Google Glass and Apple iWatch inspire carbon nanotube fiber batteries
Researchers use liquid inks to create better solar cells
(Phys.org) —The basic function of solar cells is to harvest sunlight and turn it into electricity. Thus, it is critically important that the film that collects the light on the surface of the cell is designed ...
Study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater
Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT.
New graphene framework bridges gap between traditional capacitors, batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA have set the stage for a watershed in mobile energy storage by using a special graphene material to significantly boost the ...
Qi wireless charging standard offers more design freedom
Improved method for isotope enrichment could secure a vital global commodity
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imaging and ...
AMD reveals plans for 25x efficiency gains by 2020
Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update)
Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity
Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such ...
New super waterproof surfaces cause water to bounce like a ball
(Phys.org) —In a basement lab on BYU's campus, mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett analyzes water as it bounces like a ball and rolls down a ramp.
Engineers invent a way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body
A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or ...
Improved supercapacitors for super batteries, electric vehicles
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, ...
Flexible battery, no lithium required
(Phys.org) —A Rice University laboratory has flexible, portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage.