London transport body to test battery-charging at bus stands
Scarcity of elements in products like smartphones needs addressing, say scientists
Many of today's technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials—elements—that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem ...
Beware the green car 'big switch'
Charging up an electric car can put as much strain on the energy grid as a small family home. So how can we embrace this new technology while keeping an eye on sustainability?
Microstructures embedded in materials using combined laser and plasma beams
Miniscule microstructures can be embedded in materials with laser beams. But a lot of energy is needed for this when it comes to transparent materials like glass. So, researchers sought out a more efficient ...
Wanxiang increases bid to win Fisker asset sale
Participants in a bankruptcy auction for failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive say Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group has won with a bid of more than $149 million.
Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Hybrid offers $55M for bankrupt Fisker in bid war (Update)
Hybrid Technology, led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, has bid $55 million for Fisker Automotive's assets, just days after a bankruptcy judge in Delaware rejected Hybrid's plan to take over the failed electric-vehicle ...
Fisker bankruptcy bidding heats up quickly
A group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li is offering $55 million at auction for Fisker Automotive, just days after a judge rejected a private sale of the failed electric-vehicle manufacturer.
New energy harvesting technology set to reduce number of open-heart surgeries
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new technology that could dramatically reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for people with pacemakers.
Graphene on its way to conquer Silicon Valley
The remarkable material graphene promises a wide range of applications in future electronics that could complement or replace traditional silicon technology. Researchers of the Electronic Properties of Materials ...
Electric hybrid drives for aircraft
In cooperation with several partners, Siemens has created its second aircraft powered by an electric series hybrid drive system. The two-seat DA36 E-Star 2 plane recently made its one-hour maiden flight and ...
Ferroelectric-graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing
Researchers at MIT have proposed a new system that combines ferroelectric materials—the kind often used for data storage—with graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon known for its exceptional electronic ...
New hybrid technology set to change the future of renewables
A new hybrid technology that integrates wind and solar power generation is set to overcome many of the problems associated with traditional renewable power systems and revolutionise the green energy sector.
New technique to improve quality control of lithium-ion batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium-ion batteries as they are being manufactured, a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes ...