13 Jan 2021
Hybrid Chips can run AI on Battery Powered Devices
Smartwatches and other battery-powered electronics would be even smarter if they could run AI algorithms. But efforts to build AI-capable chips for mobile devices have so far hit a wall - the so-called "memory wall" that separates data processing and memory chips that must work together to meet the massive and continually growing computational demands imposed by AI.
13 Jan 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults
A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
6 Jan 2021
Innovative Battery Chemistry Revolutionises Zinc-Air Battery
High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional zinc-air battery has struggled with a high chemical instability, parasitic reactions which rooted in the usage of alkaline electrolytes lead to electrochemical irreversibility.
28 Dec 2020
Army Strengthens Future Tech with Muscle Bound Robots
Robotic systems packed with muscle tissue can produce never-seen-before agility and versatility, Army researchers said.
24 Dec 2020
Liquid Bandage Detects Tissue Oxygenation Without Wired Oximeters
In the first human clinical trial, researchers have validated the practicality and accuracy of an oxygen-sensing liquid bandage that measures the concentration of oxygen in transplanted tissue.
9 Dec 2020
A Defect-resistant Superalloy for 3D Printing
In recent years, it has become possible to use laser beams and electron beams to "print" engineering objects that have complex shapes that could not be achieved by conventional manufacturing routes. The additive manufacturing process, known widely as 3D printing, for metallic materials involves melting and fusing fine-scale powder particles — each about ten times finer than a grain of local beach sand — in sub-millimeter-scale "pools" created by focusing a laser or electron beam on the material.
3 Dec 2020
Thermal Management in 2020: Highlights from IDTechEx
A huge market is opening for component and material suppliers in the thermal management arena.
1 Dec 2020
Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)
In the last article we have discussed latency. In addition to that, spectrum/orbit resources and potential for military applications are also important considerations.
26 Nov 2020
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)
Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that is being constructed by SpaceX. Part one of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He.
26 Nov 2020
Broadbit Batteries Oy are a Finnish battery company with developments into Li-ion and sodium-based battery chemistries. The company provided an update on their activities at the Digital Days Battery Show 2020.
24 Nov 2020
Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets
Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has closed a $500 million Series D equity funding round. The funding will enable Relativity to accelerate its planned initiatives, including its factory of the future, launch vehicle development, and 3D printing technologies.
19 Nov 2020
3D Electronics Market Is Forecast to Reach Around $3bn by 2030
The 3D electronics market is diversifying and is forecast to reach around $3bn by 2030. Find out more in the IDTechEx report, "3D Electronics 2020-2030: Technologies, Forecasts, Players".
17 Nov 2020
Palarum: US Veterans Affairs to Evaluate Use of 'Smart Patient Sock'
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Palarum, LLC, announced that they have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program (CRADA) to evaluate Palarum's innovative e-wearable technology which is designed to reduce inpatient falls.
13 Nov 2020
Elementum 3D Gold Medal, US Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics
Elementum 3D earned first place at the inaugural US. Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics. The company won the event's "Material Hurdles" technical challenge with its A7050-RAM2 high-strength aluminum alloy, beating eight other finalists.
9 Nov 2020
Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
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.
30 Oct 2020
Northrop Grumman Initiates Build of First Australian Triton
Australia's first autonomous, high-altitude, long-endurance system will enhance maritime security in the Pacific. Northrop Grumman has initiated the build process for Australia's first MQ-4C Triton, a game-changing unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.
28 Oct 2020
iniVation offer event-based vision sensors and the associated software. These sensors enable ultra-low response latency, low data rates, high dynamic range, and low power consumption by having pixels asynchronously report whenever they experience a change in light intensity.
23 Oct 2020
Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight
A decontamination robot funded by the Office of Naval Research and designed by several local universities was recently tested. The robot--initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks--has now been enlisted in the fight against Covid-19.
17 Oct 2020
Machine Learning Uncovers Potential new TB Drugs
Computational method for screening drug compounds can help predict which ones will work best against tuberculosis or other diseases.