VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a thin, flexible and plastic-free heater to help in lowering the energy consumption at homes and offices, and also to achieve individual comfort temperatures. When attached to seats, walls or floors, heaters can in the future identify their users and immediately generate heat to the individual temperature preferences of the occupants. Hot Delivery Company is piloting use of these heaters in food delivery bags.
Identiv, Inc. (Fremont, California), a global leader in digital security and identification in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its expanded partnership with collectID to enable product authentication, verification, and a connected consumer experience to collectible football jerseys via embeddable near field communication (NFC) life-of-garment tags.
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customised printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.