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San Diego to become America's smartest city

San Diego to become America's smartest city

Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2017
Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2017
The little bacterium that could

The little bacterium that could

Researchers replace membrane proteins in bacteria with a molecule they created and gain control over their ability to produce electricity
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2017
Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade

Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade

Researchers have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 15, 2017
New metamaterials could improve energy absorption and harvesting

New metamaterials could improve energy absorption and harvesting

The team is looking forward to leveraging these topological mechanical metamaterials for various applications, optimizing them, and carving devices out of them for applications in soft robotics, prosthetics and energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2017
Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2017
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 9, 2017
Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life

Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
Small and Safe Rechargeable Batteries | IDTechEx Show! USA 2016

Small and Safe Rechargeable Batteries | IDTechEx Show! USA 2016

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. For more information see http://www.murata.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Off Grid Energy Independence
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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
Material turns sunlight, heat, movement into electricity all at once

Material turns sunlight, heat, movement into electricity all at once

Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, from biometric sensors to smart watches.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
Perpetual drones

Perpetual drones

Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
4 million pound robotics boost for offshore windfarms

4 million pound robotics boost for offshore windfarms

A collaboration has received funding to deliver a human-robotics hybrid solution for the maintenance and operation of offshore windfarms.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2017
Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2017
Stomach acid provides long-term power for ingestible devices

Stomach acid provides long-term power for ingestible devices

A research team has developed a set of ingestible devices that draw energy from fluids in the stomach and the small intestine, and can provide power for nearly a week.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2017
The world's first heat-driven transistor

The world's first heat-driven transistor

Scientists have created a thermoelectric organic transistor. A temperature rise of a single degree is sufficient to cause a detectable current modulation in the transistor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2017
Summer heat for the winter

Summer heat for the winter

Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Yes, this is possible, using a cheap material like sodium lye. Within a European research consortium scientists and their colleagues have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each other.
Off Grid Energy Independence
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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 2, 2017
Industrial electric vehicles: Rapid change, $350 billion market

Industrial electric vehicles: Rapid change, $350 billion market

IDTechEx finds that the construction, agriculture and mining part alone will be an $81 billion market in 2027 with considerable opportunities for consolidation of players and technological breakthroughs with major market disruption and creation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2017
Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2017
Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade

Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade

Researchers have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2017
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
Small and Safe Rechargeable Batteries | IDTechEx Show! USA 2016

Small and Safe Rechargeable Batteries | IDTechEx Show! USA 2016

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. For more information see http://www.murata.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
Material turns sunlight, heat, movement into electricity all at once

Material turns sunlight, heat, movement into electricity all at once

Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, from biometric sensors to smart watches.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
4 million pound robotics boost for offshore windfarms

4 million pound robotics boost for offshore windfarms

A collaboration has received funding to deliver a human-robotics hybrid solution for the maintenance and operation of offshore windfarms.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2017
Stomach acid provides long-term power for ingestible devices

Stomach acid provides long-term power for ingestible devices

A research team has developed a set of ingestible devices that draw energy from fluids in the stomach and the small intestine, and can provide power for nearly a week.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2017
Summer heat for the winter

Summer heat for the winter

Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Yes, this is possible, using a cheap material like sodium lye. Within a European research consortium scientists and their colleagues have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each other.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 2, 2017
Industrial electric vehicles: Rapid change, $350 billion market

Industrial electric vehicles: Rapid change, $350 billion market

IDTechEx finds that the construction, agriculture and mining part alone will be an $81 billion market in 2027 with considerable opportunities for consolidation of players and technological breakthroughs with major market disruption and creation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2017
The little bacterium that could

The little bacterium that could

Researchers replace membrane proteins in bacteria with a molecule they created and gain control over their ability to produce electricity
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 15, 2017
New metamaterials could improve energy absorption and harvesting

New metamaterials could improve energy absorption and harvesting

The team is looking forward to leveraging these topological mechanical metamaterials for various applications, optimizing them, and carving devices out of them for applications in soft robotics, prosthetics and energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2017
Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 9, 2017
Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life

Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2017
Perpetual drones

Perpetual drones

Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2017
Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2017
The world's first heat-driven transistor

The world's first heat-driven transistor

Scientists have created a thermoelectric organic transistor. A temperature rise of a single degree is sufficient to cause a detectable current modulation in the transistor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
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.
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