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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.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells – but solar cells are heavy. While conventional high-performance cells reach up to three watts of electricity per gram,...

INSIDER: Energy

University of North Texas professor Anupama Kaul straddles the line between electrical engineering and materials science, which puts her in the perfect place to develop...

INSIDER: Power

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developed a novel, integrated approach to track energy-transporting ions within an ultra-thin...

INSIDER: Design

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that asymmetric stresses within electrodes used in certain wearable electronic devices provides an important clue as to how to...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created next-generation solar modules with high efficiency and good...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by...

White Papers: Automotive
Achieve Alternative Fuel ROI in Less Than Five Years with ANG

Learn how adsorbed natural gas (ANG) can bring operational benefits for your fleet and pay for itself in less than five years. ANG is specifically suited to light-duty fleets and...

Briefs: Aerospace
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Briefs: Energy
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Articles: IoMT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Special Reports: Automotive
Power Electronics - September 2020

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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Articles: AR/AI
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Facility Focus: Communications
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Briefs: Energy
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Briefs: Energy
The battery design increases the number of possible cycles from tens to more than 100 with little degradation.
Products: Test & Measurement
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
Briefs: Energy
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries
These batteries are more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability, and storage capacity.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Materials
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Energy
This technology offers the possibility to both bolster computer power and create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer memory technologies.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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