Electronics & Software

Energy

Topics:

Your destination for advances in renewable energy, energy storage technologies, and trends in portable solar power, energy harvesting, wind power, and alternative energy. Design engineers will find the latest applications and multimedia resources including videos, white papers, webinars, and technical briefs.

Latest Briefs & News

Question of the Week: Power
Will Better Sensors Lead to Greater Adoption of Hydrogen Power?

One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for spotting hydrogen leaks. A sensor, featured in the June issue of Sensor Technology, has a greater sensitivity than other detectors.

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
Briefs: Energy
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
5 Ws: Energy
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will 'Zero-Impact' Planes Take Off?

Our May issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a hybrid-electric aircraft design from MIT that, according to its creators, could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Materials
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
Briefs: Energy
The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.
Briefs: Energy
Thrusters based on magnetic reconnection could complete long-distance missions in a shorter period of time.
Briefs: Materials
Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity.
Articles: Energy
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
Briefs: Energy
This technology provides highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at a fifth of the cost of current storage technologies.
Articles: Energy
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Briefs: Automotive
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
Articles: Energy
See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.
Briefs: Energy
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
Special Reports: Transportation
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Articles: Materials
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.

Videos