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Overcoming key challenge in using light for wireless communications

Overcoming key challenge in using light for wireless communications

Jul 26, 2016 United States
In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling through the air.
Solar Impulse takes off on final leg of round the world solar flight

Solar Impulse takes off on final leg of round the world solar flight

Jul 25, 2016 Egypt
10 days after André Borschberg's arrival in Cairo following the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, Bertrand Piccard took off with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for the final leg of the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight - a pioneering endeavor considered impossible by many when initiated 15 years ago.
Discovery could dramatically boost perovskite efficiency

Discovery could dramatically boost perovskite efficiency

Jul 25, 2016 United States
Scientists have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material.
Saltwater battery added to PV deployment

Saltwater battery added to PV deployment

Jul 22, 2016 Kenya
Aquion Energy Inc and SolarAfrica have announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, which is a hub for wildlife research and a world-class ecotourism destination in Kenya, East Africa
Breakthrough in powering wireless sensors

Breakthrough in powering wireless sensors

Jul 21, 2016 Australia
Researchers are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors used in industries including health and agriculture.
Webinar Tuesday 2 August - Supercapacitors Technology Development

Webinar Tuesday 2 August - Supercapacitors Technology Development

Jul 21, 2016
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 2 August 2016 titled Supercapacitors Technology Development and Market Adoption 2016-2026
A battery inspired by vitamins

A battery inspired by vitamins

Jul 20, 2016 United States
Researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources.
New light harvesting potentials

New light harvesting potentials

Jul 19, 2016 Australia
Researchers have discovered significant new potentials for light harvesting through narrowing the bandgap of titania and graphene quantum dots.
Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered windfarm

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered windfarm

Jul 18, 2016 United Kingdom
A team of scientists has shown how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic 'windfarms'.
New way to turn electricity into light, using graphene

New way to turn electricity into light, using graphene

Jul 18, 2016 United States
This entirely new way of converting electricity into visible radiation is highly controllable, fast, and efficient, the researchers say, and could lead to a wide variety of new applications.
EMD Show Award Winning IoT Node Technology at the IDTechEx Show!

EMD Show Award Winning IoT Node Technology at the IDTechEx Show!

Jul 15, 2016
Video interview with EMD at the IDTechEx Show! (Berlin, Germany | 27-28 April, 2016).
Self-cleaning solar

Self-cleaning solar

Jul 15, 2016 Netherlands
Contrary to popular understanding, photovoltaic panels used for high power such as on buoys at sea or houses on land need maintenance in the form of removal of dirt and bird droppings.
Improving lithium-ion capacitors

Improving lithium-ion capacitors

Jul 14, 2016 Belgium
The suitability of the proposed technology has been analysed and it was proved that lithium-ion capacitors can act as a main power or energy source without any reduction of the system capabilities.