New conductive coating may unlock biometric and wearable technology
A team of researchers have developed a mechanically robust conductive coating that can maintain performance under heavy stretching and bending.
Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough
This article works through the issues facing the development of thermoelectric harvesting, including high power, modular thermoelectric technology and turnkey thermoelectric generators.
Strengthening 3D printed parts for real-world use
Researchers have discovered a way to make 3-D printed parts stronger and immediately useful in real-world applications.
Supercapacitor that can be charged by human body heat
This innovative supercapacitor allows charging to be completed using thermal energy in addition to the traditional electrical charging method for capacitors.
New autonomous unmanned surface vessels
To its manufacturer MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd in the UK, USV means controlled by satellite from anywhere on the planet. AutoNaut is the answer to the age-old challenge of affordable oceanic data gathering for science, commerce and military purposes. It creates new opportunities to meet unique mission requirements in a changing world.
Trapped electrons to blame for lack of battery efficiency
Research has the potential to create more efficient batteries by shedding light on the cause of one of their biggest problems -- a "traffic jam" of ions that slows down their charging and discharging process.
Sensors that could harvest clean energy from traffic on Texas roads
Researchers have been awarded a $1.32 million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation to design and develop a system to harvest energy created by the movement of vehicles along the state's roadways and convert it into low-cost renewable electric power.
Smart wearable translates sign language into English
A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don't know sign language.
Researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells
An interdisciplinary team has made a semiconductor crystal with a variable band gap.
Australian rugby team to develop sensors for jerseys
Scientists are working to develop polymer or plastic-based thermoelectric materials that can be applied as coatings to fabrics.
Researching the properties of piezoelectrics
A significant discovery in the area of power harvesting.
Deal to licence new supercapacitor invention
Florida State University and Tallahassee-based General Capacitor LLC have signed an agreement for the development of a new supercapacitor technology destined to play a major role in the world's future energy usage and storage needs.
New technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses
The ink is still drying on an agreement between Florida State University and Tallahassee-based General Capacitor LLC for the development of a new supercapacitor technology destined to play a major role in the world's future energy usage and storage needs.
New nanocatalyst improves fuel cell technology
Long hampered by high manufacturing costs and durability issues, fuel cell technology could overcome those obstacles and take a significant step towards mainstream adoption thanks to a finding by a Texas A&M University chemical engineering professor.
Rice researchers make graphene hybrid
Rice University researchers have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for materials scientists.
E coli sensors using silk
Researchers at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, have made electronic biosensors that identify bacteria in poultry plants.