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News : Semiconductors & ICs
Perspiration Power: Biofuel Cell Reacts to Sweat

Engineers from the University of California – San Diego have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from an often-unpleasant source: sweat. The flexible UCSD-developed devices...

INSIDER : Energy
Turning Homes into Power Stations

A new solar project, called SUNRISE, will develop printed photovoltaic cells and new manufacturing processes that can be used to construct solar energy products in India. These will then be integrated into...

INSIDER : Energy
Method to Revolutionize Battery Recharging

University of Sydney researchers have developed a three-stage method to recharge zinc-air batteries. While zinc-air batteries are currently used as an energy source in hearing aids and some film cameras and railway signal devices, their widespread use has been hindered by the fact that, up until now,...

Question of the Week : Energy
Will "Electric Clothing" appeal to consumers?

Last week's INSIDER lead story featured an ultra-thin energy harvester from Vanderbilt University. Made from materials five thousand times thinner than a human hair, the technology may someday be woven into clothing to power personal devices. What do you think? Will "Electric Clothing" appeal to...

News : Energy
Researcher Sees the Power of Solar Glasses

New eyeglasses from Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology generate solar power. Featuring semitransparent organic solar cells, the eyewear powers a microprocessor and two small displays...

On-Demand Webinars : Energy
Precision High Voltage: Demystifying Accuracy and Resolution Challenges in Mass Spectrometry

Regardless of discipline, application, or instrument architecture, high voltage is required to successfully convert molecular mass to a gas-ion state—measured accurately every time–from acceleration through separation, detection, measurement, and...

On-Demand Webinars : Energy
The Advantages of High-Voltage Standard-Product Power Supplies  

Despite the sophisticated nature of product development involving systems with high-voltage components, designers often face the pressures of fast cycle times. This webinar presentation covers the fundamentals of high-voltage power and discusses how you can specify up-front...

On-Demand Webinars : Energy
Precise Thermal Measurement and Control for Temperature-Critical Applications  

Thermal management and control largely determine overall process uniformity, product quality, and throughput in temperature-critical applications. This presentation describes the high repeatability, precision, and control available in non-contact optical pyrometers...

News : Energy
Future Fashion Statement? New Material Generates Power from Human Motion

Vanderbilt University researchers developed an ultra-thin system that can harvest energy from the slightest of human motions — even sitting. Made from materials five...

News : Energy
'Smart' Transformer Supports Power Grid of Tomorrow

Imagine a system that handles electricity flow not just from the power company to our homes, but also back from our homes to the power company. North Carolina State University researchers...

News : Energy
What’s New on Tech Briefs: Smart Devices, Powered by the Sun

New stories on TechBriefs.com shed light on smart windows, solar paint, and more.

News : Energy
Smart Windows Get Smarter (and Self-Powered)

A “smart window” from Princeton University uses a transparent solar cell to selectively absorb and harvest near-ultraviolet light. The advanced window controls the transmission of visible light and infrared heat into the building, while the new type of solar cell uses near-UV light to power the...

News : Energy
Sound-Off: Can Hydrogen be Stored in Carbon Nanotubes?

The fuel cell, an increasingly popular device in the automotive sector, creates a power source when coupled with hydrogen. The hydrogen can be made from natural gas or electrolysis of water and then compressed for storage. The challenge: How do you store hydrogen at low pressure?

Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Data Optimization Technology Helps Wind Farm Operator Examine Costs
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Avangrid Renewables is a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc., and part of the Spain-based Iberdola Group, the largest wind energy company in the world. Avangrid collects a wide variety of data from many different sources. In...

Briefs : Energy
Three-Dimensional Zinc Electrode Architectures for High-Performance Batteries

Zinc-based batteries offer a safe, inexpensive alternative to fire-prone lithium-based batteries, yet have been historically limited by poor rechargeability. A 3D zinc (Zn) “sponge” electrode architecture was developed comprising interpenetrating networks of Zn...

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