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Self-powered wireless light detectors

Light detectors are used extensively in daily life as brightness sensors and as receivers for remote control devices in electrical gadgets, for example. However, operating these detectors requires electrical energy, which ...

dateMar 12, 2014 in General Physics
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Smart grid for electric vehicle fleet

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany's largest charging station.

dateMar 05, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Kinetic battery chargers get a boost

New technology to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy has come a step closer thanks to research to be published in the International Journal Biomechatronics ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Caps not the culprit in nanotube chirality

(Phys.org) —A single-walled carbon nanotube grows from the round cap down, so it's logical to think the cap's formation determines what follows. But according to researchers at Rice University, that's not entirely so.

dateFeb 18, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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