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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Electric power comes in two kinds, AC and DC. Famously, the question over which kind should be used for national power grids, the “Current War” of the late...

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INSIDER: Design

Electrostatic capacitors play a crucial role in modern electronics. They enable ultrafast charging and discharging, providing energy storage and power for devices...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Guided by machine learning, chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a record-setting carbonaceous supercapacitor...

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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Products: Electronics & Computers
See what's new on the market this month, including laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon, Coilcraft's isolation transformers, AXTAL's crystal oscillators, Endress+Hauser's 80 GHz radar sensors, Fairview Microwave's PIN-diode switches, and more.
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INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers have invented an experimental wearable device that generates power from a user’s bending finger and can create and store memories, in a promising step...

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INSIDER: Power

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are leading the way in understanding the effects of electrical faults in the modern...

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INSIDER: Power

Accounting for radiation loss is the key to efficient wireless power transfer over long distances. Aalto University engineers have optimized the way antennas transmitting and receiving...

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INSIDER: Power

Matthias Preindl, associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Wesley Pennington, the founder and CEO of Tau Motors, have formed a collaboration...

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Articles: Electronics & Computers
After decades of concentrated development work, GM’s fuel-cell R&D unit Hydrotec is poised to deploy “the first applications that will be going commercial” of its hydrogen fuel-cell technology.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the new products on the market, including a ruggedized portable HMI mount, a high-efficiency power amplifier, embedded antenna models, and much more.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Newcastle University researchers have created high-efficiency, sustainable solar cells that harness ambient light to power Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Power Electronics - April 2023

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 applications ranging from...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
SAE's WCX World Congress Experience, will be held from April 18-20, in Detroit, MI.
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Blog: Materials
Instead of disposing of batteries after three years, we could have recyclable batteries that last three times longer.
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Blog: Electronics & Computers
The battery was made using sodium-sulphur — a type of molten salt that can be processed from sea water at a low cost.
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Products: Power
See the new products on the market, including power inductors, vibration sensors, a field TV connector, and more.
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Blog: Test & Measurement
Power electronics are critical for renewable energy. They require special design and testing to ensure that they will reliably perform their critical duties.
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INSIDER: Communications

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

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INSIDER: Energy

Imagine a technology that can convert, amplify, limit, filter, control, and transform electricity in countless ways to supply power to the electrical grid. These are power electronics, and...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Once considered science fiction, technology capable of collecting solar power in space and beaming it to Earth to provide a global supply of clean and affordable energy is moving closer to reality. Through...

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Some of the hardest to detect cyber-attacks are wireless, including man-in-the-middle attacks and rogue access points.
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Blog: Energy
Engineers have created new high-power electronic devices that are more energy efficient than their predecessors.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products on the market in October 2022, including harsh duty photoelectric sensors, oil temperature sensors, aquatic pumps, and more.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation...

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Briefs: Aerospace
Advanced analyses shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines.
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Briefs: Energy
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the development of new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs specific to the stationary storage requirements.
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