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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara launch “Shaping Smarter Cities” video series

06/23/2017

Mouser Electronics Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara for the Shaping Smarter Cities project, the newest series in the successful

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Multifunctional catalyst for poison-resistant hydrogen fuel cells

06/22/2017

Kyushu, Japan--Demand for eco-friendly fuel sources is increasing as the goal of weaning off our reliance on fossil fuels becomes commonly recognized. Hydrogen represents a possible sustainable fuel source when it is produced from water and burned with oxygen because only water is released as a

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How protons move through a fuel cell

06/22/2017

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton conductivity is crucial for the latter; protons, i.e. positively charged hydrogen ions, are formed from hydrogen, which is used to power

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Deadline nearing to enter Create the Future Design Contest

06/22/2017

Time is running out to enter the Create the Future Design Contest, an exciting challenge — sponsored by Mouser Electronics

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New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

06/21/2017

Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a 'clean' process using solar energy. Undertaken by University of Adelaide in collaboration

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Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power

06/21/2017

Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional

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Elektrobit and NXP collaborate on new platform for highly automated driving

06/21/2017

SAN JOSE, California – Elektrobit (EB) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced a collaboration to deliver a powerful new development platform that integrates the NXP BlueBox Automated Drive Development Platform and Elektrobit’s EB robinos software framework for highly automated

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Changing how solar power rolls

06/20/2017

Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array design that rolls up to form a compact cylinder for launch with significantly

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Illuminating a better way to calculate excitation energy

06/20/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2017 -- Glow sticks, like those brandished by trick-or-treaters and partygoers, light up due to excited electrons of the molecules in the contained fluorescent dye. Electrons accept the exciting energy from a chemical reaction that results when an inner tube in the glow

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Getting the biggest bang out of plasma jets

06/20/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bursts of plasma, called plasma jets, have numerous uses ranging from the development of more efficient engines, which could one day send spacecraft to Mars, to industrial uses like spraying nanomaterial coatings on 3-D objects. Capillary discharge plasma jets are

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