Keyword: Off-board energy sources

5 Ws: Energy
The wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors.
Articles: Materials
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Briefs: Lighting
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Articles: Materials
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Briefs: Energy
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution.
Briefs: Energy
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Briefs: Energy
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Automotive
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Kristin Sampayan from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found a fast way to switch high voltages.
Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Materials
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An enhanced polymer could be used for more energy-efficient systems with a smaller carbon footprint.
Briefs: Energy
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
Briefs: Energy
This cell could potentially operate around the clock, balancing the power grid over the day-night cycle.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
New cell chemistry utilizes less costly and more abundant materials than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
Briefs: Materials
This technology provides highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at a fifth of the cost of current storage technologies.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.

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