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IDTechEx TVUltralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Jul 18, 2018 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.
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A rollercoaster which charges your phone

A rollercoaster which charges your phone

Apr 6, 2018 United Kingdom
Kinetic energy includes everything from the g-force and vibrations of the ride to the screams of the users. The devices fitted on to the train's carriages capture this energy before converting into electrical energy, which is stored in a power management unit throughout the day. This unit is then removed from the carriages by staff and deposited into the on-site mobile charging point, allowing guests to charge their mobile phone.
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Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Mar 27, 2018 Netherlands
Electric cars are seen as the sustainable future of transport. But they are only truly sustainable if the electricity used to charge them comes from sustainable sources and not from fossil fuels.