23 May 2022
Low Cost Battery-Like Device Absorbs CO2 Emissions While it Charges
Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
17 May 2022
Reliable and Renewable Biological Photovoltaic Cell
Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year - and counting - using nothing but ambient light and water. Their system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.
9 May 2022
Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'
A robot 'chef' has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it's sufficiently seasoned. The results could be useful in the development of automated or semi-automated food preparation by helping robots to learn what tastes good and what doesn't, making them better cooks.
11 Apr 2022
Echion Technologies are a UK start-up developing mixed niobium oxide anodes for high power, long life Li-ion batteries.
8 Apr 2022
Nyobolt are a UK-based start-up developing fast-charging Li-ion batteries.
15 Mar 2022
Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants
Long-term use of implantable electronic medical devices - such as pacemakers and cochlear implants - is hampered by the body's reaction to foreign bodies. Now, in a study in mice has shown that this reaction can be dramatically reduced by incorporating an anti-inflammatory drug into the silicone coating around the implant.
1 Mar 2022
Sorex is a gas sensor company spun out of the University of Cambridge, seeking to commercialise acoustic wave sensor research for air quality and medical markets, including mobiles and wearables.
23 Feb 2022
Hydrogels get Magical
Just jelly-like materials? Well, there is a new one that supports an elephant but goes squishy when it jumps off. The new IDTechEx reports, "Self-Healing Materials Markets 2022-2042" and "Hydrogel Markets in Agriculture, Industry, Energy, Electronics, Electrical, Consumer 2022-2042" have the big picture.
22 Feb 2022
Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt
Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.
16 Feb 2022
Fully Woven Smart Display
Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.
1 Feb 2022
open-seneca is a citizen science project dedicated to the mapping of air pollution.
21 Dec 2021
PlatformE acquires Catalyst AI to Make Sustainable Fashion a Reality
PlatformE has acquired Catalyst AI, an artificial intelligence company based in Cambridge, UK. The deal will see Catalyst AI's machine learning tools for optimising fashion supply chains bolster PlatformE's services for efficient on-demand and made-to-order fashion.