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Webinar Tuesday 3 October - RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities

Webinar Tuesday 3 October - RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities

Sep 20, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 3 October 2017 titled RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities and Outlook.
3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

Sep 20, 2017 Finland
Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Sep 18, 2017 United States
As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.
Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Sep 15, 2017 United States
A team of researchers has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
New way to make dissolving electronics

New way to make dissolving electronics

Sep 13, 2017 United States
Researchers have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.
Rubber material for flexible, unbreakable devices

Rubber material for flexible, unbreakable devices

Sep 12, 2017 Ireland
A group of researchers have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.
Paper-based electronics continues to advance

Paper-based electronics continues to advance

Sep 6, 2017 Singapore
Imagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality.
Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

Aug 28, 2017 United States
A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user's touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.
Packaging film coated with clay nanotubes

Packaging film coated with clay nanotubes

Aug 25, 2017 Turkey
Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious.
Smart label could let you know when to toss food and cosmetics

Smart label could let you know when to toss food and cosmetics

Aug 23, 2017 United States
Detecting food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination. Identifying new medicinal plants in a remote jungle. Authenticating tea and wine. Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can potentially carry out all of these functions with easy-to-read results.
Spray-on electric rainbows: making safer electrochromic inks

Spray-on electric rainbows: making safer electrochromic inks

Aug 18, 2017 United States
Anyone who has a rear-view mirror that automatically dims blue in reaction to annoying high-beam headlights glaring from behind has seen an electrochromic film in action. Now, chemists have developed a new method to more safely and, by extension, easily produce these shear films, which change their color with the help of a tiny electric current. This could make them available to many industries that have not been able to feasibly use them before.