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Electricity Producing Drones

Electricity Producing Drones

Apr 11, 2017
They call it Airborne Wind Energy (AWE). It started with kites flying higher than a conventional wind turbine to create electricity from the familiar figure of eight trajectory where winds are much stronger and more consistent than those tapped by conventional wind turbines on land or even offshore.
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold

Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold

Apr 11, 2017 United States
Thanks to the discovery of a new material, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours.
Gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Apr 10, 2017 United States
Scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries, one of the most promising areas of energy research today.
New approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries

New approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries

Apr 10, 2017 United States
Research promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries.
Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential

Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential

Apr 7, 2017
Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.
Power from intermittent, gusty wind

Power from intermittent, gusty wind

Apr 7, 2017 United States
It is interesting to me that no one, anywhere in the world, is currently using intermittent, gusty winds for any purpose whatsoever.
A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world

A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world

Apr 6, 2017 1 United States
The artificial leaf is a device that, when exposed to sunlight, mimics a natural leaf by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Europe's Most Important Event on Emerging Technologies

Europe's Most Important Event on Emerging Technologies

Apr 5, 2017
The IDTechEx Show! takes place on 10 & 11 May in Berlin, hosting over 200 exhibitors and over 3,000 attendees.
48V mild hybrid: Greater ambitions now

48V mild hybrid: Greater ambitions now

Apr 5, 2017
IDTechEx are at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference in Sindlefingen, Germany where 48V mild hybrids are rightly a strong focus.
Bio-inspired energy storage

Bio-inspired energy storage

Apr 5, 2017 Australia
Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.
Solid-state electrolytes and the quest for a safer battery

Solid-state electrolytes and the quest for a safer battery

Apr 4, 2017
2016 was the year of Li-ion batteries' silver jubilee, a coming of age that has not been hassle-free, as Samsung's Firegate showed us. This year might mark the first significant switch to new materials in the electrolyte compartment, with both large and small companies trying to bring inorganic and polymer electrolytes to commercial fruition.
IDTechEx Recruits Event VP Expanding Presence in North America

IDTechEx Recruits Event VP Expanding Presence in North America

Apr 3, 2017
IDTechEx, the analyst and events firm covering emerging technologies, announces the expansion of its North American office with the hiring of Mary Ellen Guerrlich as VP Business Development, Events.
A world without batteries

A world without batteries

Apr 3, 2017 1
Can we do the unthinkable and abandon batteries?
Air could be the world's next battery

Air could be the world's next battery

Apr 3, 2017 Worldwide, Norway
Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy cannot be used immediately when it is generated, it needs to be stored until it is needed.