Students produce energy from movement of leg brace
Rice University engineering students have created an energy-generating knee brace that they hope may someday help power artificial hearts.
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University ...
Image: Orion test lab mockup for next flight completed
The construction of an Orion crew module and crew module adapter full-scale mockup has been completed at the Lockheed Martin Littleton, Colorado facility. This mockup was transferred to the Orion Test Lab ...
Japan nuclear watchdog approves one more reactor
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restart one more atomic reactor, weeks after the government said a fifth of the country's electricity supply should come from atomic power.
Students build portable hybrid power system to help in natural disasters
When natural disasters like the earthquakes in Nepal or the volcano eruption in Chile occur, one of the most pressing issues hindering rescue efforts is the loss of electricity.
Artificial muscles get graphene boost
Researchers in South Korea have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles.
'Very exciting time' ahead for power industry, energy expert says
New developments in the field of power electronics could lead to greater flexibility for the nation's electrical power grid, says an expert in power engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.