Looking into the future, startups such as Otosense, 3DSignals, Predikto, and Mtell are using machine learning algorithms to look for patterns in machine data and associate them with specific machine defects.
Data shows clean energy innovation has fallen off a cliff – but a few bright spots for growth are emerging
The world looks to be underway towards a significant energy transition, as it shifts towards more renewables and a sophisticated digitized grid.
1st half of 2017 in energy storage in review: Meta-analysis of more than 300 news events across the industry
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Next-gen Li-ion might launch electric aviation
The fossil fuels that enabled the jet age due to their considerable energy density may soon be yielding to electric aircraft for the same reason.
Micro-hybrids, not electric vehicles or fuel cells, will drive auto efficiency in 2025
Auto manufacturers will need to meet aggressive fuel efficiency targets over the next decade – 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in the U.S. and Europe’s 95 grams of carbon dioxide emission per kilometer.
Coatings are getting smarter, says Lux Research
While coatings today provide protection and other static functionality, a new generation of technologies is making them “smart” – able to change in response to their environment. There’s significant potential for this capability to impact industries from military and aerospace to wind energy, according to Lux Research. “Smart coatings are coming and will open the…
Carbon-fiber composites to more than double to $36 billion in 2020
This article comes from Lux Research. As innovative technologies lower carbon-fiber costs, the global market for carbon fiber reinforced plastics, or CFRPs, will more than double to $36 billion in 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13% from $14.6 billion in 2012, according to a Lux Research report. Polyolefin-precursor carbon fiber, combined…
Research group releases top 10 companies for Q3 2012
Potentially disruptive technologies for efficient grid storage, low-cost solar, drug delivery, cheaper LEDs, and novel graphene materials highlight Lux Research’s Q3 list. Technology research firm Lux Research profiled 370 companies across 15 different emerging technology domains in the third quarter of 2012 as part of its ongoing Intelligence services. Drawing on the domain expertise of…
Wind surpasses aerospace as top user of advanced composites
Wind energy, powered by stringent renewable energy standards and larger installations offshore, will overtake aerospace as the largest user of advanced composite materials. The overall market for advanced composites – based on carbon fibers, carbon nanotubes, and graphene – more than triples to $25.8 billion by 2020, according to a research report. The use…