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Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2021
Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear's cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are damaged. As a step toward an advanced artificial cochlea, researchers report a conductive membrane, which translated sound waves into matching electrical signals when implanted inside a model ear, without requiring external power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 5, 2021
New Smart City Materials and Formats

New Smart City Materials and Formats

Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2021
Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermal Management with Metamaterials

Thermal Management with Metamaterials

Thermal metamaterials have exceptional properties in heat transfer beyond naturally occurring materials owing to the precision with which it is possible to optimally design such artificial structures for specific applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2021
Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Quantum dots, biomedical applications, energy harvesting and storage, sensing
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
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2021
Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2021
Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
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.
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