Keyword: Off-board energy sources

Application Briefs: Energy
To open the Moon to continuous multi-year human and robotic operation, Astrobotic is developing LunaGrid™ — a commercial power system for the surface of the Moon.
Q&A: Energy
Ben Ollis and a team of engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are creating a novel orchestrator tool to manage a cluster of microgrids so they can directly support and communicate with each other, making them more resilient during long power outages. It is being installed as a demonstration project in the small town of Adjuntas in the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico.
Articles: Energy
A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.
Briefs: Energy
A simple change to the surface of perovskite removes a barrier to its functionality.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the development of new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs specific to the stationary storage requirements.
Briefs: Power
The device uses a thermoelectric module to generate voltage and current from the temperature gradient between the cell and the air.
Briefs: Materials

Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially...

Briefs: Imaging

A Penn State-led team of interdisciplinary researchers developed a polymer with robust piezoelectric effectiveness, resulting in 60 percent more efficient electricity...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A research team developed a thread made of conductive cellulose that offers practical possibilities for electronic textiles. Sewing the electrically conductive cellulose threads into...

Briefs: Energy

Many technical processes only use part of the energy consumed. The remaining fraction leaves the system in the form of waste heat. Frequently, this heat is released into the...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The grid’s growing size and complexity increases vulnerability to cyberattacks.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotubes are used to create solar cells with unprecedented flexibility and resistance.
Briefs: Energy
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
In-wall capacitors power lights, phones, and laptops without wires.
Briefs: Materials
This remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
Briefs: Materials
The sulfolane-additive process yields easy fabrication, low cost, and long operating life.
Briefs: Energy
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Wearables
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
To ensure the availability of a UPS system, proper consideration must be taken of each application and its requirements.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
Briefs: Energy
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Motion Control
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
Application Briefs: Power
The power and propulsion element of NASA’s Gateway is a high-power, 50-kilowatt solar electric propulsion spacecraft.
Briefs: Energy
Polymer cores redirect light from any source to solar cells.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The windows reduce the need for air conditioning and simultaneously generate electricity.
Briefs: Power
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.

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