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Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Sep 18, 2018
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
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Organic photovoltaic: analysis of technology and commercial progress

Organic photovoltaic: analysis of technology and commercial progress

Aug 6, 2018
Organic photovoltaics were once considered the next generation of photovoltaic technology. They had huge hype because they had a seductive value proposition: R2R printing of high-performance, robust and flexible solar cells over large areas using low-cost materials and low CapEx high-throughput equipment. progress
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IDTechEx TVUltralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Jul 18, 2018 1 United States
OPENER has revealed BlackFly; the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle with simple controls requiring no special skills to master and operate safely.
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Electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting

Electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting

Jul 13, 2018 Japan
An electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting technology can be used to provide a display on batteryless Internet of Things devices.
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Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Jun 8, 2018 Canada
Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
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IDTechEx TVMarcus Taylor, CEO of Silent Sensors was interviewed at IDTechEx Show!

Marcus Taylor, CEO of Silent Sensors was interviewed at IDTechEx Show!

Jun 7, 2018
At the IDTechEx Show! Europe, Silent Sensors introduced a new supercapacitor that is very flexible and able to withstand high temperatures, which is necessary for tire manufacture and production.
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Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

May 21, 2018 United States
Designed for embedding in space-constrained consumer designs like smart cards or hearing aids, the new chip builds on Powercast's existing Powerharvester receiver (PCC110), which has been deployed in industrial and commercial wireless power systems for seven years.
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New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

May 8, 2018 United States
This technology is critical for tomorrow's unmanned aerial vehicles, solar cars and other electric vehicles. It can be used to generate substantial power over small surfaces with minimal impact to vehicle design criteria.
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Megawatt Smart Windows: Current Overview

Megawatt Smart Windows: Current Overview

May 2, 2018
This article provides an overview smart windows.
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Examples of Thermoelectric Progress in 2018

Examples of Thermoelectric Progress in 2018

Apr 23, 2018 Worldwide
In thermoelectrics TE, there is currently no huge reinvention at the applicational level as with solar roads and windows reinventing photovoltaics or at the technology level as with airborne wind energy reinventing electrodynamic harvesting of wind.
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Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Apr 18, 2018 United States
Engineers have developed a thin-film system that can be applied to sources of waste heat to produce energy at levels unprecedented for this kind of technology.