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Nanoparticles for improving smart-window energy efficiency

Nanoparticles for improving smart-window energy efficiency

Sep 19, 2018 United States
U.S. buildings leak an estimated 30 percent of their energy through inefficient windows, costing consumers an estimated $42 billion annually. But that could begin to change if efforts are successful in commercializing a patented new process for synthesizing vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that makes manufacturing energy-efficient ​"smart windows" economical.
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Imprint Energy new investments to advance ultrathin flexible batteries

Imprint Energy new investments to advance ultrathin flexible batteries

Sep 19, 2018 United States
Imprint Energy announced the successful completion of a $5 million investment round. Imprint has continued its progress toward commercialization. Multiple manufacturing partners have successfully printed Imprint batteries using their existing standard printing equipment, and Imprint batteries are moving into field trials of IoT products.
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Ynvisible scales production with new printing line & customer training

Ynvisible scales production with new printing line & customer training

Sep 19, 2018 Canada
Ynvisible Interactive Inc is pleased to announce the opening of a new production and customer training facility. The new sheet-to-sheet production line will enable ynvisible to produce electrochromic devices for orders in the hundreds of thousands of unit per production run for products such as smart labels and Internet of Things devices.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.