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Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Our Buildings Store Energy Like Giant Batteries?

Our September issue of Battery Technology highlighted rechargeable cement-based batteries that can be utilized as functional concrete. The achievement from Chalmers University of Technology, according to the battery’s developers, lays the groundwork for entire buildings that could someday...

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: Unmanned Systems
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Propulsion
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
Briefs: Energy
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
Products: Software
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Propulsion
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Facility Focus: Materials
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Materials
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Materials
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Briefs: Materials
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Communications
A skin-like device can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
White Papers: Energy
Why You Need Bidirectional DC Power Supplies to Test Batteries

In today’s fast-paced world, the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace traditional...

White Papers: Energy
Programmable DC Power Supply

Choosing the right DC programmable power supply for your test system or application can feel overwhelming if you are not sure of all the considerations involved. This book guides you through the process of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Materials
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Transportation
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Automotive
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.

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