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Power harvesting paint monitors structural safety

Power harvesting paint monitors structural safety

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2012
Rap music powers medical sensor

Rap music powers medical sensor

The driving bass rhythm of rap music can be harnessed to power a new type of miniature medical sensor designed to be implanted in the body.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 27, 2012
Autonomous microrockets for biomedical and industrial use

Autonomous microrockets for biomedical and industrial use

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have recently published research into bubble propelled microrockets for use in the human stomach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 26, 2012
Lowest energy nonvolatile memory

Lowest energy nonvolatile memory

Ramtron International Corporation, developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced the world's lowest energy nonvolatile memory product.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 25, 2012
Solar energy harvesting:           Is scaling up the only way forward?

Solar energy harvesting: Is scaling up the only way forward?

IDTechEx's Energy Harvesting & WSN conference in Berlin, on May 15 and 16 this year (www.IDTechEx.com/EH ) will focus both on wireless sensors as well as the photovoltaic and other harvesting technologies that are being integrated and are creating exciting new market segments for solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 24, 2012
Tweaking solar cells leads to greater efficiency

Tweaking solar cells leads to greater efficiency

Researchers from the University at Buffalo, Army Research Laboratory and Air Force Office of Scientific Research have developed a new, nanomaterials-based technology that has the potential to increase the efficiency of photovoltaic cells up to 45 percent.
External Company Press Release
BACnet offering extended to wireless via EnOcean

BACnet offering extended to wireless via EnOcean

BACnet building automation products from KMC Controls has now been augmented to include wireless sensors. These new sensors employ EnOcean energy-harvesting wireless technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2012
Research into energy harvesting for smartphones

Research into energy harvesting for smartphones

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge led by Professor Arokia Nathan are working on harvesting energy from light to power an OLED display in a step towards energy harvesting for smartphones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 20, 2012
Energy harvesting stroller

Energy harvesting stroller

A cell phone-charging, mileage-counting, LCD-sporting stroller, with generators in the rear wheels that charge it as you walk.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 19, 2012
Scientists harness optical tornadoes

Scientists harness optical tornadoes

Boston University researchers have demonstrated a new way to efficiently trap and enhance light in nanoscale structures and nanopatterned thin films, which can significantly improve performance of photonic and electronic devices such as nanosensors, thin-film organic solar cells and optical nanochips.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2012
Harvesting power from breathing

Harvesting power from breathing

An industrial designer based in London, has created AIRE, a concept mask that converts wind energy (provided by the wearer's breath) into electricity for the recharging of small electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2012
Bacteria could light up neon signs using biopixels

Bacteria could light up neon signs using biopixels

In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 13, 2012
Solar power for Kindle

Solar power for Kindle

Amazon Kindle owners can now harness the power of the sun to illuminate and charge their e-readers, using the new SolarKindle Lighted Cover, which was unveiled at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 12, 2012
2012: Pushing forward with innovation in energy harvesting

2012: Pushing forward with innovation in energy harvesting

2011 turned out to be a very interesting year for energy harvesting, full of scientific advances, technology breakthroughs and new product developments. IDTechEx predicts that the trend is set to continue, with further developments expected in 2012, along with expansion of commercialization efforts which will push energy harvesting adoption forward.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 11, 2012
Wave power harvesting devices tested

Wave power harvesting devices tested

Eco Wave Power has completed the construction and testing phase of its first sea wave energy generation models the "Wave Clapper", and the "Power Wing".
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance members demonstrate advances

EnOcean Alliance members demonstrate advances

This year marks a milestone in the history of the Alliance since there will be three "world's first" product announcements made at AHR.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 10, 2012
New idea for harnessing wind power

New idea for harnessing wind power

Through incorporating Invelox, a technology exclusive to SheerWind, wind speed is increased to improve power output and efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 9, 2012
Graphene can behave like a piezoelectric material

Graphene can behave like a piezoelectric material

Engineers at the University of Houston have used quantum mechanical calculations to show that by creating holes of a specific pattern in a sheet of graphene, they can make graphene behave like a piezoelectric material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 5, 2012
Airborne wind turbines, energy from high altitude

Airborne wind turbines, energy from high altitude

Makani Power is developing Airborne Wind Turbines to extract energy from the powerful, consistent winds at high altitudes.
External Company Press Release
New Energy appoints business partnering and scientific experts

New Energy appoints business partnering and scientific experts

New Energy Technologies, Inc. a developer of technologies for generating sustainable electricity, is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Scott R. Hammond as Principal Scientist, and Dr. Christopher M. Harris to the Company's Board of Advisors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2012
Rap music powers medical sensor

Rap music powers medical sensor

The driving bass rhythm of rap music can be harnessed to power a new type of miniature medical sensor designed to be implanted in the body.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 26, 2012
Lowest energy nonvolatile memory

Lowest energy nonvolatile memory

Ramtron International Corporation, developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced the world's lowest energy nonvolatile memory product.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 24, 2012
Tweaking solar cells leads to greater efficiency

Tweaking solar cells leads to greater efficiency

Researchers from the University at Buffalo, Army Research Laboratory and Air Force Office of Scientific Research have developed a new, nanomaterials-based technology that has the potential to increase the efficiency of photovoltaic cells up to 45 percent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2012
Research into energy harvesting for smartphones

Research into energy harvesting for smartphones

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge led by Professor Arokia Nathan are working on harvesting energy from light to power an OLED display in a step towards energy harvesting for smartphones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 19, 2012
Scientists harness optical tornadoes

Scientists harness optical tornadoes

Boston University researchers have demonstrated a new way to efficiently trap and enhance light in nanoscale structures and nanopatterned thin films, which can significantly improve performance of photonic and electronic devices such as nanosensors, thin-film organic solar cells and optical nanochips.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2012
Bacteria could light up neon signs using biopixels

Bacteria could light up neon signs using biopixels

In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 12, 2012
2012: Pushing forward with innovation in energy harvesting

2012: Pushing forward with innovation in energy harvesting

2011 turned out to be a very interesting year for energy harvesting, full of scientific advances, technology breakthroughs and new product developments. IDTechEx predicts that the trend is set to continue, with further developments expected in 2012, along with expansion of commercialization efforts which will push energy harvesting adoption forward.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance members demonstrate advances

EnOcean Alliance members demonstrate advances

This year marks a milestone in the history of the Alliance since there will be three "world's first" product announcements made at AHR.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 9, 2012
Graphene can behave like a piezoelectric material

Graphene can behave like a piezoelectric material

Engineers at the University of Houston have used quantum mechanical calculations to show that by creating holes of a specific pattern in a sheet of graphene, they can make graphene behave like a piezoelectric material.
External Company Press Release
New Energy appoints business partnering and scientific experts

New Energy appoints business partnering and scientific experts

New Energy Technologies, Inc. a developer of technologies for generating sustainable electricity, is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Scott R. Hammond as Principal Scientist, and Dr. Christopher M. Harris to the Company's Board of Advisors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 27, 2012
Autonomous microrockets for biomedical and industrial use

Autonomous microrockets for biomedical and industrial use

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have recently published research into bubble propelled microrockets for use in the human stomach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 25, 2012
Solar energy harvesting:           Is scaling up the only way forward?

Solar energy harvesting: Is scaling up the only way forward?

IDTechEx's Energy Harvesting & WSN conference in Berlin, on May 15 and 16 this year (www.IDTechEx.com/EH ) will focus both on wireless sensors as well as the photovoltaic and other harvesting technologies that are being integrated and are creating exciting new market segments for solar cells.
External Company Press Release
BACnet offering extended to wireless via EnOcean

BACnet offering extended to wireless via EnOcean

BACnet building automation products from KMC Controls has now been augmented to include wireless sensors. These new sensors employ EnOcean energy-harvesting wireless technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 20, 2012
Energy harvesting stroller

Energy harvesting stroller

A cell phone-charging, mileage-counting, LCD-sporting stroller, with generators in the rear wheels that charge it as you walk.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2012
Harvesting power from breathing

Harvesting power from breathing

An industrial designer based in London, has created AIRE, a concept mask that converts wind energy (provided by the wearer's breath) into electricity for the recharging of small electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 13, 2012
Solar power for Kindle

Solar power for Kindle

Amazon Kindle owners can now harness the power of the sun to illuminate and charge their e-readers, using the new SolarKindle Lighted Cover, which was unveiled at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 11, 2012
Wave power harvesting devices tested

Wave power harvesting devices tested

Eco Wave Power has completed the construction and testing phase of its first sea wave energy generation models the "Wave Clapper", and the "Power Wing".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 10, 2012
New idea for harnessing wind power

New idea for harnessing wind power

Through incorporating Invelox, a technology exclusive to SheerWind, wind speed is increased to improve power output and efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 5, 2012
Airborne wind turbines, energy from high altitude

Airborne wind turbines, energy from high altitude

Makani Power is developing Airborne Wind Turbines to extract energy from the powerful, consistent winds at high altitudes.
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