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Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Nov 17, 2017 United States
Novel structures made with DNA scaffolds could be used to create solar-powered materials.
A rubber power plant

A rubber power plant

Nov 16, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have developed a flexible material that generates electricity when stressed. In future, it might be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker.
Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

Nov 15, 2017 United States
The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.
World record for energy transition

World record for energy transition

Nov 14, 2017 Germany
Gaildorf - near Stuttgart - is now home of the world's tallest wind turbine. With a hub height of 178 meters and a total height of 264.5 meters, this wind turbine sets new standards for the energy transition. Furthermore, it is part of a unique storage concept - the water battery.
The tide is turning for underwater turbines

The tide is turning for underwater turbines

Nov 13, 2017 Europe
A scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.
Chinese Scientists Develop "magical suit"

Chinese Scientists Develop "magical suit"

Nov 13, 2017 China
Intellectual suits, fitted with large-area textile sensors, can detect temperature, ph levels, pressure and other indicators that show the health status of a person. By wireless transmission, those signals can be sent to a cellphone, a computer, or even to a doctor's computer a thousand miles away, so a person's health can be monitored anytime and anywhere.
Fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better

Fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better

Nov 10, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology.
Lamborghini collaborate with MIT on self powering, self healing car

Lamborghini collaborate with MIT on self powering, self healing car

Nov 10, 2017 United States, Italy
Automobili Lamborghini in collaboration with two laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology marks the first steps of a possible future Lamborghini electric super sports car.
Harvesting clean energy from hot pavements

Harvesting clean energy from hot pavements

Nov 9, 2017 United States
This technology allows paved areas, such as freeways, airport runways and parking lots to generate electricity, which can be used in rural areas for powering signage and data collection systems independently of the electric grid.
Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Nov 8, 2017 United Kingdom
A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circuitry onto paper.
Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Nov 7, 2017 North America (USA + Canada), Worldwide
Over 3,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors and 240 speakers will converge at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15-16 for the IDTechEx Show!
Material for better lithium-ion batteries

Material for better lithium-ion batteries

Nov 7, 2017 United States
The batteries we use every day may soon become cheaper, smaller and lighter. Researchers have discovered a family of anode materials that can double the charge capacity of lithium-ion battery anodes.
Flexible batteries for smart dental aids

Flexible batteries for smart dental aids

Nov 6, 2017 Saudi Arabia
Smart 3D-printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth.
A new way to store thermal energy

A new way to store thermal energy

Nov 4, 2017 United States
A new chemical composite could be used to store heat from the sun or any other source during the day in a kind of thermal battery, and it could release the heat when needed, for example for cooking or heating after dark.
Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

Nov 3, 2017 Korea
Research in lithium-ion batteries has opened up a plethora of possibilities in the development of next-generation batteries. In particular, the metal-air batteries with significantly greater energy density close to that of gasoline per kilogram, has recently been acknowledged and invested by world's leading companies, like IBM.
Robotics principles help wave energy converters

Robotics principles help wave energy converters

Nov 2, 2017 United States
Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries.
IDTechEx TVSelf-charging electric bike

Self-charging electric bike

Nov 2, 2017 Korea
A design team has revealed its new self-charging electric bike design concept, "Hybrid Module Mobility". Depending upon users' requirements, this design concept is capable of converting its forms into six different purposes, including cargo-carrying, child-carrying, driving.
IDTechEx TVFinger-like growths that trigger battery fires

Finger-like growths that trigger battery fires

Nov 1, 2017 United States
Scientists have captured the first atomic-level images of finger-like growths called dendrites that can pierce the barrier between battery compartments and trigger short circuits or fires.
Piezoelectrics stretch their potential

Piezoelectrics stretch their potential

Oct 31, 2017 United States
Thin-film piezoelectrics, with dimensions on the scale of micrometers or smaller, offer potential for new applications where smaller dimensions or a lower voltage operation are required.
IDTechEx TVAn overview of the IDTechEx Show! USA

An overview of the IDTechEx Show! USA

Oct 30, 2017
Raghu Das, CEO and Chris Clare, Event Director, IDTechEx tells you what to expect at the upcoming IDTechEx Show! held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 15-16 2017.