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90% Of Exhibition Space Already Sold At The IDTechEx Show!

90% Of Exhibition Space Already Sold At The IDTechEx Show!

Sep 18, 2018
This event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
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Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Sep 18, 2018
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
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Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV

Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV

Sep 18, 2018 Taiwan
The 13.28% efficiency was independently confirmed by Newport PV laboratory, a recognized center for verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions in August 2018.
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Webinar Wednesday 26 September - Progress to the Foldable OLED Display

Webinar Wednesday 26 September - Progress to the Foldable OLED Display

Sep 18, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 26 September titled Progress to the Foldable OLED Display.
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Laser sintering optimized for printed electronics

Laser sintering optimized for printed electronics

Sep 18, 2018 United States
Printed electronics use standard printing techniques to manufacture electronic devices on different substrates like glass, plastic films, and paper. Interest in this area is growing because of the potential to create cheaper circuits more efficiently than conventional methods.
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Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Sep 17, 2018
Diesel generator sets are noisy and polluting; reducing or limiting their use is beneficial for both human health and the environment. Despite this, their ability to provide reliable and weather independent power around the clock means that they are unlikely to be completely eliminated any time soon. Hybridisation of diesel generator sets through the integration of photovoltaics and/or battery storage presents an excellent opportunity to change…
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Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Sep 17, 2018
A key trend across many sectors is the multifunctionality of structural parts. This has extended to fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material and the added functionality ranges to: enhanced electrical & thermal conductivity, embedded sensors & actuators, energy storage & harvesting, data transmission, self-healing, and adaptive response (morphing) mechanisms.
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Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Sep 17, 2018 United States
A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure.
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Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?

Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?

Sep 14, 2018
Like the car equivalents, 48V mild hybrid trucks do not start as electric vehicles (driving the wheels electrically some or all of the time) but they are headed that way.
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Silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

Silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

Sep 14, 2018 Russia
An international research group improved perovskite solar cells efficiency by using materials with better light absorption properties. For the first time, researchers used silicon nanoparticles.
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New iPhones models support native 'background' NFC tag read function

New iPhones models support native 'background' NFC tag read function

Sep 14, 2018 Norway
Apple announced a range of new iPhone models that, for the first time, will support native 'background' NFC tag read functionality. This enhancement simplifies the end-user experience by making dedicated reader applications optional.
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Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Sep 13, 2018
This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.
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Advanced textile based sensors

Advanced textile based sensors

Sep 13, 2018 United States
The collaboration will explore using additive manufacturing to build temperature and pressure sensors directly onto textiles.
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Life Sciences featured at the IDTechEx Show! Nov 14-15, CA

Life Sciences featured at the IDTechEx Show! Nov 14-15, CA

Sep 12, 2018
Independent analyst company, IDTechEx, will be highlighting life sciences with a selection of healthcare presentations at the forthcoming IDTechEx Show!, Nov 14-15 in CA.
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IDTechEx TVRoll up tablet with flexible screen

Roll up tablet with flexible screen

Sep 12, 2018 Spain
A research team has taken a page from history, rolled it up and created the MagicScroll - a rollable touch-screen tablet designed to capture the seamless flexible screen real estate of ancient scrolls in a modern-day device.
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Transparent conductive films: always a step behind the curve?

Transparent conductive films: always a step behind the curve?

Sep 12, 2018
ITO alternative (TCFs) are no longer a young technology. They have been in the semi commercial mode for more than a decade and half. In that time, they have often come tantalising close to success, and in some instances, even carved out niche markets. Yet, they are still hoping for that great breakthrough. So why has the commercialization process been prolonged for so long?
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Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Sep 12, 2018 United States
Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals unveiled details of how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using a LENS Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System to develop dissolvable magnesium components that will have broad-reaching implications in the design and manufacture of next-generation medical implants.
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Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Sep 12, 2018 Switzerland
A team has come up with a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects. Their technology could eventually be used for other antibiotics as well.
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OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

Sep 11, 2018 Germany
Organic light-emitting diodes are mainly known from televisions and smartphone displays. They can be used as lighting objects in car tail lights or lights. Researchers are now presenting OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles.
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IDTechEx TVPrinting with sound

Printing with sound

Sep 11, 2018 United States
Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
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IDTechEx TVStretchy wires for the future

Stretchy wires for the future

Sep 11, 2018 United States
Scientists have teamed up to create stretchable, flexible wires that conduct current and change colors to indicate they're about to reach the breaking point. Future uses could be wearable electronics, biomedical devices and soft robots.