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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: Electronics & Computers
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: Energy
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: Energy
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Materials
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Energy
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Semiconductors & ICs
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Briefs: Lighting
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Electronics & Computers
Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces.
Briefs: Materials
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Energy
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Energy
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Special Reports: Energy
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...

Question of the Week: Wearables
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: Energy
Will ‘Mass-Less’ Energy Storage Finally Catch On?

A July Tech Brief highlights a “structural battery” from the Chalmers University of Technology that uses carbon fiber as a negative electrode and a lithium iron phosphate-coated aluminum foil as the positive electrode. The battery works as both a power source and as part of the main...

Special Reports: Transportation
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...

Briefs: Energy
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.

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