17 Feb 2020
High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good
In energy harvesting in general, there is 100 times the market potential in high power rather than low power. In this article IDTechEx explores this opportunity.
28 Jan 2020
Recycled Plastics Transformed into 3D Printing Materials
A new research project aims to recycle plastic waste into a standardized filament product for the 3D printing industry.
31 Dec 2019
Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells
In contrast to optogenetics, which uses light to selectively control neurons by genetically modifying them, scientists have introduced a non-genetic, light-mediated method that can locally stimulate cells electrically.
19 Aug 2019
Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand
In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050.
12 Jul 2019
Worldwide solar energy model
Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know about the performance of photovoltaic systems at local, regional and global levels. Danish researchers have just set up an historically accurate model, and all the data has been made available for anyone who wants to use it.
26 May 2017
Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry
Agriculture is one of the world's least digitized major industries. This is however all about to change. Indeed, data acquisition and analytics companies are already a hot topic, and as such are subject to growing capital investments. This trend is captured in the figure below.
23 Mar 2017
Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting:innovation aimed at commercialization
Thermoelectric energy harvester technology developers have had their hands full: they have identified multiple applications from industrial, to automotive, to portable/wearable devices, and are looking to find the perfect balance between power output, operational temperature, cost at volume production, some of the most important considerations when looking to develop a thermoelectric energy harvester.
17 Aug 2015
Study explores nanoscale structure of thin films
The world's newest and brightest synchrotron light source has produced one of the first publications resulting from work done during the facility's science commissioning phase.
1 Nov 2012
Bacteria that function as living electric cables
Scientists from Aarhus University have discovered bacteria that function as living electrical cables. Each of the centimetre-long 'cable bacteria' contains a bundle of insulated wires leading an electric current from one end to the other.