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IDTechEx TVInnovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2019
Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Fiber-based electronics are expected to play a vital role in next-generation wearable electronics. Woven into textiles, they can provide higher durability, comfort, and integrated multi-functionality. A research team has developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2019
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2019
Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to new research. Using a dime-sized invention the kinetic energy of the heart can be converted into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 1, 2019
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2018
Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone

Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2018
New property in graphene for better solar panels

New property in graphene for better solar panels

A new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy flow in graphene, opening up opportunities for developing new types of light-harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2018
Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2019
Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Fiber-based electronics are expected to play a vital role in next-generation wearable electronics. Woven into textiles, they can provide higher durability, comfort, and integrated multi-functionality. A research team has developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2019
Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to new research. Using a dime-sized invention the kinetic energy of the heart can be converted into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2018
Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone

Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2019
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 1, 2019
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2018
New property in graphene for better solar panels

New property in graphene for better solar panels

A new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy flow in graphene, opening up opportunities for developing new types of light-harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2018
Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

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.