Keyword: Electric power

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: Electronics & Computers

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

Briefs: Materials

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: Energy
The grid’s growing size and complexity increases vulnerability to cyberattacks.
Briefs: Energy
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: Communications
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: Energy
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
Briefs: Energy
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Energy
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Technology Leaders: Power
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: Nanotechnology
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: Propulsion
The power and propulsion element of NASA’s Gateway is a high-power, 50-kilowatt solar electric propulsion spacecraft.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
Briefs: Energy
The windows reduce the need for air conditioning and simultaneously generate electricity.
5 Ws: Energy
The wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Articles: Materials
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Briefs: Materials
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Briefs: Materials
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: Energy
Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution.
Briefs: Energy
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.