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Stretchable Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices

08/22/2017

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used

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Biofuels From Bacteria

08/21/2017

LIVERMORE, Calif.--You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it's pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National

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aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

08/21/2017

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present

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Mouser Electronics Recognized with Top Awards for Excellence From its Supplier Partners

08/18/2017

Mouser Electronics, Inc., announced that it has received more than a dozen top business awards from its supplier partners for exemplary performance during 2016. Suppliers cited many criteria for the honors, including double-digit sales growth, fastest introduction of new product introductions

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Power Standards Lab to Observe Effects of North America's Electric Power Grids Response to the 2017 Eclipse, Live

08/18/2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- On Monday, August 21, North American power grids will be the subject of a celestial experiment: Now that there's lots of grid-connected solar power, what will happen when the sun abruptly vanishes? In California, Power Standards Lab has deployed precision grid instruments

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Candy Cane Supercapacitor Could Enable Fast Charging of Mobile Phones

08/16/2017

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers

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APEC 2018 Sponsors Expand Student Travel Support Program

08/16/2017

San Antonio, TX –  The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) have announced the expansion of the popular Student Attendance Travel Support Program. Awarding up to $1,000 per student to cover a portion of their travel and conference expenses, the program has been

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TTI Launches new, Responsive Design Website

08/16/2017

TTI, Inc., has announced the release of its new www.ttieurope.com website. The site is the latest TTI web property to undergo enhancement and conversion onto TTI’s new Web Content Management platform, following TTI Global, www.ttii.com,

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Buildings to Generate Their own Power With Innovative Glass Blocks

08/15/2017

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology. Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter are developing a pioneering new technique that could accelerate the widespread introduction

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Deep-UV Probing Method Detects Electron Transfer in Photovoltaics

08/15/2017

Sensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic

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