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Making waves with new gear technology

Making waves with new gear technology

Apr 1, 2015 Sweden
A new wave energy system, which uses a gearbox design generates five times more energy per ton of device, at one third of the cost when compared to competing state-of-the art technologies.
Many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power

Many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power

Apr 1, 2015 United States
Use of solar photovoltaics has been growing at a phenomenal rate: Worldwide installed capacity has seen sustained growth averaging 43 percent per year since 2000. To evaluate the prospects for sustaining such growth, the MIT researchers look at possible constraints on materials availability, and propose a system for evaluating the many competing approaches to improved solar-cell performance.
First flexible IoT-supporting beacon needs no battery replacement

First flexible IoT-supporting beacon needs no battery replacement

Apr 1, 2015 Japan
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd has announced the development of a thin, light-weight beacon, weighing 3 grams with a thickness of 2.5 millimeters, that does not require battery replacement or other maintenance and is flexible enough for installation on round objects, corners, and curves.
Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells

Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells

Mar 31, 2015 United States
By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass, chemists have set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials.
Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications

Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications

Mar 30, 2015 United States
A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait: It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed.
Copper atoms bring a potential new battery material to life

Copper atoms bring a potential new battery material to life

Mar 27, 2015 United States
A team of researchers has studied one member of a class of materials, called transition metal fluorides, that are potential cathodes for future lithium ion batteries.
Harnessing electromagnetic radiation

Harnessing electromagnetic radiation

Mar 26, 2015 6 United Arab Emirates
A device that works by harnessing electromagnetic radiation from different sources and then reusing it to energize low-power circuits.
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GreenPeak launches smart PIR sensor for smart home applications

GreenPeak launches smart PIR sensor for smart home applications

Mar 26, 2015 Netherlands
GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red sensor with outstanding performance.
Engineer inspired by human brain to develop wearable micro-sensors

Engineer inspired by human brain to develop wearable micro-sensors

Mar 25, 2015 United States
Taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low-power, wearable micro-devices.
UK start-up powers rural villages in South Africa

UK start-up powers rural villages in South Africa

Mar 24, 2015 South Africa
Samsung and Pavegen collaborated to give shoppers in Sandton City shopping mall a positive take on renewable energy, as part of Samsung's 'What If I Can' campaign.
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Paper Battery Company announces availability of PowerResponder

Paper Battery Company announces availability of PowerResponder

Mar 24, 2015 United States
Paper Battery Company has announced immediate availability of the Fast Charge Developers Kit for its PowerResponder™ product line
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