Rob Coppinger

Rob Coppinger is a freelance science and engineering journalist. Originally a car industry production engineer, he jumped into journalism and has written about all sorts of technologies from fusion power to quantum computing and military drones. He lives in France.

Researchers Develop Graphene Inks for Wearable Electronics

Atom-thick sheets of carbon can be coated onto fabrics as inks to create batteries, avoiding the need for the toxic solvents that have been a barrier to the creation of wearable el


Autonomous Sensing Technology Collaboration Between Analog Devices and First Sensor

Analog Devices Inc (ADI) has announced a collaboration with German company First Sensor to develop autonomous sensing technology-related products to enable unmanned vehicles in the


Are Dark Trions The New Carrier of Quantum Information?

The first working Tungsten Diselenide based device that uses dark trions to transport data is to be built by researchers at the University of California Riverside.   Trion transmis


Ant-Sized Robots Powered by Piezoelectric Vibrations

Tiny robots that can jump and swim are the goal of researchers following the creation of a wirelessly powered walking machine only two millimetres long.  What are Micro-Bristle-Bot


First Memristor Based Computer Could Make AI Accessible to All

Smartphones that have the computational power to run artificial intelligence could be possible, the University of Michigan is claiming as it says it has created the first memristor


Components made from samarium monosulfide are more heat resilient

Micro cracking from heat induced material distortions which damages electronics could be diminished by using a compound that shrinks uniformly in all directions when heated. Heat d


Three-Dimensional Printing Comes to World of Mass Production

What is 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)? Additive manufacturing at volumes that are useful for mass production is the goal for a 3D printer that uses artificial intelligence a


Increased Bandwidth Rates for Wireless Data and Power Transfer

Predictive adaptive antenna tuning for inductive charging and data transfer could allow wireless bandwidth rates to increase. Inductive links such as radio-frequency identification


Safer lithium battery with semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode

Electric vehicles and wearable devices could benefit from a safer, higher capacity lithium battery which uses a semi-liquid anode in combination with a garnet-based solid ceramic e