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Energy harvesting sensors at level crossings reaches next stage

Energy harvesting sensors at level crossings reaches next stage

Aug 30, 2016 United Kingdom
Networks of tiny wireless sensors could not only improve safety at railway crossings but would also be much less costly to install and maintain, drawing their electrical power from track vibration.
Defect-engineered graphene improves supercapacitors

Defect-engineered graphene improves supercapacitors

Aug 29, 2016 United States
Making clean energy a large-scale reality entails the integration of renewable energy generation technologies such as solar cells with energy storage devices.
Taming lightning to work your pacemaker

Taming lightning to work your pacemaker

Aug 26, 2016
For a million years, mankind has known about static electricity but only recently have we known how to make it power things.
Researchers invent novel materials for better batteries

Researchers invent novel materials for better batteries

Aug 26, 2016 United States
Inventors are paving the way for the future with energy-efficient batteries for sensors, portable devices and electric cars.
Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Aug 25, 2016 United States
Old batteries often wind up in landfills or incinerators, potentially harming the environment. And valuable materials remain locked inside. Now, a team of researchers is turning to naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries.
Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Aug 25, 2016 Singapore
A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources.
Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

Aug 24, 2016 United States
Engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.
Plasma etching of biochar to reduce cost of energy storage devices

Plasma etching of biochar to reduce cost of energy storage devices

Aug 23, 2016 United States
Researchers are using biochar, an inexpensive carbon-rich material and a new method of creating the porous surface needed to capture electricity to reduce the cost of supercapacitors.
Hybrid system designed to harvest 'full spectrum' of solar energy

Hybrid system designed to harvest 'full spectrum' of solar energy

Aug 22, 2016 United States
A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.
Nissan and Eaton collaboration in developing energy storage solutions

Nissan and Eaton collaboration in developing energy storage solutions

Aug 22, 2016 France
The energy storage solution provides a second-life for Nissan electric vehicle batteries and in combination with Eaton's leading uninterruptible power supply capabilities, provides an industrialised energy control and storage solution for managing data centres.
Army grant for energy harvesting backpack

Army grant for energy harvesting backpack

Aug 19, 2016 United States
By using innovative technology designed by researchers, soldiers will soon have a lighter, more energy-efficient load to bear.
Solid batteries improve safety

Solid batteries improve safety

Aug 18, 2016 Switzerland
Researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material: it contains neither liquids nor gels.
Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Aug 18, 2016 China, Korea
Leo Motors Inc of Korea with the support of government officials of Henan, China, Leo Motors, Inc and Zhong Ji Well Parking System Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint venture company focused on battery production, electric boat business, and Connected Vehicle business based on Internet of Things platforms.