12 Aug 2022
WiTricity is a wireless charging company spun-out from the physics department at MIT and has over 1200 patents in the field. It licenses its IP to auto OEMs and tier 1s looking to introduce wireless charging platforms as well as offering its own product. IDTechEx spoke to David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity, to understand its technology and business model.
10 Aug 2022
Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Digital Manufacturing
Scientists and engineers are constantly developing new materials with unique properties that can be used for 3D printing, but figuring out how to print with these materials can be a complex, costly conundrum. Researchers have now used artificial intelligence to streamline this procedure. They developed a machine-learning system that uses computer vision to watch the manufacturing process and then correct errors in how it handles the material in real-time.
2 Aug 2022
Stickers That Can See Inside the Body
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
29 Jul 2022
3D Printing Sensors For Satellites
Scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and ion energy distribution of the atmosphere.
19 Jul 2022
Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat
Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of 10 leading international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project, an ambitious program accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.
11 Jul 2022
Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users are Moving
Researchers develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer's activities, like walking, running, and jumping.
11 Jul 2022
Roboat: Autonomous Stack for Water Vessels
Roboat are developing an autonomous software stack for marine applications. They currently have two vessels testing in the canals of Amsterdam but later this year will be deploying their technology on a commercial ferry service.
29 Jun 2022
Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation
A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study.
14 Jun 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip
Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
3 Jun 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab
Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
23 May 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights
No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
16 May 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity
Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
4 May 2022
Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
26 Apr 2022
Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration
Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer, the most significant power beaming demonstration in nearly 50 years.
26 Apr 2022
E Ink Gallery 3 Color ePaper for Sustainable Digital Reading
E Ink has announced the launch of E Ink Gallery 3, a next generation of color ePaper for the eReader and eNote markets. E Ink Gallery 3 is based on the E Ink ACeP Advanced Color ePaper platform. In this platform, a full-color gamut is achieved through a four particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow and white, which allows a full color gamut at each pixel.
21 Apr 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future
Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
21 Apr 2022
E Ink Launches Spectra 3100 Plus Five-Color ePaper
E Ink announced the launch of E Ink Spectra 3100 Plus five-color ePaper. Spectra 3100 Plus adds bright orange to the existing four colors (black, white, red, and yellow) of the previous generation. The combination of five vivid and saturated colors creates a more eye-catching display, which will help retailers improve their marketing and advertising performance.