- New trade fair LABVOLUTION in an excellent position
- BIOTECHNICA now with an even stronger focus on transfer of know-how, exchange of ideas and effective matchmaking
Robotics Competition boasts 5 million USD prizes for teams who complete complicated tasks
In the U.S., the electric vehicle market continues to experience significant growth, accounting for 39 percent of global electric vehicle sales in 2014, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation. Product innovation is one of the key factors driving EV adoption, as advances in charging equipment and infrastructure are encouraging more U.S. drivers to choose sustainable options. Polycarbonates from Covestro – formerly Bayer MaterialScience – are playing a critical role in the development of effective, cost-efficient charging equipment for electric vehicles.
Joint ARPA-E Project Enables Batteries to Achieve Full Potential for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Graphite hit the headlines again in 2015 when Tesla Motors began building its lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" near Sparks, northern Nevada at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Park. Despite their name, lithium-ion batteries are heavier consumers of graphite than lithium. The new factory will cost US$5Bn, with US$1.25Bn in the form of grants and incentives from the Nevada state government. Limited production will start in 2016. When fully on-stream in 2020, the gigafactory could double the world supply of lithium-ion batteries, mostly for the automotive market but also for residential stationary power packs. By 2020, Tesla is planning to make 35GWh of lithium-ion batteries a year. Some market commentators have speculated that the potential new market from Tesla alone will require at least 50,000tpy of graphite.
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) launches new touch fingerprint sensors in the series FPC OneTouch®. The new sensors can be mounted under a sheet of glass or ceramics.
Universal Laser Systems (ULS), the world's leader in laser materials processing and Rice University's Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology in Houston, Texas, are actively collaborating on advanced research on Laser Induced Graphene (LIG) synthesis and refinement. As part of that collaboration, Rice is using a state-of-the-art XLS10 Multiwave HybridTM laser system developed by ULS.
Surgeons at Al Qassimi hospital in Sharjah are performing faster more effective heart operations with a little help from Da Vinci
The next generation of robotics engineers are already being nurtured by a Dubai-based organisation who is making sure they have fun to boot
Telepresent robots are bringing people together
Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, director and cofounder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in London, wants to see safe, effective, accessible technologies created to benefit people worldwide
Science and technology leaders promote safe development of AI
By tapping into children's creativity and using everyday objects lying around the house, Dubai-based startup Junkbot's DIY robot kit aims to create inventors in every home