This BCC Research report provides an up-to-date analysis of recent developments and current trends in the global flexible heater market. It quantifies the projected impact of both internal and external forces affecting the global market for flexible heaters and their impact on the industry over the forecast period from 2016 to 2021.
This BCC Research study identifies 3D printing technologies with the greatest commercial potential during the forecast period 2016 to 2021. It also analyzes the key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for these technologies over the next five years.
This BCC Research report provides a critical evaluation of the current status of commercial biorefinery markets and the ways in which recent environmental legislation and breakthroughs in technology will make use of biobased products competitive with established petro-based platforms. Forecasts provided from 2016 to 2018.
Safer, Better Lithium Batteries
Researchers at the University of Maryland have
pioneered a flexible, solid-state, ion-conducting membrane based on a 3D Li-ion conducting ceramic nanofiber network. High capacity, high safety, and long lifespan are three of the most important key factors to developing rechargeable lithium batteries for applications including portable electronics and electrical vehicles.
Software Adds Pressure Sensitivity to Any Phone Using Ultrasonics
A new software enables the body of any smartphone to sense force that would allow you to issue commands through your phone simply by squeezing it. For example, you could dial 911 by squeezing your smartphone in a certain pattern in your palm. Or, using a different pattern, turn the music on or flip a page on the screen.
Wave Energy Powers Unique Desalination Device
A start-up company’s trio of founders is hoping its innovative desalination technology will help coastal communities around the world meet the dire need for drinking water, including in their home state of North Carolina.
“Gloogle”? Google Patent Glues Pedestrians to Self-Drive Cars
Google has patented an adhesive that would protect pedestrians struck by an autonomous vehicle by gluing them to the car’s hood. The idea, as noted by the
patent, is to prevent “a secondary impact between the pedestrian and the road surface or other object.”
Key Players in MIM and CIM Industry on the Move
The world's largest engineered ceramics manufacturer
acquired one of the largest CIM companies in the world last month. With the acquisition of Philips Ceramics, Colorado-based CoorsTek expands its ongoing strategic partnership with Philips, a producer of ceramics based in Uden,
Fueling the Future with Clean Energy Alternatives
Delaware is aiming to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by the year 2030,
Delaware Public Media reported. To realize its goal, the First State intends to make it easier for people who are getting around the state in an alternative fuel vehicle.
New Strategy for Replacing Rare Earths in Magnets Attracts Attention
Permanent magnets are an integral part of several industries, such as automotive, renewal energy, healthcare and consumer electronics. Companies worldwide are focusing their R&D efforts on technological innovations to expand the applications of different types of permanent magnets in several end-user industries to provide state-of-the-art as well as energy-efficient products.
Nanofiber-based Paper Filter Removes Viruses from Water
A simple paper sheet can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water. The sheet, made of cellulose nanofibers, is called the
mille-feuille filter because its unique layered internal architecture resembles that of the French puff pastry
mille-feuille (thousand leaves).
SDN is the Key to Meeting Expanding Network Demands
Every year the Federal Forum brings together leaders from government and the tech industry to discuss the latest trends in security, mobility, IoT, big data, and machine learning. The government IT modernization conference, which was held on June 14 in Washington, D.C., presented 30 subject matter experts who discussed how to modernize the federal network infrastructure and help government agencies meet their missions.