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Lithium and gallium compounds in the new electronics and electrics

Lithium and gallium compounds in the new electronics and electrics

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2012
Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN

Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN

Recently there has been consolidation in the RTLS and WSN market, with acquisitions of companies such as Aeroscout, MicroStrain and Dust Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2012
Upcoming highlights at Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012

Upcoming highlights at Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012

Working on developing prototypes and innovative products incorporating wireless sensor and energy harvesting technologies, presentations from electronics giant Intel and innovative start-up NovioTech will excite attendees with their proposed solutions to achieve optimized power consumption performance characteristics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2012
Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things

Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things

The Internet of Things was conceived in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998.
External Company Press Release
Imec and Solvay announce world record efficiency for organic PV module

Imec and Solvay announce world record efficiency for organic PV module

Imec and the chemicals company Solvay have announced an organic photovoltaic module with a world-record certified efficiency of 5.5 percent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2012
Plastic solar cells cheaper and more sustainable

Plastic solar cells cheaper and more sustainable

A Flinders University researcher has been developing a cheaper and faster way of making large-scale plastic solar cells using a lamination technique, paving the way for a lucrative new clean energy industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2012
Thermoelectric material is world's best

Thermoelectric material is world's best

Northwestern University scientists claim they have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2012
Predicting wave power

Predicting wave power

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that, when used in conjunction with previously-developed wave prediction technology, helps Wave Energy Converters calculate the correct amount of force needed to collect the maximum energy possible, allowing the device to respond to each wave individually.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2012
Big future for titanium compounds in the new electronics and electrics

Big future for titanium compounds in the new electronics and electrics

This article shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world's largest chemical companies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2012
Energy Harvesting: The winning commercialization strategies

Energy Harvesting: The winning commercialization strategies

A large number of energy harvesting devices, energy storage components and associated electronics now exist. In many cases they are not all available in mass volumes today but certainly in volumes high enough for initial adoption. So who has the most successful model so far?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2012
New piezoelectric material

New piezoelectric material

Teijin Limited and Kansai University have announced that Teijin's New Films Development Section and Professor Yoshiro Tajitsu, Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, have developed a flexible, transparent piezoelectric material that demonstrates unprecedented piezoelectric effects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2012
Spinach power gets a major boost

Spinach power gets a major boost

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2012
Wind could meet world power demand by 2030

Wind could meet world power demand by 2030

Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world's total energy needs within the next two decades.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2012
Semiconductors grown on graphene

Semiconductors grown on graphene

Semiconductors grown on graphene could become the basis for new types of device systems, and could transform the semiconductor industry by introducing graphene as a preferred substrate for many applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 12, 2012
Measuring glucose without needle pricks

Measuring glucose without needle pricks

The minimal size is not the only thing that provides a substantial advantage over previous biosensors of this type. In addition, the sensor consumes substantially less power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 11, 2012
IDTechEx co-locates Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting & Storage

IDTechEx co-locates Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting & Storage

IDTechEx is co-locating the Printed Electronics and Energy Harvesting and Storage, Wireless Sensor Networks in Europe in 2013.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2012
Walking charger embedded in footwear

Walking charger embedded in footwear

The Walking Charger allows users to charge the batteries in their mobile electronics devices anytime, anywhere - just by walking.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2012
$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices

$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices

Penn State, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University will collaborate on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2012
Intelligent lighting: realising responsive, smart illumination

Intelligent lighting: realising responsive, smart illumination

The concept of intelligent lighting has drastically changed in recent years, moving away from applications relating to stage lighting and non-stationary illumination in order to encompass sustainability in energy consumption, through the ability to wirelessly control on/off and dimming/brightening functions according to sensory input from the environment of operation.
External Company Press Release
XTRION N.V. completes MicroGen series A round

XTRION N.V. completes MicroGen series A round

MicroGen Systems, Inc. has announced that XTRION N.V. completed the first investment round of the company.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2012
Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN

Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN

Recently there has been consolidation in the RTLS and WSN market, with acquisitions of companies such as Aeroscout, MicroStrain and Dust Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2012
Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things

Wireless Sensor Networks and the new Internet of Things

The Internet of Things was conceived in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2012
Plastic solar cells cheaper and more sustainable

Plastic solar cells cheaper and more sustainable

A Flinders University researcher has been developing a cheaper and faster way of making large-scale plastic solar cells using a lamination technique, paving the way for a lucrative new clean energy industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2012
Predicting wave power

Predicting wave power

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that, when used in conjunction with previously-developed wave prediction technology, helps Wave Energy Converters calculate the correct amount of force needed to collect the maximum energy possible, allowing the device to respond to each wave individually.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2012
Energy Harvesting: The winning commercialization strategies

Energy Harvesting: The winning commercialization strategies

A large number of energy harvesting devices, energy storage components and associated electronics now exist. In many cases they are not all available in mass volumes today but certainly in volumes high enough for initial adoption. So who has the most successful model so far?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2012
Spinach power gets a major boost

Spinach power gets a major boost

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2012
Semiconductors grown on graphene

Semiconductors grown on graphene

Semiconductors grown on graphene could become the basis for new types of device systems, and could transform the semiconductor industry by introducing graphene as a preferred substrate for many applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 11, 2012
IDTechEx co-locates Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting & Storage

IDTechEx co-locates Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting & Storage

IDTechEx is co-locating the Printed Electronics and Energy Harvesting and Storage, Wireless Sensor Networks in Europe in 2013.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2012
$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices

$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices

Penn State, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University will collaborate on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it.
External Company Press Release
XTRION N.V. completes MicroGen series A round

XTRION N.V. completes MicroGen series A round

MicroGen Systems, Inc. has announced that XTRION N.V. completed the first investment round of the company.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2012
Upcoming highlights at Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012

Upcoming highlights at Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012

Working on developing prototypes and innovative products incorporating wireless sensor and energy harvesting technologies, presentations from electronics giant Intel and innovative start-up NovioTech will excite attendees with their proposed solutions to achieve optimized power consumption performance characteristics.
External Company Press Release
Imec and Solvay announce world record efficiency for organic PV module

Imec and Solvay announce world record efficiency for organic PV module

Imec and the chemicals company Solvay have announced an organic photovoltaic module with a world-record certified efficiency of 5.5 percent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2012
Thermoelectric material is world's best

Thermoelectric material is world's best

Northwestern University scientists claim they have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2012
Big future for titanium compounds in the new electronics and electrics

Big future for titanium compounds in the new electronics and electrics

This article shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world's largest chemical companies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2012
New piezoelectric material

New piezoelectric material

Teijin Limited and Kansai University have announced that Teijin's New Films Development Section and Professor Yoshiro Tajitsu, Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, have developed a flexible, transparent piezoelectric material that demonstrates unprecedented piezoelectric effects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2012
Wind could meet world power demand by 2030

Wind could meet world power demand by 2030

Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world's total energy needs within the next two decades.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 12, 2012
Measuring glucose without needle pricks

Measuring glucose without needle pricks

The minimal size is not the only thing that provides a substantial advantage over previous biosensors of this type. In addition, the sensor consumes substantially less power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2012
Walking charger embedded in footwear

Walking charger embedded in footwear

The Walking Charger allows users to charge the batteries in their mobile electronics devices anytime, anywhere - just by walking.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2012
Intelligent lighting: realising responsive, smart illumination

Intelligent lighting: realising responsive, smart illumination

The concept of intelligent lighting has drastically changed in recent years, moving away from applications relating to stage lighting and non-stationary illumination in order to encompass sustainability in energy consumption, through the ability to wirelessly control on/off and dimming/brightening functions according to sensory input from the environment of operation.
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