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INSIDER : Energy
System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings to Produce Electricity

Thermoelectric devices generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs at the...

INSIDER : Energy
Lithium-Air Battery Out-Powers Lithium-Ion

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural air environment and still functioned after a...

News : Automotive
Replacing Camshafts with Valves Paves Way for Cheaper, Greener Engines
By replacing the cam, a new valve technology may lead to more affordable — and more environmentally friendly — engines.
Question of the Week : Energy
Will low-cost 'smart glass' catch on?

Our second INSIDER story today featured an achievement from University of Delaware engineers: liquid-activated panels that change from transparent to opaque.

White Papers : Energy
Alternative Solutions for Powering IoT Devices

In this article from the latest edition of the Newark element14 Tech Journal, we look at why edge devices need power, and the options for reducing this need to a level where energy harvesting becomes sustainable. We examine some examples of the most popular energy harvesting technologies available,...

Blog : Photonics/Optics
Low-Cost Smart Glass? Electrical Engineers Look into It
A switchable window – one that transforms from a clear to tinted state – is not a new invention. What is new, however, is a “smart glass” that is low-cost.
White Papers : Aerospace
Applications and the Evolution of EMP/HEMP Filter Technologies Designed to Mitigate Naturally Occurring EMI and Intentional EMI Threats

A new age of electronic warfare and terrorism has already begun, as some of the most vulnerable targets of a rival nation or organization are their energy infrastructure, communications, and networking systems....

On-Demand Webinars : Energy
High Performance Thermal Management Solutions: Pumped Two Phase Cooling and Loop Thermosiphons

As the demand for higher power in lighter, smaller packages continues to increase, so does the need for a more advanced thermal management solution. Increasingly product designs are demanding more challenging size, weight, power and temperature...

Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
The ‘Create the Future’ Design Contest is Open for Entries
Have a product design idea? The "Create the Future" Design Contest is now open for submissions until July 2, 2018.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Searching for the Failure Mechanisms in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

It's difficult to see the details of atomic and topographical changes that lead to battery failure. However a team of researchers developed a method to see reactions leading to...

Briefs : Materials
Efficient Packaging Process for One-Piece Deployable Thin Membrane

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is building a small CubeSat that uses an 85-m2 solar sail deployed from a central location to capture the push of photons...

Articles : Green Design & Manufacturing
Facility Focus: Argonne National Laboratory

Located in Argonne, IL, Argonne National Laboratory (ARL) is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center. Born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in...

Briefs : Energy
Flexible, Gravity-Fed Heat Pipe

The advent of cryocooler technology ushers in an era where a cryogenic environment is created and maintained locally. It is no longer necessary to transport cryogen from a factory where it is produced to the...

Articles : Materials
Pros & Cons of Advanced Lightweighting Materials

Although cars have been around for more than a century, the material they are made of (steel) has mostly stayed the same. It has only been in the past few decades that advanced materials...

Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Technological Advances, and How Structural Adhesives Support Manufacturing

Exciting new technological innovations are making the planet cleaner, people healthier, food more plentiful, transportation speedier, communication more accessible,...

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