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Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Charging Rooms’ Catch On?

Our Question of the Week focuses on today’s lead story – the creation of an aluminum test area that wirelessly powered lamps, fans, and cell phones.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Aerospace
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.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - August 2021

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

While soft robots hold promise in applications ranging from search-and-rescue efforts to wearable exoskeletons, the technologies are often held back by the electronics, says William Grover,...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Sweat Power’ Make Wearables Mainstream?

Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it. (Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.)

Question of the Week: Transportation
Will Interstate Power Coils Charge Electric Vehicles as They Drive?

Our “Q&A” article in the July issue of Tech Briefs highlighted the work of Dr. Burak Ozpineci from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ozpineci and his team are building a wireless power-transmission system that charges an electric vehicle as it drives along the road.

Briefs: Energy
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
Products: Test & Measurement
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Blog: Connectivity
A reader asks a Space Force expert about new markets, including data transport, traffic management, and advanced power.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A sustainable, powerful micro-supercapacitor may be on the horizon. Until now, these high-capacity, fast-charging energy storage devices have been limited by the...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Products: Data Acquisition
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New high bus voltage stepper motor systems avoid the complexity and expense of servo motors.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
Products: Electronics & Computers
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Products: Data Acquisition
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
Articles: Energy
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
News: Automotive

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. However, they have intermittency issues. A potential solution to this problem involves the...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
An "Under the Hood" Look at Technology Supporting the World's Fastest EV Dragster

As more EV engineers adopt a non-Hall-effect approach to measuring current in their li-ion battery management systems (BMS), some components from...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Researchers from Cornell University have redesigned the battery so that aluminum more easily integrates into a battery's electrodes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.

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