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30 Aug 2016
Energy harvesting sensors at level crossings reaches next stage
Networks of tiny wireless sensors could not only improve safety at railway crossings but would also be much less costly to install and maintain, drawing their electrical power from track vibration.
26 Aug 2016
Taming lightning to work your pacemaker
For a million years, mankind has known about static electricity but only recently have we known how to make it power things.
25 Aug 2016
Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
Old batteries often wind up in landfills or incinerators, potentially harming the environment. And valuable materials remain locked inside. Now, a team of researchers is turning to naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries.
24 Aug 2016
Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
Engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.
23 Aug 2016
Plasma etching of biochar to reduce cost of energy storage devices
Researchers are using biochar, an inexpensive carbon-rich material and a new method of creating the porous surface needed to capture electricity to reduce the cost of supercapacitors.
22 Aug 2016
Hybrid system designed to harvest 'full spectrum' of solar energy
A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.
19 Aug 2016
Army grant for energy harvesting backpack
By using innovative technology designed by researchers, soldiers will soon have a lighter, more energy-efficient load to bear.
18 Aug 2016
Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis
Leo Motors Inc of Korea with the support of government officials of Henan, China, Leo Motors, Inc and Zhong Ji Well Parking System Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint venture company focused on battery production, electric boat business, and Connected Vehicle business based on Internet of Things platforms.
17 Aug 2016
Unmanned surface vehicle crosses an ocean on solar power alone
SeaCharger completes journey from California to Hawaii on sunlight alone.
17 Aug 2016
Guinness World Record for most efficient electric vehicle
After one year of preparation the TUfast Eco Team achieved their goal: "most efficient electric vehicle."