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Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Jul 21, 2017 United States
Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.
Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Jul 20, 2017 Japan
Renewed investigation of a molecule that was originally synthesized with the goal of creating a unique light-absorbing pigment has led to the establishment of a novel design strategy for efficient light-emitting molecules with applications in next-generation displays and lighting.
Breathable, wearable electronics on skin

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin

Jul 19, 2017 Japan
A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists.
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Eight19 secures 1.3m Pounds funding

Eight19 secures 1.3m Pounds funding

Jul 19, 2017 United Kingdom
The new investment follows two years of continued improvement in OPV performance, advances in manufacturing readiness and an increased engagement with customers in the retail, FMCG and IoT sectors.
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Cratus leverages Thinfilm's NFC technology

Cratus leverages Thinfilm's NFC technology

Jul 19, 2017 Norway
Through the collaboration, Cratus will integrate Thinfilm's technology into mobile sensor platforms, enabling location sensing and tamper-evidence monitoring of high-value goods through the simple tap of a smartphone or commercial reader.
Dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

Dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

Jul 18, 2017
When it comes to efficiency, sometimes it helps to look to Mother Nature for advice - even in technology as advanced as printable, flexible electronics.
Webinar Thursday 3 August - Opportunities for LPWAN Technologies

Webinar Thursday 3 August - Opportunities for LPWAN Technologies

Jul 17, 2017
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on opportunities for LPWAN technologies on Thursday 3 August.
Composites, Drones & LPWAN IDTechEx #TechRoundUp

Composites, Drones & LPWAN IDTechEx #TechRoundUp

Jul 17, 2017 9
Dr Laura Baers & Dr Richard Collins discuss composites and their uses in drones and enabling internet infrastructure.
Low-cost smart glove translates American Sign Language into text

Low-cost smart glove translates American Sign Language into text

Jul 17, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures.
Sprayable sensing network technology

Sprayable sensing network technology

Jul 14, 2017 Hong Kong
The sprayed sensors can be networked, to render rich real-time information on the health status of the structure under monitoring.
Sainsbury's introduces ham smart label technology to combat waste

Sainsbury's introduces ham smart label technology to combat waste

Jul 13, 2017 United Kingdom
Sainsbury's is attempting to tackle food waste with the introduction of a 'smart label' for its own-brand ham.
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Immersion vs. Fitbit: Everything you need to know in 7 charts

Immersion vs. Fitbit: Everything you need to know in 7 charts

Jul 13, 2017
Earlier this week, Immersion Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Fitbit. This is in addition to an existing lawsuit they have against Apple, also relating to the infringement of their patents in haptics, user interfaces and human-machine interfaces. In this article, James Hayward describes the background to these lawsuits within the broader context of the haptics industry.
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David Yao joins Nanoco Group plc

David Yao joins Nanoco Group plc

Jul 13, 2017 United Kingdom
Nanoco Group plc, developer and manufacturer of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, is pleased to confirm the appointment of David Yao as Senior Vice President of Global Sales.