25 Apr 2022
Lithium's Narrow Paths Limit Batteries
If you could shrink enough for a fantastic voyage across a lithium battery electrode, you'd see the level of charge at every scale is highly uneven. This is not good for the battery's health. Researchers who recognize the problem worked to view in great detail how the various particles in an electrode interact with lithium during use.
6 Apr 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture
What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
7 Mar 2022
Wootz is a Houston, TX start-up producing aligned carbon nanotube materials, including fibers, films, and coatings. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Amram Bengio (CEO) and Alexander Marks (Chief Engineer).
24 Nov 2021
Ultrathin Solar Cells Get a Boost
Engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their ability to stand up to the environment.
15 Nov 2021
Development of 3D Printed Smart Helmets for the Military
Researchers have received $1.3 million from the Office of Naval Research through the Defense Research University Instrumentation Program to create the world's first printable military "smart helmet" using industrial-grade 3D printers.
31 Aug 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart
There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
18 Aug 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power
Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
17 Aug 2021
Creating an Insulin-Producing Implant for Type 1 Diabetes
Bioengineers are using 3D printing and smart biomaterials to create an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics.
23 Jun 2021
Solar Energy Collectors Grown From Seeds
Engineers have created microscopic seeds for growing remarkably uniform 2D perovskite crystals that are both stable and highly efficient at harvesting electricity from sunlight.
3 May 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes
In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
23 Apr 2021
Largest Solar Farm at an Australian University
The Microgrid at Deakin provides a unique opportunity to make a positive contribution in the collective fight against climate change while also conducting high-value research to benefit Australian communities.
12 Feb 2021
CRISPR Tech Targets Human Genome's Complex Code
Finding a needle in a haystack is hard enough. But try finding a specific molecule on the needle. Researchers have achieved something of the sort with a new genome editing tool that targets the supporting players in a cell's nucleus that package DNA and aid gene expression. Their work opens the door to new therapies for cancer and other diseases.
5 Nov 2020
Malaria Test as Simple as a Bandage
Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage.
That's the idea behind a platform developed by engineers who introduced a microneedle patch for rapid diagnostic testing that does not require extracting blood.
18 Sep 2020
Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
21 Aug 2020
NoPo Nanotechnologies produce SWCNT via the HiPCO process. IDTechEx spoke with Anto Godwin (Head of Production & Technology)
13 Jul 2020
Sweet Way to 3D Print Blood Vessels
Powdered sugar is the special ingredient in a recipe for mimicking the body's intricate, branching blood vessels in lab-grown tissues.
12 Jun 2020
Making 4D Printing More Practical
Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality with a new way to print shapeshifting materials.