steak a World First
The proof-of-concept incorporates real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow, in strategy to build a diverse portfolio of cultivated meat cuts of any dimension.
28 Jan 2021
New Graphene Nanochannel Water Filters
Researchers have shown that tiny channels between graphene sheets can be aligned in a way that makes them ideal for water filtration.
1 Jan 2021
Wearables for Crops: Plant Based Sensor Monitors Arsenic in Soil
Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
28 Dec 2020
3D Printing Used to Develop a new Instrument for Eye Imaging
OCT, or optical coherence tomography, produces slices of image data that can be stacked to produce a 3D representation of the tissue of interest. In the context of retinal imaging, it produces cross-sectional views of the retina that allow the ophthalmologist to readily visualize subsurface features of the retina that are much more difficult to visualize in two-dimensional en face, or top-down views.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
3 Dec 2020
3D Printer Enables Variable Gloss
New system enables realistic variations in glossiness across a 3D-printed surface. The advance could aid fine art reproduction and the design of prosthetics.
2 Dec 2020
Form Energy is an American company, which developed an aqueous-air battery. The battery chemistry has not been publicly disclosed.
The company concluded a Series C funding in November 2020 of US$76, among the the investors Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures, totalising more than $120m in two years.
25 Nov 2020
IDTechEx interviewed Tim Szeto, CEO of Nanoport to discuss their latest technical and commercial progress with their Tachammer / LMR haptic actuators.
5 Nov 2020
Battery Free Ocean Exploration, Navigation Powered by Sound
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
2 Nov 2020
Leveraging a 3D Printer Defect to Create a New Quasi-Texile
Sometimes 3D printers mess up. They extrude too much material, or too little, or deposit material in the wrong spot. But what if this bug could be turned into a (fashionable) feature? Introducing DefeXtiles, a tulle-like textile developed by controlling a common 3D printing defect — the under-extrusion of polymer filament.
29 Oct 2020
Wearable Sensor to Help ALS Patients Communicate
People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis suffer from a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others.
28 Oct 2020
Autonomous Boats Could be Your Next Ride
The feverish race to produce the shiniest, safest, speediest self-driving car has spilled over into our wheelchairs, scooters, and even golf carts. Recently, there's been movement from land to sea, as marine autonomy stands to change the canals of our cities, with the potential to deliver goods and services and collect waste across our waterways.
22 Oct 2020
Merck Announces 2020 Advance Biotech Grant Program N. American Winner
Merck, a leading science and technology company, has announced that Combined Therapeutics Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, has been selected as the North American winner of its 2020 Advance Biotech Grant Program.