It may seem as though 2019 is a year that just started afresh, but let me remind take out time to remind you that we are already in the second half of the year.

Tech enthusiasts are not sleeping; hence there are already so many tech innovations in this year. We have put together some of the greatest tech innovations that have been seen so far in the year 2019.

Widely universal, non-invasive, early-stage cancer diagnostic

Researchers at Queen’s University have developed an early-stage cancer diagnostic that functions by identifying highly correlated regions of DNA methylation in the blood. The methylation is usually a sign of high rates of DNA mutation. It achieves this making use of Next Generation Sequencing specialized to the methylation signatures of a variety of tumor stages and types.

Renewable and biodegradable plastic

A better alternative to petroleum-driven plastics has been created. It is eco-friendly and is also a high-strength form of bio-plastic, basically made from lignin. It was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota. Since lignin is one of the most abundant biopolymers on earth and also exhibits comparable and superior properties to polystyrene and acrylic, it is indeed a great alternative.

2019 Tech Innovation GP (1)

High-resolution tactile sensing for precise robotics

Robotics has evolved a lot in recent times. The evolution of robotic vacuum cleaners proves this. You can fill yourself in on the advancement in robotic vacuum cleaners by reading up the comparison of Roomba i7+ versus the latest Ozmo. Robotics is getting better as this integrated sensor system and associated learning algorithm gives robotic grippers high-resolution has been developed by researchers from Columbia University. It is an adaptive tactile sensor, used across arbitrarily-shaped surfaces by combining electrodes of a continuous array within a flexible, piezoresistive polymer.

A DNA amplification system

A DNA amplification system that checks for the cons of PCR, as well as clone generation for sequencing nucleic acids, alongside a new method to make nucleic acids static, which gives a keen identification of nucleic acids for forensic and diagnostic applications, has been developed by researchers at the Ohio State University.

2019 Tech Innovation GP (2)

Process for Spinning semiconductors into yarns

A scalable manufacturing process which drives RFID (radio-frequency identification) semi-conductor chips into textile yarns has been developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent University. The RFID (radio-frequency identification) semiconductor chips can thus be directly imputed into fabrics for a better and robust ID tagging.

2019 Tech Innovation GP (3)

High-Efficiency Antenna that uses white space frequencies

A high-efficiency antenna which is compact and also makes use of the white space frequency spectrum to give a sure and efficient way for cross-device, short-range communication in rural, remote and temporary locations has been developed by researchers in the Queen Mary University of London.

A fire retardant aerogel

Researchers from the Northeastern University have developed a thermally insulating, ultra-lightweight, Nano-cellulose aerogel which is fire retardant has been built for energy optimization as well as safety in the transportation, construction, and aerospace industries.

New leads to counter AMR superbugs

Researchers from Monash University have developed a number of proprietary polymixin analogues detected to be able to counter gram-negative ‘superbugs’, with the lead candidate showcasing superior in vivo efficacy and safety.

An Algorithm that serves as the faster alternative to the Fourier transform

The University of Sheffield researchers have developed an algorithm that notices changes in the structure as well as the number of waves underlying from a signal which has been rearranged from its original build to eliminate background noise in gravitational wave detectors. Its use is for applications in micro-generator synchronization, turbine performance monitoring, as well as mobile/satellite communications.

Wearable glucose monitor which is non-invasive

Dublin City University researchers have designed a new family of materials which showcase a transformation in optical properties in the presence of sugars, for real-time, continuous detection of glucose. This was done while still having several applications in the wearable and biomedical technology fields.