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Army demonstrates rucksack power

Army demonstrates rucksack power

Jul 29, 2016 United States
Communicating in the field with military allies and reducing the logistical burden of power requirements are two significant challenges faced by U.S. Army Soldiers.
Printing energy producing photographs

Printing energy producing photographs

Jul 28, 2016 Finland
Researchers wanted to take the idea of printed solar cells further, and see if their materials could be inkjet-printed as pictures and text like traditional printing inks.
First ever round the world solar flight completed

First ever round the world solar flight completed

Jul 27, 2016 United Arab Emirates, Worldwide
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight.
Webinar Tuesday 9 August - is the end of the TCF downturn in sight?

Webinar Tuesday 9 August - is the end of the TCF downturn in sight?

Jul 27, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 9 August 2016.
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'.