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Ultrasound Waves Power Piezoelectric Implant Device Wirelessly

Ultrasound Waves Power Piezoelectric Implant Device Wirelessly

Researchers at Stanford University have developed an ultrasound-powered, tiny electronic device for medical implant applications. These devices can be powered wirelessly, and now the researchers are trying to further reduce its size. [More]
Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Nanyang Technology University (NTU) scientists have developed the next generation of batteries that have a 20-year lifespan and last for 10,000 recharge cycles. These batteries can be rapidly recharged up to 70% of their capacity within a short duration of two minutes. [More]
Scientists Develop Early-Warning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists Develop Early-Warning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

A “smart" lithium-ion battery developed by scientists at Stanford University has a warning system that alerts users in advance if the battery is getting overheated and may burst into flames. [More]
New Terahertz Plasma Diagnostic System for Nuclear Fusion Reactors

New Terahertz Plasma Diagnostic System for Nuclear Fusion Reactors

Engineers at Lancaster University are reinventing a Terahertz vacuum electron device for monitoring of plasma turbulence in nuclear fusion reactors. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has provided £450,000 for the study, which is being done by a collaborative group of researchers from the University of Leeds, the Beijing Vacuum Electronics Research Institute and the University of California Davis. [More]
New Insight into the Rapid Charging and Draining of Lithium Batteries

New Insight into the Rapid Charging and Draining of Lithium Batteries

Researchers from the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are challenging the prevailing view that the rapid charging and draining of lithium ion batteries is damaging and have discovered a new way to think about battery degradation. [More]
New Semiconducting Material to Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency

New Semiconducting Material to Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have unexpectedly discovered a new semiconducting material that can improve the efficiency of fuel cells by operating at a significantly lower temperature. [More]
Landis+Gyr Inks €60 Million Contract to Deliver ‘Linky’ Meters to ERDF

Landis+Gyr Inks €60 Million Contract to Deliver ‘Linky’ Meters to ERDF

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, announced today the signing of a contract worth approximately €60 million to deliver ‘Linky’ meters to ERDF. Landis+Gyris one of the leading suppliers for this strategic programme. From the beginning of the project, Landis+Gyrhas taken part in both designing and testing of the ‘Linky’ meter, in accordance with ERDF specifications. The meter is based on PLC (Power Line Communication) technology. [More]
TUM Researchers Observe Live Inner Workings of Battery to Solve Lithium Plating Mystery

TUM Researchers Observe Live Inner Workings of Battery to Solve Lithium Plating Mystery

Technische Universität München (TUM) researchers have succeeded in observing the inner functioning of a battery without causing any damage to it. This study has enabled them to solve the lithium plating mystery. [More]
NASA Announces Selection of Proposals for Improved Energy Storage Devices

NASA Announces Selection of Proposals for Improved Energy Storage Devices

NASA has announced the selection of four new proposals regarding advanced energy storage devices, which will aid the agency’s future human- and robotic-exploration missions. NASA requires advanced energy generation and storage devices capable of withstanding challenging environments encountered in the agency’s missions. These awards will help the development of such novel energy storage devices. [More]
Used-Cigarette Butts Converted into High-Performing Material to Store Energy

Used-Cigarette Butts Converted into High-Performing Material to Store Energy

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. [More]