1 Oct 2010
Energy harvesting and wireless sensors ready for prime time
Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy into electricity to drive small or mobile electronic and electrical devices. Wireless sensors are particularly in need of energy harvesting because they are increasingly deployed in numbers and locations where hard wiring or battery changing are impracticable. We are at an exciting stage with both because harvesting is becoming better and electronics is demanding less power -so they meet in the middle.
19 Nov 2009
Asphalt a potential source of power
Professor Rajib Mallick and Michael Hulen, president of Novotech Inc are developing a method to turn heat from asphalt and other paving materials into usable power.