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Protein produced with electricity

Protein produced with electricity

Aug 2, 2017 Finland
The protein can be produced anywhere renewable energy, such as solar energy, is available.
Transparent, flexible solar cells

Transparent, flexible solar cells

Aug 2, 2017 United States
Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us — on windows and walls, cell phones, laptops, and more.
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Electric buses: strong basis for forecasting ongoing boom

Electric buses: strong basis for forecasting ongoing boom

Aug 1, 2017
In this article Dr Peter Harrop examines the ongoing growth of the electric bus market.
Powering devices through blinking

Powering devices through blinking

Aug 1, 2017 United States
A human-machine interface - a communication channel between a human and an external device - is one way to turn a virtual thought into realistic action.
Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

Jul 31, 2017
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop gives his view on the recent announcement from the UK National Grid that peak impact of electric cars in the UK will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants.
Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

Jul 31, 2017 China
Researchers have developed an energy harvesting bracelet that harvests biomechanical energy from the wearer's wrist movements.
Be your own battery

Be your own battery

Jul 28, 2017 United States
Researchers are developing a revolutionary technology that will allow people to act as their own "power source" by wearing clothing such as "smart" shirts and shoes that harvest and store electricity.
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul 27, 2017 United States
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting down.
£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

Jul 27, 2017 United Kingdom
The launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.
$30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy

$30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy

Jul 26, 2017 Switzerland, United Kingdom
ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy.
New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

Jul 26, 2017 Korea
A recent study finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.
Bouncing gel balls for energy and robotics

Bouncing gel balls for energy and robotics

Jul 26, 2017 Netherlands
Water droplets float in a hot pan because of the so-called Leidenfrost effect. Physicists have discovered a variation: the so-called Elastic Leidenfrost effect.
Worlds first autonomous, staffless, mobile store

Worlds first autonomous, staffless, mobile store

Jul 26, 2017 China
The Moby Mart is an autonomous, staffless, mobile store, turning every parking space in the world into a potential new 24-hour store. Moby Mart are currently working with tech to make the Moby self-driving.
Upconverted light has a bright future

Upconverted light has a bright future

Jul 25, 2017 United States
A professor's method to "upconvert" light could make solar cells more efficient and disease-targeting nanoparticles more effective.