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Government investment drives UK lead in IoT

Government investment drives UK lead in IoT

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2014
Assessing the applications for the Internet of Things without the hype

Assessing the applications for the Internet of Things without the hype

The IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications taking place on November 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA is unique in terms of addressing the applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) - for consumers, industry and governments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2014
First demonstration of a self-powered cardiac pacemaker

First demonstration of a self-powered cardiac pacemaker

Researchers have developed a self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker that is operated semi-permanently by a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2014
UAVs can recharge their batteries by perching on power lines

UAVs can recharge their batteries by perching on power lines

Researchers developed a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can perch on a power line like a bird. This opens up the possibility for UAVs to recharge their batteries using the magnetic fields emitted by power lines.
External Company Press Release
DC/DC converter with energy harvesting battery charger

DC/DC converter with energy harvesting battery charger

Linear Technology announces the LTC3331, a complete energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2014
Quantifying the Internet of Things Market

Quantifying the Internet of Things Market

Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping.
External Company Press Release
Testing of 200 watt high temperature thermoelectric generator

Testing of 200 watt high temperature thermoelectric generator

GMZ Energy has announced the successful demonstration of a TEG designed for automotive waste heat recapture.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2014
Affordable battery alternative

Affordable battery alternative

Scientists explain how a modified version of a Li-ion battery anode could allow manufacturers to replace the lithium with a more common element.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 10, 2014
Research leads to sensor breakthrough

Research leads to sensor breakthrough

An efficient method of harvesting mechanical energy to power autonomous sensor networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2014
Ludgate-WIKA Joint Venture restart for German smart home specialist

Ludgate-WIKA Joint Venture restart for German smart home specialist

Micropelt GmbH, the developer, producer and marketer of advanced energy harvesting devices core to the 'smart home', has received a significant boost in the form of an investment by the Ludgate Environmental Fund and WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co.
External Company Press Release
£2.5m available for energy harvesting R&D'

£2.5m available for energy harvesting R&D'

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £2.5m to support the development of low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous electronic systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2014
Rare chemical phenomenon could be harnessed to harvest solar energy

Rare chemical phenomenon could be harnessed to harvest solar energy

A team of international scientists has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2014
New nanotech may provide power storage in cables, clothes

New nanotech may provide power storage in cables, clothes

Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket? Sounds like science fiction, but it may become a reality thanks to breakthrough technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2014
Assessing the applications for the Internet of Things without the hype

Assessing the applications for the Internet of Things without the hype

The IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications taking place on November 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA is unique in terms of addressing the applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) - for consumers, industry and governments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2014
UAVs can recharge their batteries by perching on power lines

UAVs can recharge their batteries by perching on power lines

Researchers developed a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can perch on a power line like a bird. This opens up the possibility for UAVs to recharge their batteries using the magnetic fields emitted by power lines.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2014
Quantifying the Internet of Things Market

Quantifying the Internet of Things Market

Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2014
Affordable battery alternative

Affordable battery alternative

Scientists explain how a modified version of a Li-ion battery anode could allow manufacturers to replace the lithium with a more common element.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2014
Ludgate-WIKA Joint Venture restart for German smart home specialist

Ludgate-WIKA Joint Venture restart for German smart home specialist

Micropelt GmbH, the developer, producer and marketer of advanced energy harvesting devices core to the 'smart home', has received a significant boost in the form of an investment by the Ludgate Environmental Fund and WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2014
Rare chemical phenomenon could be harnessed to harvest solar energy

Rare chemical phenomenon could be harnessed to harvest solar energy

A team of international scientists has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet light.
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