Researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation
Researchers are one step closer to wirelessly powering the world using triboelectricity, a green energy source.
Product packaging that can power itself
Smart technology deserves smart packaging and a professor and an alumnus are combining forces to develop packaging so smart it can energize itself.
Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device
The device is designed to take mechanical motion — like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand — and transform it into electricity, which can then power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators, among other things.
Turning human waste into plastic
Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide into chemicals to make a new one.
Defect-engineered graphene improves supercapacitors
Making clean energy a large-scale reality entails the integration of renewable energy generation technologies such as solar cells with energy storage devices.
Bite counter new aid in tackling obesity
The Bite Counter device is worn like a watch and tracks wrist motion during eating.
20-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles
A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system has achieved 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.
New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants
A team of researchers has developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how gaseous fuel is turned into liquid fuel and help power plants burn coal and natural gas more efficiently.
2015 FLEXTECH Conference
March 5, 2015 - San Jose, Calif. - 2015FLEX, the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition, successfully revealed the market pull for flexible electronics through keynote plenaries and focused technical sessions, while exhibits on the show floor attracted numerous end users. Held on February 23-26, 2015 - and for the first time at the Monterey, Calif. Conference Center - 580+ registrants saw first-hand demonstrations of end products, as well as new manufacturing tools and materials. The Flex Conference is sponsored annually by FlexTech Alliance.
FlexTech Alliance announces 3 new development agreements
FlexTech Alliance has announced the awarding of several development agreements in the field of flexible, printed electronics.
90% of heavy industrial EVs using regenerative braking by 2024
Energy harvesting is increasingly used in the tiniest electronic components right up to multiple KW lift and swingarm braking on huge construction vehicles where 1.5 KW thermoelectric harvesting is planned next. However, electrodynamics and photovoltaics are most popular so far, increasingly in combination, and application in vehicles is of increasing importance.
Researchers develop novel technique to convert thermoelectric material
The current US energy economy and environment are increasingly threatened by fast-dwindling domestic reserves of fossil fuel coupled with severe environmental impact of fossil fuel combustion.