Weekly Innovation Insights
Snapshots of R&D and business activities across tech sectors and industries
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Agriculture & Nutrition | Medical
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16 May 2022
A nutraceutical is a food or food product that provides health and medical benefits, including...See the report
Energy | Materials Science
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Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
02 May 2022
Lithium iron phosphate batteries use lithium ions and iron phosphate as electrodes. They have a high energy density...See the report
Aerospace & Defense | Agriculture & Nutrition | Computing
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Remote Sensing for Agriculture
20 Apr 2022
Some of the emerging trends in remote sensing for agriculture include the use of hyperspectral imaging for crop classification...See the report
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Molten Salt Reactors
13 Apr 2022
A molten salt reactor is a class of nuclear fission reactor in which the primary nuclear reactor coolant and/or the fuel is...See the report
Computing | Electronics & Devices
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05 Apr 2022
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a new way of managing and controlling computer networks. SDN allows...See the report
Buildings & Cities | Energy | Transportation
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21 Mar 2022
Urban planning is the process of designing how cities and towns should be laid out. This includes things like...See the report
Electronics & Devices | Energy | Materials Science | Medical
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21 Mar 2022
Conductive polymers are organic polymers that can conduct electricity. They can replace inorganic semiconductors...See the report
Computing | Energy | Materials Science
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Battery Thermal Runaway
11 Mar 2022
In thermal runaway, a battery generates more heat inside than it can dissipate. This heat then triggers a chemical reaction inside the battery...See the report
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03 Mar 2022
A heat pump is a system used to heat or cool. It transfers thermal energy from a cooler space to a warmer space, using the refrigeration cycle...See the report
Computing | Materials Science | Medical
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24 Feb 2022
Lab automation refers to a host of technologies for making research in laboratories more efficient and scalable. This includes...See the report
Industry & Manufacturing | Materials Science | Medical
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17 Feb 2022
Cellulose is an organic compound. It is an essential component of the primary cell wall of green plants...See the report
Energy | Industry & Manufacturing | Materials Science
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Direct Air Capture
10 Feb 2022
Direct air capture is a technology for removing CO2 from the atmosphere. It does so directly, as opposed to other methods...See the report
Computing | Medical | Robotics
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01 Feb 2022
Building and training machine learning algorithms usually requires access to high quality training data. But these data may not be available...See the report
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27 Jan 2022
Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source because heat is continuously produced inside the earth. People use geothermal heat for bathing, to heat buildings...See the report
Materials Science | Medical
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19 Jan 2022
Tissue engineering combines cell biology, engineering, and materials science to maintain, improve, or replace natural tissues. Tissue engineering involves...See the report
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12 Jan 2022
Endometriosis is a disorder in which cells that normally cover the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, grow outside of it. Endometriosis can cause severe pain...See the report
Computing | Medical
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14 Dec 2021
Similar to a digital twin, the metaverse is a virtual representation of a physical object or process. But the metaverse is more immersive. Both digital...See the report
Agriculture & Nutrition | Energy | Materials
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13 Oct 2021
Increasing methane emissions are a major contributor to the rising concentration of greenhouse gases, and are responsible for up to one-third of near-term global heating. But R&D...See the report
Computing | Energy | Materials
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Battery Management Systems
05 Oct 2021
Battery management systems are electronics and software that manage a rechargeable battery or battery pack. They ensure safe and efficient operation. For example...See the report
Energy | Materials
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28 Sep 2021
Batteries contain a variety of valuable materials. This, along with the ever-increasing demand for batteries in applications like mobility and grid storage, will make...See the report
Medical | Materials
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21 Sep 2021
Ginkgo Bioworks is a synthetic biology company. They went public on the NYSE on Sept 17, 2021. Ginkgo designs microorganisms for producing materials and medicines...See the report
Buildings & Cities | Computing | Industry & Manufacturing
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5G and Decentralized Computing
14 Sep 2021
5G cellular networks are an enabling infrastructure for decentralized computing. Applications for decentralized computing include robotics, manufacturing...See the report
Energy | Materials
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07 Sep 2021
Flow batteries are rechargeable batteries in which electrolyte flows through electrochemical cells. A flow battery may be used like a fuel cell...See the report
Medical | Neuroscience
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23 Aug 2021
Electroceuticals target organs' neural circuits in order to treat various diseases. In this therapy, neural impulses are delivered to specific targets in the neural circuitry. The therapy...See the report
Agriculture & Nutrition
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18 Aug 2021
Cultured meat is produced in the lab, from animal cell cultures. It is produced using tissue engineering techniques traditionally used in regenerative medicines.See the report
Energy | Materials
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10 Aug 2021
Solid-state batteries have higher energy density and are safer than liquid or polymer gel batteries. But they are also more expensive—at least so far.See the report
Structure of the ACE2 protein. Based on PyMOL rendering of PDB 1r42. Image from Wikipedia.
03 Aug 2021
ACE2 acts as a receptor for COVID-19. But ACE2 also plays a critical role in regulating many other processes in the body.See the report