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Bulletproof battery

Bulletproof battery

Jan 30, 2015 United States
New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013.
Glasgow goes greener with people power

Glasgow goes greener with people power

Jan 29, 2015 United Kingdom
Pavegen have utilised 18 tiles to create a walkway at the People's Palace and Winter Gardens; the first venue for Glasgow Green's 'themed' events.
Grant to extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries

Grant to extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries

Jan 29, 2015 United States
A Virginia Commonwealth University professor has received a five-year, $505,000 award from the National Science Foundation to make lithium-ion batteries -- which power electric vehicles and portable electronic devices -- far more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Printing technologies for manufacturing decorative solar panels

Printing technologies for manufacturing decorative solar panels

Jan 29, 2015 8 Finland
The new mass production method enables designers to create interior design elements from organic solar panels, harvesting energy from interior lighting or sunlight for various small devices and sensors that gather information from the environment.
Structure control unlocks magnetisation, polarisation simultaneously

Structure control unlocks magnetisation, polarisation simultaneously

Jan 28, 2015
Scientists have controlled the structure of a material to simultaneously generate both magnetisation and electrical polarisation.
Self-powered intelligent keyboard

Self-powered intelligent keyboard

Jan 27, 2015 1 United States
By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users.
Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices

Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices

Jan 26, 2015 Korea
How the attractive physical features of zinc oxide materials could be more effectively used to tap into abundant mechanical energy sources to power micro devices.
Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells

Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells

Jan 23, 2015 United States
Stacking perovskites, a crystalline material, onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell, according to a new study.
Chitosan bioelectrode sustains metabolic power to medical implants

Chitosan bioelectrode sustains metabolic power to medical implants

Jan 22, 2015 France
Researchers in France have used compounds extracted from shrimp shells and gardenia fruits to extend the lifetime of medical implants attempting to run on bodily fluids.
Breakthrough could help extend life of batteries

Breakthrough could help extend life of batteries

Jan 21, 2015 United States
Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in using very small technology to extend the battery life of some electronic devices.
Concrete delivers solar energy

Concrete delivers solar energy

Jan 20, 2015 Germany
A research team recently developed a building material that simultaneously functions as a photovoltaic cell.
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