11 May 2021
Virtual Reality in the Workplace
The development of Virtual Reality (VR) is not only changing the way that we interact with digital content, but also the way we interact with each other.
23 Apr 2021
NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet
The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task.
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.
3 Apr 2021
Archer Aviation based in Palo Alto, California, USA are developing all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, with plans to launch their own Urban Air Mobility network in Los Angeles and Miami by 2024, providing commercial passenger services.
30 Mar 2021
3D Printed Porous Carbon Aerogels for Space Exploration
Exploration of extremely cold environments, from Earth's polar regions to the moon and Mars, requires technology that can rapidly store and deliver electricity at ultralow temperatures. NASA's Perseverance rover, for example, needs heaters to keep the rover's battery system from freezing in Martian temperatures averaging about -81 F (-62 C).
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.
9 Mar 2021
Dr James Edmondson interviewed ADA Technologies. ADA develop advanced materials for aerospace and defence applications. The interview focussed on ADA's products for thermal interface and thermal insulation materials.
25 Feb 2021
Machine Learning to Track Disease Carrying Mosquitoes
Using genetic and environmental data, research team maps landscape connectivity in mosquitoes that are known vectors for dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
24 Feb 2021
IDTechEx Overview of the Redox Flow Battery Market
Among the Li-ion batteries competitors, the Redox Flow Battery (RFB) system is one of the main competitors currently approaching the market.
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.
22 Jan 2021
Fungal Wearables and Devices: Biomaterials Pave The Way
Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials.
15 Jan 2021
New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research
As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.
22 Dec 2020
Electric Aircraft for Flier Health
Progress is rapid with fixed-wing manned electric aircraft. The Bye Aerospace 2 and 4 seat battery-only e-Flyer got over $400 million in orders in one year and it is scalable.
27 Nov 2020
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)
Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.