Keyword: Off-board energy sources

Articles: Energy
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Materials
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Q&A: Semiconductors & ICs
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: Energy
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: Electronics & Computers
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Materials
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Q&A: Energy
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.
Briefs: Energy
The material can be recycled, making renewable energy more sustainable while lowering costs in the process.
Briefs: Materials
The technology could lead to a platform for quantum computation or new types of energy-efficient data storage applications.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Briefs: Energy
Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure.
Briefs: Materials
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
NASA Spinoff: Propulsion
The technology could allow deep-space exploration without running out of propellant.
Briefs: Energy
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.