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Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2021
Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Sensors

Metamaterial Sensors

Antennas are the first major success for metamaterials and these can act as sensors
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Researchers have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2021
Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet: wooden floorings. Their nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. They also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and embedded nanocrystals, resulting in a device that was 80 times more efficient—enough to power LED lightbulbs and small electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2021
Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Researchers have shown how the simple act of walking can power an implantable stimulator device to speed up treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
External Company Press Release
Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine's new-to-market printed organic solar cells and development kits remove the need for batteries reducing impact on the environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2021
Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Researchers have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2021
Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Researchers have shown how the simple act of walking can power an implantable stimulator device to speed up treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Sensors

Metamaterial Sensors

Antennas are the first major success for metamaterials and these can act as sensors
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2021
Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet: wooden floorings. Their nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. They also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and embedded nanocrystals, resulting in a device that was 80 times more efficient—enough to power LED lightbulbs and small electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
External Company Press Release
Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine's new-to-market printed organic solar cells and development kits remove the need for batteries reducing impact on the environment.
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