Spotlight on upconversion nanoparticles: finding the right chemistry to make life science applications “click”
Biomedical imaging and diagnostic platforms increasingly demand stable detection reagents and quantifiable signal output. Upconversion nanoparticles fit the bill and, in the hands of Wenshu Xu and Verity Jackson, allow for multiplex biomarker detection.
IoT Security: In today’s world, military-grade all-round?
From temperature sensors and connected toasters to security cameras and smart cars, it's easy to assume that the correct level of security for IoT devices is the highest level of security, but this isn't necessarily the case, says Brendan Ronayne.
Towards a technology platform for future enterprise drones: Easing drone product managers’ woes
With Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations just over the horizon, future enterprise drones could vastly improve industrial productivity. But to offer products with the right capabilities, drone manufacturers must guide the development of a common underlying technology platform for their target market segments, says Vidhya Sridhar.
How can satellite operators invest to differentiate themselves in an open 5G world?
The satellite and telecoms industries have committed to the future convergence of terrestrial and non-terrestrial telecommunications networks. A world of global hybrid connectivity based on 5G standards is coming into sight, and so is a new industry ecosystem.
Complex generics pharmaceutical devices: scaling the barriers to entry
Many generics companies have experienced the challenges of getting a “complex generic” to market firsthand. But, argues David Cottenden, there are device strategies to stack the odds in your favour…
Robots as domestic servants? And what Bill Gates missed in betting on domestic robotics a decade ago
The revolution in domestic robotics did not happen as Bill Gates predicted. But a decade of progress means that we can ask what vision for domestic robotics could eventually satisfy the cost, performance and safety requirements of the consumer.
Imaging by the numbers: quantitative imaging for digital pathology
Pathology is going digital and novel quantitative imaging approaches will take diagnostic power to the next level while creating opportunities for automation in the multi-billion tissue diagnostics industry. Alexander Carr reviews steps towards quantification in 2019.
Keeping the cost down: can urban air quality monitors and 5G communications providers cooperate?
Finding sites for new infrastructure in a city is difficult and expensive. This is particularly true when there are tight restrictions on where equipment can be located in order to function.
Swarming service robots? How human-multi-robot collaborative teams will tackle real-world problems
What innovations can increase the adoption of robotics more widely in the commercial sector? Rather than focus on complexity to enable such robots to operate in challenging environments, Simon Shakespeare makes the case for less sophisticated but more specialised robots working in collaborative teams.
Satellite operators can improve return on assets with IoT
Faced with dwindling Returns on Assets, satellite operators will increasingly look towards Internet of Things (IoT) as a potential remedy to the growing problem of broadband overcapacity.