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27 Jan 2015
Self-powered intelligent keyboard
By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users.
26 Jan 2015
Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices
How the attractive physical features of zinc oxide materials could be more effectively used to tap into abundant mechanical energy sources to power micro devices.
23 Jan 2015
Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells
Stacking perovskites, a crystalline material, onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell, according to a new study.
22 Jan 2015
Chitosan bioelectrode sustains metabolic power to medical implants
Researchers in France have used compounds extracted from shrimp shells and gardenia fruits to extend the lifetime of medical implants attempting to run on bodily fluids.
20 Jan 2015
Concrete delivers solar energy
A research team recently developed a building material that simultaneously functions as a photovoltaic cell.
20 Jan 2015
Successful start of pilot project for energy self-sufficient air dome
Heliatek has successfully installed its solar film, HeliaFilm®, on a PVC-based membrane air dome in Berlin, Germany.
16 Jan 2015
Reflections from breakthrough marine energy trials
The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto's founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his experiences from the trials in this article.
15 Jan 2015
Maximum efficiency, minimum materials and complexity
A silicon-based thin-film solar cell with a supplementary organic layer can utilise infrared light as well.
14 Jan 2015
Clocking energy-transfer rates in quantum dots
Energy transfer in light-sensitive materials such as quantum dots is of interest for better solar cells, LEDs, and other devices.
12 Jan 2015
Electricity from water pipes
A system to harnesses excess pressure within water mains and use it to generate clean electric power.