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Solar floating airport with smart city

Solar floating airport with smart city

Dec 9, 2016 United Kingdom
Dick Wallis, CEO of Positioning Systems in the UK has sent IDTechEx a visionary proposal for a new combined airport, smart city and green electricity supply in Wales in the UK.
Diamond-age of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

Diamond-age of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

Dec 8, 2016 United Kingdom
New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current.
Soft contact lenses inspire alternative to battery power storage

Soft contact lenses inspire alternative to battery power storage

Dec 8, 2016 United Kingdom
Ground-breaking research has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
Technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells

Technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells

Dec 7, 2016 United States
Researchers have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased efficiency.
Dielectric capacitor to beat batteries?

Dielectric capacitor to beat batteries?

Dec 7, 2016 United Kingdom, Worldwide
The term supercapacitor means the same as ultracapacitor. It is traditionally limited to electrostatic devices that are based on an electrochemical double layer much thinner and of wider area than the dielectric that is the basis of all other capacitors.
Inside Levi's Stadium: where entertainment meets technology

Inside Levi's Stadium: where entertainment meets technology

Dec 6, 2016 1 United States
While in Santa Clara for the IDTechEx Show, technology analyst Dr David Pugh met with staff at Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The 68,500 capacity stadium was opened in 2014 and is one of the most technologically enabled entertainment venues in the world.
Solar powered plane to reach the edge of space

Solar powered plane to reach the edge of space

Dec 6, 2016 United States
he SolarStratos Mission began in 2014 and is the brainchild of Raphaël Domjan, eco- adventurer. He will be flying to an altitude of over 80,000 feet on board the first two-seater solar aircraft, and is already preparing for his stratospheric flight.
Creating new physical properties in materials

Creating new physical properties in materials

Dec 5, 2016 Germany
This work shows that new physical properties can be created artificially, reporting the piezoelectric effect in the artificially designed new phase of SrTiO3, a material that is not piezoelectric under normal conditions.
TwinTorq Electric-Hydraulic Engine extends range by 45% for EV Buses

TwinTorq Electric-Hydraulic Engine extends range by 45% for EV Buses

Dec 2, 2016
Video Interview with KersTech at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, USA (November 16-17 2016)
Cars reinvented: huge new opportunities and dangers

Cars reinvented: huge new opportunities and dangers

Dec 2, 2016 1 Worldwide
The new IDTechEx report, Electric Car Technology and Forecasts 2017-2027 finds that the biggest change in cars for one hundred years is now starting. It is driven by totally new requirements and capabilities.
New technology aims to make photovoltaic cells 70% more effective

New technology aims to make photovoltaic cells 70% more effective

Dec 2, 2016 Israel
Researchers have developed a technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent.
Next generation solid state cooling/heating

Next generation solid state cooling/heating

Dec 1, 2016
Video Interview with Novus Energy Technologies at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, USA (November 16-17 2016)
New thermoelectric material with high power factor

New thermoelectric material with high power factor

Dec 1, 2016 United States
Researchers reported that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat - from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes - into electricity.