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  • When Lux first introduced a framework and taxonomy for approaching the industrial internet of things (IIoT), the focus was on tools and understanding the various parts of the solution stack. The Lux “IIoT Toolbox” provided clients and readers with a structured view of how to turn data from industrial assets, people, and environments into actionable insights to do things […]

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  • This month’s iPhone X launch comes a full decade after the iPhone’s original debut and harkens back to its first release in 2007. Like the original, the X is priced much higher ($999 for 64GB and $1,149 for the 256 GB model) than the average phone available today; the first iPhone was originally priced at $399, while most phones at the […]

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  • Utility-scale solar systems are increasingly becoming competitive with conventional energy sources as tariffs continue to drop, largely as a result of sinking module costs. Under these market conditions, the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative – a support organization for the commercialization of solar technologies – announced it has reached its 2020 goal of an […]

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  • Singapore’s Changi airport recently announced that it will be implementing the use of AR-enabled Vuzix M300 smart glasses for its ground handling crew members. The cameras on the smart glasses scan a QR code on cargo and baggage containers and display relevant information such as weight, loading sequence, and allocated position within the aircraft. The smart glasses will also allow for […]

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  • In recent years, there has been rapid innovation in the development and processing of structural metals, particularly for high-performance alloys. Lux has covered high-end metals innovation extensively, much of which has been driven by advances in 3D printing, simulation and modeling software, materials informatics, and novel approaches to alloy design, such as high-entropy alloys. As […]

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  • Last month, Fitbit unveiled its new smart watch, the Fitbit Iconic. The company plans to utilize the device’s new blood oxygen saturation sensors (relative SpO2) for sleep apnea diagnosis. For Fitbit, the new functionality in the Iconic is a natural progression from its previous work; but from a broader perspective, Fitbit’s recent innovation represents yet another data […]

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  • While many venture-backed 3D printing companies approach fundraising with careful consideration towards overvaluation and future “down round” risks, two high profile 3D printing companies have taken these risks to a new level. Carbon and Desktop Metal have raised nine-figure funding rounds, ultimately attaining unicorn status (at least a $1 billion valuation for a private company), which helps sep...

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  • On September 30, 2017, the European Union’s sugar quota system will be abolished to allow greater market orientation among European sugar producers. The sugar quota system was established in 1968 to set a price floor, production limits, and import limits to insulate European sugar producers and end-users from price volatility on the global sugar market. With the abolishment […]

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  • Diabetes has long been an epidemic, but with increasing prevalence and rising cost, solving for the condition is now more pressing than ever. Patient empowerment and self-care have been deemed the keys to effective diabetes management, however gaps in education and ability exist. Developers—big and small—are buying into the self-care idea and are using digital […]

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  • Graphene, despite being hailed as a wonder material, has been slow to commericalize. Premature graphene scale-up by groups like Ningbo Morsh Technology and Angstron Materials led to an immense glut that has long outweighed demand. Lux emphasized graphene commercialization hurdles since 2012 and stressed that the materials-push, pursue-every-application approach many companies take is more likely t...

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  • Over the years, numerous analytical and empirical methods have been developed to prevent machine failure, reduce costs, and increase production capacity. In the present age, companies like M2M Data Corporation and Senseye started out by developing physical models of machines based on data collected from their customers’ facilities. The data consists of parameters such as pressure, speed of motors,...

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  • In Lux’s recent overviews of the landscape of carbon fiber recycling technology and of the outlook for carbon fiber in emerging rail and marine applications, we highlighted the need for scalable composite repair technology as a key limiting factor in future growth in continuous fiber composite adoption. Repair has also been a consistent concern for automotive carbon fiber. Minor cosmetic damage ca...

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  • We’re just beginning to get our heads around Artificial Intelligence, but the machines are already making their next move: creativity. While we still think of imagination as an innately human capability, advances in computing power are making arts as diverse as architecture, music, movies, and material design into easily-accessible, programmable spaces. In some areas, machines […]

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  • The dental industry requires easy and fast production of highly customized parts. As 3D printing is well-suited for fast production of customized parts, easy-to-use, highly accurate, and cost effective 3D printing solutions are becoming increasingly preferred over subtractive CNC milling-based methods. Combined hardware, materials, and software advancements are driving adoption, and the solutions ...

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  • In late 2015, intrepid emissions testing researchers sent shockwaves through the automotive world by catching Volkswagen in one of the biggest corporate scandals ever: Hidden software allowed its diesel engines to cheat on emissions testing. The repercussions are still being felt today, as more and more countries are turning against the technology. The common narrative is that this was a […]

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  • What do bananas, citrus, coffee, and cocoa have in common? A few things actually, all of these crops are huge contributors to the global agriculture, food, and beverage industries, they are primarily grown in developing countries, each crop faces impending threats of disease and environmental stress, and all of these crops could learn a few things […]

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  • Biometrics are gaining in popularity, from the standardization of fingerprint sensors in smartphones, to use of facial recognition in airports. While the hype today is in those two markets, there is still a lot of interest and activity in other spaces including the health sector. In the health sector, biometrics add new valuable use cases including improving identification of […]

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  • Telehealth regulation has become a trending topic since U.S. legislators introduced the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017, but internationally, governments are taking mixed positions on regulation. Telehealth has grown in the past decade into a global industry that extends care across borders, and is driving innovation in areas like triage and disease management. Yet despite its proliferation...

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  • Google Glass is back. Last week, X, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, announced a revival of its most embarrassing wearable mishap with a new focus on the enterprise market. In the past couple years, Google Glass Enterprise Edition (EE) has been silently tested in pilot programs with companies such as GE, DHL, Boeing, Volkswagen, and Sutter Health. After last week’s announcement of Glass EE,...

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  • Using our News Commentary feature (client registration required), Lux Research analysts have been tracking the energy storage space with unprecedented detail, covering more than 300 chosen individual developments during the past half year. These innovation-related events span from partnerships and investments to new research and new factories, and include information about the companies involved a...

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  • Advances in membrane technology provide one of the most promising areas in water and wastewater treatment today. While the brackish and seawater desalination market has seen a rapid uptake in membrane technology in the past, using membranes for treatment and advanced separations has now become more common across municipal and industrial markets. Membranes are passive elements that provide a barrie...

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  • Selective laser sintering is a powder bed printing technology that raster’s a laser over a bed of very fine plastic powder and sinters it to produce individual part layers. To see what this long-standing technology’s outlook is, our analysts have taken a comparative look at the SLS system provider and materials landscape. What you need […]

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  • Lux recently presented at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Although the event’s topics ranged from renewable chemicals and materials to biofuels to synthetic biology, three key themes emerged: Stagnation of the bio-based industry: During the opening plenary session, BIO announced that its event had been host to major product announcements in years past, and that […]

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