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Charging devices with fire

Charging devices with fire

Sep 26, 2016 United States
Generator captures wasted heat from a cookstove or fire and turns it into electricity to charge cellphones, LED lights, and other small devices.
Wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Sep 23, 2016 United States
Researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The researchers also identified the optimal site on the body for heat harvesting.
Liar Liar phones on fire!  The story behind the Galaxy Note 7

Liar Liar phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7

Sep 22, 2016 Korea
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone.
Solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anodes

Solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anodes

Sep 21, 2016 Korea
A new approach could hold the key to greatly improving the performance of commercial lithium-ion batteries.
Enter the IDTechEx Show! Awards and celebrate your achievements

Enter the IDTechEx Show! Awards and celebrate your achievements

Sep 21, 2016 Worldwide
The IDTechEx Show! which will be held on November 16 - 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will showcase the latest technology needs and advancements to over 3,000 attendees. The technologies covered include flexible and hybrid electronics; wearable technology; 3D printing; sensors; graphene; Internet of Things; energy harvesting, energy storage; and electric vehicles. Each of these is a two-day executive conference, co-located with a common exhibition of over 200 exhibitors.
A lightweight and collapsible energy source

A lightweight and collapsible energy source

Sep 20, 2016 Germany
The Micro Wind Turbine proposes a novel alternative power source that can operate in harsh weather conditions and even at night.
Regenerative energy harvesting in 48V mild hybrids

Regenerative energy harvesting in 48V mild hybrids

Sep 19, 2016 Worldwide
The huge market opening up for 48V cars and commercial vehicles will involve much more effective regenerative braking generating tens of kilowatts and probably a turbine in the exhaust as well, generating one kilowatt or so in a small commercial vehicle.
Google, Ford, Unilever, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, Porsche, Amazon

Google, Ford, Unilever, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, Porsche, Amazon

Sep 16, 2016
Google, Ford, Unilever, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, Porsche and Amazon to present at the IDTechEx Show! IDTechEx Show! features over 220 speakers covering the latest emerging technologies.
New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices

New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices

Sep 16, 2016 United States
Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now researchers have taken the next step, developing a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
Energy harvesting for new purposes - hear more in Santa Clara, Nov 16

Energy harvesting for new purposes - hear more in Santa Clara, Nov 16

Sep 15, 2016 Worldwide
The "IDTechEx Show!" in Santa Clara, California, November 16-17 is the world's most comprehensive event for those seeking to use or make energy harvesting devices and systems and for those developing the functional materials or considering investing in this vibrant industry.
Fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvesters

Fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvesters

Sep 14, 2016 India
Large quantities of fish are consumed in India on a daily basis, which generates a huge amount of fish "biowaste" materials. In an attempt to do something positive with this biowaste, a team of researchers explored recycling the fish byproducts into an energy harvester for self-powered electronics.
Carbon nanotube transistors use five times less energy

Carbon nanotube transistors use five times less energy

Sep 13, 2016 United States
For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power — resulting in longer battery life.
'Braidio' technology, lets mobile devices share power

'Braidio' technology, lets mobile devices share power

Sep 12, 2016 United States
A team of computer science researchers has introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication.