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Batteries could get an upgrade from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovery that increases power, energy density, and safety while reducing charge time. The results could also have significance for...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Electricity and Carbon Offsets from Hog Waste

A system constructed by Duke University and Duke Energy on a hog finishing facility converts hog waste into electricity and creates carbon offset credits. Google, which invests in carbon...

Inverters/converters are a key element of most renewable energy systems where the power generated is not suitable to either be used locally or to provide power directly to the electric...

Lighting Science Group (Satellite Beach, FL) and Dixon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd (New Delhi, India) have announced that a high-performance, sub-$15 omnidirectional 60-watt equivalent A19 LED bulb will...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Innovative Heat-Regulating Building Material

Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC) have invented a material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements. The material could be...

News: Electronics & Computers
Human Gait to Power Portable Electronics

Engineering researchers Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new energy-harvesting technology that could reduce our dependence on batteries and...

Products: Energy
DC Filter for PV Systems

SCHURTER Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) presents the DC filter series FMER SOL suited for use on the DC side of the inverter in photovoltaic systems. FMER SOL filters are designed for rated currents from 25 A to 1500 A at...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
Power Transistor

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (El Segundo, CA) introduces the EPC2012 enhanced-performance eGaN FET. The EPC2012 is lead-free, RoHS-compliant, and halogen-free. The EPC2012 FET is a 1.6 mm2 200 VDS device...

Rice University researchers have created a solid-state, nanotube-based supercapacitor that combines the best qualities of high-energy batteries and fast-charging capacitors in a...

The Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $12 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies. The DOE will invest in projects to accelerate research and development of...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Updated ENERGY STAR Specifications

The EPA is introducing new ENERGY STAR requirements for home dishwashers and furnaces, and evaluating how to best address and encourage smart grid functionality in ENERGY STAR specifications like...

The new issue of Lighting Technology has more new feature articles, application stories, tech briefs, products, videos, and research news - all on the latest advances in LEDs and solid-state...

The objective of this project was to develop and then demonstrate the efficacy of a cost-effective approach for a low-defect-density substrate on which aluminum indium gallium nitride (AlInGaN)...

Briefs: Energy
LED Display Engineering

The primary objective of this project was to develop and implement a method that compensates for the inefficiency of the green light-emitting diode (LED). The proposed engineering solution was to use RGBW...

Phosphors are useful in numerous applications including lighting. Tantalates are very promising materials because they are especially robust and resistant to chemical degradation. Studies have...

Videos: Energy
LED Video Displays

Compact Multi CHIPLEDs developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors raise the image quality in FormoLight Technologies' high-performance LED Matrix TVs. Multi CHIPLEDs are the smallest RGB LED currently on the market, and their...

News: Energy
Hybrid Solar System For Rooftop Hydrogen

Instead of systems based on standard solar panels, Duke University engineer Nico Hotz proposes a hybrid option in which sunlight heats a combination of water and methanol in a maze of glass tubes on a rooftop. After two catalytic reactions, the system produces hydrogen that can be stored and used on...

A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery...

Products: Energy
Solar Battery Charger

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduces the bq24210, a Li-ion linear charger targeted at space-limited portable applications. The high input voltage range with input over-voltage protection supports low-cost...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Making Durable Synthetic Catalysts for Energy Storage

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have used a common protein to guide the design of a material that can make hydrogen gas. The synthetic material works ten times...

UCLA engineers have created a novel concept for harvesting and recycling energy for electronic devices — one that involves equipping these devices' LCD screens with...

An enhanced algorithm has been developed that builds on a previous innovation of fuel-optimal powered-descent guidance (PDG) for planetary pinpoint landing....

Yesterday, the DOE announced that Philips Lighting North America won the first award under the Department's Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. DOE's L Prize challenged the lighting...

NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and NIKE formed LAUNCH to identify, showcase, and support innovative approaches to global challenges through...

Berkeley Lab scientists have found that temperature gradients in semiconductors, when one side of the device is hotter than the opposite side, can produce electronic...

Mitsubishi Electric (Tokyo, Japan) recently introduced a transfer molded power module (T-PM) designed for hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The J-Series T-PM, incorporating proprietary technology...

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) introduces version 7.2 of its LightTools® illumination design and analysis software with features that will help users graphically analyze simulation results,...

Products: Energy
Supercapacitor Charger

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) has introduced the LTC3226 inductorless supercapacitor charger with backup PowerPath™ controller for Li-ion or other low-voltage system rails in applications that require short-term backup power.

Researchers at the University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3D photonic crystal - an advance that could open new...

Webcasts

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Metal Injection Molding’s Role in Automotive

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Technical Ceramics: The Powerhouse of Advanced Materials

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PPAP Reviews Using AI and Machine Learning

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2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

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Advancement of Spectrum Analysis Techniques for Tracking,...

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