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Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 24, 2017
Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 24, 2017
Agricultural robot may be game changer for crop growers, breeders

Agricultural robot may be game changer for crop growers, breeders

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders -- and eventually farmers -- can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely to produce the greatest yields.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 23, 2017
Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait

Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait

Researchers have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits - less efficient for robots - are used by real insects since they have adhesive pads to walk in three dimensions.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 21, 2017
Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 17, 2017
Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Collaboration to develop an ultrathin flexible-patch reader worn on the skin for continuous wireless monitoring of tissue oxygen in patients undergoing treatment for peripheral artery disease has been awarded a $1.5 million grant.
External Company Press Release
A CeraPrinter F-Serie - modular-based scalable platform

A CeraPrinter F-Serie - modular-based scalable platform

A CeraPrinter F-Serie - Modular-Based Scalable Platform now equips EPFL's Microsystems for Space Technologies Lab.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 15, 2017
Future prospects of graphene applications

Future prospects of graphene applications

IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of the article series, we will today hear from Birla Carbon who writes about the progress of graphene in various industries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 14, 2017
Tiny DNA walker harvests energy from RNA

Tiny DNA walker harvests energy from RNA

Researchers have introduced a new type of "super-resolution" microscopy and used it to discover the precise walking mechanism behind tiny structures made of DNA that could find biomedical and industrial applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 8, 2017
RFID Sensors: Filling a Real Need or Hoping for the Best?

RFID Sensors: Filling a Real Need or Hoping for the Best?

RFID is booming - it now accounts for the largest number of silicon integrated circuits made of one particular type. But in addition to over 20% growth, there is much more to come. RFID is moving beyond wireless identification alone to wireless sensing of parameters such as temperature, humidity and much more.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
How Big Pharma is betting on electronics

How Big Pharma is betting on electronics

As the business model for commercializing new drugs becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain, the pharmaceutical industry is trying to reinvent itself. One bet is on electronic devices that could provide direct treatment of some chronic diseases. The race is on to find new materials that will be compatible for this new form of medicine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 2, 2017
Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might

Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might

Scientists have built a device that mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 1, 2017
Equipping insects for special service

Equipping insects for special service

The smallest aerial drones mimic insects in many ways, but none can match the efficiency and maneuverability of the dragonfly. Now, engineers are creating a new kind of hybrid drone by combining miniaturized navigation, synthetic biology and neurotechnology to guide dragonfly insects.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 24, 2017
Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 23, 2017
Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait

Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait

Researchers have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits - less efficient for robots - are used by real insects since they have adhesive pads to walk in three dimensions.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 17, 2017
Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Collaboration to develop an ultrathin flexible-patch reader worn on the skin for continuous wireless monitoring of tissue oxygen in patients undergoing treatment for peripheral artery disease has been awarded a $1.5 million grant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 15, 2017
Future prospects of graphene applications

Future prospects of graphene applications

IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of the article series, we will today hear from Birla Carbon who writes about the progress of graphene in various industries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 8, 2017
RFID Sensors: Filling a Real Need or Hoping for the Best?

RFID Sensors: Filling a Real Need or Hoping for the Best?

RFID is booming - it now accounts for the largest number of silicon integrated circuits made of one particular type. But in addition to over 20% growth, there is much more to come. RFID is moving beyond wireless identification alone to wireless sensing of parameters such as temperature, humidity and much more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 2, 2017
Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might

Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might

Scientists have built a device that mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 24, 2017
Agricultural robot may be game changer for crop growers, breeders

Agricultural robot may be game changer for crop growers, breeders

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders -- and eventually farmers -- can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely to produce the greatest yields.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 21, 2017
Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics.
External Company Press Release
A CeraPrinter F-Serie - modular-based scalable platform

A CeraPrinter F-Serie - modular-based scalable platform

A CeraPrinter F-Serie - Modular-Based Scalable Platform now equips EPFL's Microsystems for Space Technologies Lab.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 14, 2017
Tiny DNA walker harvests energy from RNA

Tiny DNA walker harvests energy from RNA

Researchers have introduced a new type of "super-resolution" microscopy and used it to discover the precise walking mechanism behind tiny structures made of DNA that could find biomedical and industrial applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
How Big Pharma is betting on electronics

How Big Pharma is betting on electronics

As the business model for commercializing new drugs becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain, the pharmaceutical industry is trying to reinvent itself. One bet is on electronic devices that could provide direct treatment of some chronic diseases. The race is on to find new materials that will be compatible for this new form of medicine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 1, 2017
Equipping insects for special service

Equipping insects for special service

The smallest aerial drones mimic insects in many ways, but none can match the efficiency and maneuverability of the dragonfly. Now, engineers are creating a new kind of hybrid drone by combining miniaturized navigation, synthetic biology and neurotechnology to guide dragonfly insects.
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