Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight sun offers ideal conditions for perpetual flights.
Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research.
Recently, a team of researchers at the developed a "graphene ball," a unique battery material that enables a 45% increase in capacity, and five times faster charging speeds than standard lithium-ion batteries.
Analysts IDTechEx find that there are several indicators of dramatic change in the land, water and air vehicles increasingly made and operated by the same companies. The Chinese are clearer about this than most. This article explains this stance.
Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed.
Buildings of the future may come equipped with windows that can generate their own electricity, thanks to a finding of a team of researchers.