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Multiple Companies Fund NuCurrent's Commercial Development

October 22, 2014 5:08 pm | by NuCurrent | News | Comments

Integrators continue to turn to NuCurrent to help build in efficient wireless power capabilities into accessories, smartphones, cars, and the places people visit every day like the coffee shop and office. With NuCurrent’s technology, consumer products benefit from improved simultaneous charging of multiple devices with different power requirements...

The Next Era in Power Electronics

October 22, 2014 1:40 pm | by Mike Sherman, Managing Partner, Chrysalix EVC | Articles | Comments

It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the power generated around the world is lost as heat...

Researchers Build "Smart City" to Test Smart Grid Technologies

October 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University | News | Comments

Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington...

Leaded RF Chokes with High Current Capability

October 22, 2014 9:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced new EPCOS leaded...

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AITEX is Developing Intelligent Autonomous Clothing with Farsens Chips

October 16, 2014 4:15 pm | News | Comments

AITEX is developing technical textiles to act as antennas that harvest energy from RF fields. This energy is used by Farsens RFID chip to drive embedded sensors such as those monitoring temperature or heartbeat.

Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Synthesized in Microwave Oven

October 15, 2014 10:01 am | by Umeå University | News | Comments

The world’s rapidly growing demand for energy and the requirement of sustainable energy production calls for an urgent change in today’s fossil fuel based energy system. Research groups worldwide work intensively to develop novel advanced energy conversion and storage systems...

A Novel Platform for Future Spintronic Technologies

October 13, 2014 11:44 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

Spintronics is an emerging field of technology where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than their charge. The field can bring significant advantages to computer technology, combining higher speeds with lower energy consumption. Spintronic circuits need ways to control electron spin without interference from electron charge...

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EPCOS Active Harmonic Filters for Optimized Power Quality

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has developed the new EPCOS PQSine series of active harmonic filters that optimize power quality...

Solar Energy Storage Systems for Residential and Commercial Applications

October 13, 2014 10:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery announced that VARTA Storage GmbH is featuring the Engion Series of energy storage systems...

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

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New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

September 29, 2014 11:09 am | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy use.

Start-Up Expert Becomes New CEO of EnOcean

September 22, 2014 3:22 pm | by EnOcean | News | Comments

EnOcean today announced the appointment of Dr. Wald Siskens as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. In this position, he will further develop EnOcean’s business in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy for the core markets of building automation and smart home...

'Smart Material' Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Chewing

September 17, 2014 9:46 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing, and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable or wearable electronic devices...

GaN Systems to Show New Gallium Nitride High Power Transistors

September 15, 2014 3:02 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is showcasing its range of gallium nitride power transistors based on its proprietary Island Technology, which produces highly efficient, smaller transistors at lower cost than traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs...

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

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Grid Resistors Offer High Power Ratings

September 12, 2014 3:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, high-current grid resistors. Offering designers a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, Vishay Milwaukee GRE1 devices combine high power ratings to 6.5 kW and high operating temperatures to +400 °C with a robust design...

SX41 Series Planar Transformers

September 12, 2014 1:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive...

A Smart Fluorescent Antenna for Wi-Fi Applications

September 9, 2014 9:08 pm | by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) | News | Comments

A new invention uses ionized gas in fluorescent light tubes to transmit Internet wireless frequency signals throughout a building with the aid of already existing electrical wiring. Due to continuously evolving applications, the electronic ...

Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

Wind Energy Cuts the Electricity Bill

September 3, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

  The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained...

New Synthesis Method May Shape Future of Nanostructures, Clean Energy

September 2, 2014 2:17 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

A team of physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing advances to new sensor development...

A Smooth Take-Off and Landing on Energy Savings

August 26, 2014 1:03 pm | by Cheryl De Los Santos, Leviton Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) operates Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and nearby Ypsilanti’s Willow Run Airport. Throughout its history, WCAA has invested in numerous capital improvement projects to enhance the travel experience. Recently it sought to improve behind the scenes operations...

The Power of Salt

August 20, 2014 11:54 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power generation called pressure retarded osmosis, in which two streams of different salinity are mixed to produce energy...

Pushing the Boundaries of Efficiency

August 18, 2014 2:06 pm | by Duke University | Videos | Comments

Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly ...    

Recycling Batteries into Solar Cells

August 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free ...

Running on Waste Heat

August 11, 2014 1:16 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to ...    

Fusion Power in Our Future: Students Attend Science Research Camp

August 8, 2014 2:55 pm | by Ed Barmakian, The Altrernative Press | News | Comments

Dr. Sophia Gershman predicts that in 20 years there will be a practical use for fusion-produced energy fueled by plasma. Gershman is confident that it will happen because she sees the progress first-hand as a research associate at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory...

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