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19 Dec 2013
Energy harvesting technology reduces number of open heart surgeries
Researchers hope technology that turns vibrations into energy will reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for people with pacemakers.
18 Dec 2013
Solar sails to power CubeSats for space exploration
Two tiny, cube-shaped research satellites hitched a ride to Earth orbit to validate new hardware and software technologies for future NASA Earth-observing instruments.
17 Dec 2013
Potential use of graphene in solar cells, thermoelectric devices
Researchers have been very interested in graphene, graphene oxide, and other two-dimensional materials for possible use in solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and water filtration, among a number of other applications.
16 Dec 2013
Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies
A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems has been launched.
13 Dec 2013
Squeezing transistors saves energy
Leakage current can be radically reduced by "squeezing" the transistor with a piezoelectric material.
12 Dec 2013
Liquid versus Solid State DSSCs: A game changing breakthrough?
Perovskite based DSSCs have the potential to compete with first and second generation solar technologies in terms of performance, and are expected to reach even higher efficiency levels very quickly.
12 Dec 2013
Fingers produce electricity with new nanogenerator
A research team has developed has developed the biotemplated design of a flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting nano generator.
11 Dec 2013
Novel biological sources for battery materials
The squirmy marine cuttlefish may be the next best source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices.
11 Dec 2013
EnOcean Alliance grows to 350 members with industry leader LIXIL
The EnOcean Alliance continues its growth path and welcomes LIXIL Corporation as its 350th member.
10 Dec 2013
Triboelectric generators capture wasted power
Researchers are developing a family of power generators that take advantage of the triboelectric effect to produce small amounts of electricity for portable devices and sensors.