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11 Feb 2022

Flexible and Stretchy Supercapacitors Could Boost Battery Life for IoT

Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other Internet of Things devices could get a significant boost to their "battery" life thanks to new, environmentally friendly energy research.
2 Aug 2021

Simple Way to Desalinate Water Using Solar Energy

Engineers have developed a new desalination technology. The new technology will significantly reduce the cost of desalination and quadruple the volume of production, according to reports.
3 Jun 2021

Wave Energy Project in Brazil for Eco Wave Power

According to a study, Brazil has an estimated wave energy potential of 91.8 GW, considering the 7,491 km of the Brazilian coast. The study points out that the conversion of just one fifth of this potential would be enough to supply around 35% of the country's electricity demand. Another study, from, calculates that only the Northeast region, where Port of Pecém is located, would have an estimated ocean energy potential of 22 GW.
24 Dec 2020

A Method to Improve Performance of Methanol Fuel Cells

Fuel cells based on methanol oxidation have a huge potential in the motor and technical industries. To increase their energy performance, scientists suggest using electrodes made of thin palladium-based metallic glass films.
3 Nov 2020

Soil-Powered Fuel Cell Promises Cheap, Sustainable Water Purification

Engineers have shown that it's possible to capture and use energy created by the natural reactions occurring in microorganisms within soil.
3 Oct 2018

AI finds complaints in social networks

"Cannot get asleep all night", "a little giddy" and other complaints in social networks can now be translated into formal medical terms, such as insomnia or vertigo. The task of comparing syndromes mentioned by patients and specific medical terms is called the normalization of medical concepts.
2 Nov 2015

Biodegradable displays for electronics

Researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays.
23 Sep 2015

Method for scaling up production of thin electronic material

Sheets of graphene and other materials that are virtually two-dimensional hold great promise for electronic, optical, and other high-tech applications. But the biggest limitation in unleashing this potential has been figuring out how to make these materials in the form of anything larger than tiny flakes.