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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.)

Special Reports: Energy
Vehicle Electrification - July 2021

GM electrifies the new Corvette...a French nanomaterials company aims for a 5-minute EV recharge...Triumph unveils a radical new electric sportbike design. These are just a few of the innovations you'll...

Q&A: Energy
Dr. Burak Ozpineci is developing a system that charges electric vehicles while driving.
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: Transportation
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.
Briefs: Materials

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...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
Briefs: Energy
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
Briefs: Aerospace
The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.
Briefs: Power
Thrusters based on magnetic reconnection could complete long-distance missions in a shorter period of time.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
Articles: Transportation
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Briefs: Energy
Biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.
Briefs: Materials
The material can be recycled, making renewable energy more sustainable while lowering costs in the process.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could lead to a platform for quantum computation or new types of energy-efficient data storage applications.
INSIDER: Energy

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

Briefs: Energy
The chip combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
INSIDER: Design

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Articles: Materials
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
Briefs: Aerospace
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: AR/AI
The device enables ultra-fast wireless communications at low cost.
Application Briefs: Energy
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will Indoor Light Someday Power Our Smart Devices?

Our lead INSIDER story today looks at “perovskite-inspired” materials that can absorb indoor light at higher efficiencies than ever before.

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