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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
Volvo Trucks VNR Electric configurations battery all-electric North America

Volvo debuts second-gen all-electric truck

In keeping with the green energy transition trend, Volvo Trucks Jan. 14 announced the launch of its next iteration Volvo VNR Electric – one of six all-electric heavy truck models offered by the... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
3D print OLED University Minnesota Twin Cities UNM organic light-emitting diodes

University 3D prints first flexible OLED

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode display, a discovery that... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Ericsson HERE Technologies 5G mapping Industry 4.0 partner ecosystem network

Ericsson mine mapping partner is HERE

Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson, one of the first and leading providers of 5G, and HERE Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform,... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
DESY nanoparticles hydrogen fuel chocolate palladium iridium graphene container

DESY nano-chocolates that store hydrogen

Announced just before the end of 2021, a team led by the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron or DESY research center, laid the foundation for an alternative method of storing hydrogen gas using... — Updated 1/14/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
James Webb Space Telescope JWST NASA rocket launch Christmas Hubble mirror

Reflecting on the Webb telescope mirrors

Although delayed by a few extra days, a historic event occurred this Christmas with the launch of what is set to become mankind's most powerful "eye" into the unknown, the James Webb Space... — Updated 1/14/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
Porsche electric vehicle EV Guinness World Records Eagle Mine Pikes Peak Taycan

Porsche EV makes record American climb

From the 1,774 feet below sea level depths of a Michigan mine to the 14,115-foot-high summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, television producer J.F. Musial and his team broke a Guinness World Record... — Updated 1/14/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
MIT Massachusetts Institute Technology REE separation rare earth elements method

MIT creates groundbreaking REE separation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have devised a unique method to help curb the looming shortages of critical minerals and metals by making it easier to separate them from ore and... — Updated 1/11/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Waterloo Ontario University antimicrobial virucidal SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

Nano copper takes the fight to coronavirus

In further investigation into the natural antimicrobial properties of copper, researchers at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, have discovered that using a thin-film coating of copper or... — Updated 1/11/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
fiber wire battery fabric Massachusetts Institute Technology MIT woven washable

MIT makes longest lithium battery fiber

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that can be woven into fabrics and even washed. This latest... — Updated 1/11/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Paragraf Queen Mary University London graphene ITO indium-tin oxide OLED

Potential ITO replacement with graphene

Researchers from Paragraf Limited and Queen Mary University of London have demonstrated the successful fabrication of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) that uses a single layer of graphene... — Updated 1/11/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
multi metal 3d printing additive manufacturing NUST MISiS laboratory

Researchers develop multimetal 3D printer

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (NUST MISiS) Catalysis Lab have discovered how to print 3D products from metals of different... — Updated 12/28/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
GoldSpot Discoveries DigiGeoData DigiGeoMaps DigiGeoAtlas mapping AI Hot Play

GoldSpot adds tech mapmaker DigiGeoData

Artificial intelligence company GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. Dec. 16 announced the acquisition of DigiGeoData Inc. to bolster its digital science and AI mineral discovery capabilities with mapping... — Updated 12/28/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
BMW electric vehicle EV milestone expanding charging network

BMW delivers 1 millionth electric vehicle

Upon exceeding 500,000 electric vehicles – including battery EVs and hybrids – in 2019, BMW Group announced plans to surpass 1 million electrified vehicles within two years. Fast forward,... — Updated 12/21/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
University of Sydney Wifi wireless technology underground mining long range

Australia reinvents wireless fidelity systems

Researchers at the University of Sydney have been working toward a new method of telecommunications with a safe and cost-effective technology that could be a wireless internet game-changer for con... — Updated 12/21/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
University of Queensland Australia graphene aluminum ion rechargeable battery

GMG pilots graphene aluminum batteries

Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. Dec. 9 announced that the pilot production and testing plant for its graphene aluminum-ion batteries is now operational and the first coin cells of these... — Updated 12/14/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
GE Hitachi small modular reactor SMR nuclear power plant

GE Hitachi to bring clean energy to Canada

Selected as the technology partner for the Darlington nuclear project, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy will work with Ontario Power Generation to deploy a BWRX-300 small modular reactor at the... — Updated 12/14/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
purest gallium arsenide electrons Princeton University physics quantum mechanics

Nature of electrons revealed with chip

Princeton University researchers have created the world's purest sample of gallium arsenide, a semiconductor used in devices that power cell phones and satellites. From a square no larger than... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Hyundai Motor Group SEVEN concept electric vehicle SUEV IONIQ LA Convention

Hyundai reveals super luxury SUEV concept

Hyundai Motors Group announced today the reveal of SEVEN, its newest sport utility electric vehicle concept at AutoMobility LA. Along with other products such as the IONIQ 5 and the XCIENT fuel... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Nissan Motors Ambition 2030 roadmap solid state battery EV electric vehicles

Nissan unveils an electrified future vision

Joining the trend of world-class automakers reshaping their entire focus on a zero-carbon future, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has unveiled Nissan Ambition 2030, a vision for delivering exciting... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Sandvik acquires mine planning software company for rock solutions

Sandvik adds Deswik software expertise

Multinational engineering company Sandvik AB Dec. 2 signed an agreement to acquire Australia-based Deswik Mining Consultants (Australia) Pty Ltd., a leading software company that will add to... — Updated 12/7/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
SPEE3D 3D metal printer additive manufacturing Australia army M113 WarpSPEE3D

Australian Army 3D prints parts in the bush

Whether on the frontlines of a battle or on a humanitarian mission in some remote corner of Earth, military vehicles are usually far from a parts depot when they are needed most. This is why the... — Updated 11/30/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Ericsson Yahsat Al Yah Satellite Communications Company Industry 4.0 5G networks

Ericsson partners with satellite provider

Swedish telecom company Ericsson Nov. 25 announced a global agreement with Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates' flagship satellite solutions provider, to deliver private network, data, and internet... — Updated 11/26/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Northvolt Revolt lithium battery recycling hydrometallurgical Europe waste

Northvolt produces first recycled battery

European battery supplier Northvolt Nov. 12 announced that its recycling program, Revolt, has produced its first lithium-ion battery cell featuring a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode entirely from... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
gallium soft robot T-1000 Terminator China programmable shapeshifting metal

Rise of the liquid gallium smart robots

Skynet's liquid metal T-1000 robot seemed fantastical when the Terminator 2: Judgement Day movie was released in 1991. Fast forward 30 years, however, and researchers at the Chinese Academy of... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
3D metal printing ExOne additive manufacturing mint coinage silver Slovakia

ExOne enables precious metals 3D minting

The Pressburg Mint has bought two of ExOne's latest 3D metal printers for precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, putting a modern stamp on the centuries of coin-making in Bratislava,... — Updated 11/16/2021 Full story

 

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