20 Mar 2013
Researchers hope to reap benefits of energy harvesting
University of Texas at Dallas researchers and their colleagues at other institutions are investigating ways to harvest energy from such diverse sources as mechanical vibrations, wasted heat, radio waves, light and even movements of the human body.
21 Feb 2011
Paper electronics ready for prime time
The term paper electronics refers to electronic and electric circuits printed onto paper - increasingly both at the same time. Paper electronics has its origins in the screen printing of electrodes onto battery separators for cylindrical batteries and it has been used for conductors and sensors in such things as T-Ink toys and novelties.
9 Dec 2010
New revelations at future of electric vehicles San Jose
The inaugural IDTechEx electric vehicle event in San Diego California was a great success and it will now be repeated annually in three continents.
30 Nov 2010
PST Sensors spin-out launched from Cape Town
PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town, initially headed up by Margit Harting and David Britton, to commercialise their printed silicon technology.
22 Nov 2010
Control system for electric aircraft
Bye Energy an integrator of alternative energy technologies is poised to provide the aviation community with a safe, economical, efficient, and quiet, low-emission "green" aircraft propulsion alternative to the internal combustion engine through an electric hybrid propulsion system (EHPS).
8 Nov 2010
Reducing EV weight
The race is on to reduce EV weight with a ground up reappraisal of every structural material and every component and subsystem.
4 Nov 2010
Heavy duty electric land vehicles
There are about 250 manufacturers of heavy industrial vehicles worldwide but most do not make EVs. Between them they will make about 700,000 of these vehicles in 2010.
3 Nov 2010
Wireless electric vehicles
At the unique IDTechEx event, "Future of Electric Vehicles" in San Jose USA December 7-8, these "sea changes" will be tracked by the experts involved in land, air and, yes, seagoing electric vehicles.
18 Oct 2010
Honda ranked greenest among automakers
Honda has been named America's "Greenest Automaker" for the fifth consecutive time by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The award is earned by the company with the lowest combined score of its smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions (primarily CO2) in its U.S. automobile fleet.
18 Oct 2010
Hyundai Heavy to build Korea's largest solar cell factory
Hyundai Heavy teams up with France's Saint-Gobain to build Korea's largest thin-film solar cell factory. Hyundai Heavy held a signing ceremony for the construction contract on October 8 in Paris. The ceremony was attended by Hyundai Heavy Chairman & CEO Min Keh-sik and Saint-Gobain Chairman Pierre-Andre de Chalendar.
18 Oct 2010
Printed electronics killer applications
Printed and partly printed electronics and electrics are not being applied to very expensive things or electronic things first. It is more about modernising printing more than it is about modernising electronics.
6 Oct 2010
New electric planes take off
It seems back to front but the unmanned pure electric aircraft have often been huge, including the AeroVironment and Aurora Flight Sciences vehicles that cruise to upper atmosphere on solar energy carrying out surveillance.
5 Oct 2010
Many ways to harvest energy from shock absorbers
In the new age of the electric vehicle, almost everything has to be rethought.
3 Sep 2010
The exit from China
2010 is turning out to be the year of the great exodus from China.
16 Aug 2010
The future of electric aircraft
It can only fly for 15 minutes but it is a breakthrough all the same. Improved batteries have finally made a manned electric helicopter a reality.
16 Aug 2010
New way to make energy harvesting nanowires
Researchers Florian Mumm and Pawel Sikorski at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim think the shimmering sea mouse may hold a key to a new way of creating nanoscale electronics.
12 Aug 2010
Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances
In the past, too much use of RFID has involved sensing items and conveyances only when they pass very near to the occasional interrogator. Heroic assumptions are then made about what happened in between. Was it destroyed, perhaps by overheating? Is it still there? Is it intact?