energy harvesting

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November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot that moves is constrained in one way or another...
November 1, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, David L. Chandler, 15 Feb 2018
Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the subject of much research in recent years. Now...
October 22, 2018 | Source: Military & Areospace Magazine, militaryaerospace.com, 13 September 2018, John Keller
Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) power experts at Applied Physical Sciences (APS) Corp. in Groton, Conn., are moving forward with a project to develop a highly customized high-...
October 8, 2018 | Source: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, discovery.kaust.edu.sa, 8 Apr 2018, KAUST News Staff
Standalone power modules that harvest and convert vibrations from their surroundings into electricity could soon fuel future microsystems. Autonomy is a much-anticipated feature...
May 7, 2018 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 26 Jan 2018, John Toon
The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a switch to air-stable diode materials...
April 8, 2018 | Source: University of Basel, unibas.ch, 13 June 2017, Bert Müller
Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of...
March 26, 2018 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, nrl.navy.mil, 4 Jan 2018, Daniel Parry
A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of...
December 18, 2017 | Source: Exxon Mobile Energy Factor, energyfactor.exxonmobil.com, 28 September 2017
On paper, the idea is brilliant: Capture carbon dioxide molecules from a power plant’s emissions before they reach the atmosphere, while also generating power. The concept,...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Penn State News, news.psu.edu, 3 Nov 2017, Walt Mills
Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making them a candidate for antireflective coatings, according...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 9 Oct 2017, John Toon
Using flexible conducting polymers and novel circuitry patterns printed on paper, researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators that can...