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Energy Harvesting

Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2019
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2019
Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a university professor to make his own discoveries - which are now helping to lead the way for advancements in self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 19, 2019
Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2019
Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Fiber-based electronics are expected to play a vital role in next-generation wearable electronics. Woven into textiles, they can provide higher durability, comfort, and integrated multi-functionality. A research team has developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2019
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2019
Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to new research. Using a dime-sized invention the kinetic energy of the heart can be converted into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 1, 2019
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2019
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2019
Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Fiber-based electronics are expected to play a vital role in next-generation wearable electronics. Woven into textiles, they can provide higher durability, comfort, and integrated multi-functionality. A research team has developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2019
Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

Harvesting the heart's energy to power life saving devices

The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to new research. Using a dime-sized invention the kinetic energy of the heart can be converted into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2019
Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a university professor to make his own discoveries - which are now helping to lead the way for advancements in self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 19, 2019
Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2019
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 1, 2019
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
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