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2012-03-02 14:18:32

Research will lead to better more efficient harvesting devices Scientists working as part of the Metrology for Energy Harvesting Project have developed a new model to deliver the maximum power output for piezoelectric energy harvesters. Piezoelectric materials convert electrical energy into a strain (or vice-versa). The best known use of piezoelectricity is for medical ultrasound. Piezoelectric energy harvesters utilise energy from unwanted mechanical vibrations, such as the rattling...

2012-02-22 14:58:00

Never get stranded with a dead cell phone again. A promising new technology called Power Felt, a thermoelectric device that converts body heat into an electrical current, soon could create enough juice to make another call simply by touching it. Developed by researchers in the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University, Power Felt is comprised of tiny carbon nanotubes locked up in flexible plastic fibers and made to feel like fabric. The technology uses...

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2011-08-23 16:37:57

  Human gait could soon power portable electronics If the vision of Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor comes to fruition, one day soon your cellphone – or just about any other portable electronic device – could be powered by simply taking a walk. In a paper appearing this week (Aug. 23) in the journal Nature Communications, Krupenkin and Taylor, both engineering researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, describe a new energy-harvesting technology that...

2011-03-17 09:19:00

GENEVA, GRENOBLE, France and FREIBURG, Germany, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), ARaymond and Micropelt today announced that they are jointly presenting thermal-energy harvesting-based solutions to power 'smart sensors' and 'smart microsystems' at the Hannover Fair under the common theme of 'Green Solutions.' The three companies are partnering to exhibit the entire value chain of self-sustaining wireless systems in a joint booth (Hall 8, D26). Wireless...

2010-12-09 04:35:03

Paves the way toward widespread energy harvesting, generating self-sufficient power from the surrounding environment Tokyo, Dec 9, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light. With this single device, it is possible to derive energy from two separate sources, which previously could only be handled by combining individual devices....

2010-05-18 03:00:00

GENEVA and FREIBURG, Germany, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the world's number one supplier of semiconductors for power and power management applications, and Micropelt GmbH, a young German company specializing in novel thin film thermoelectric devices, have announced a jointly-developed autonomous wireless sensor evaluation kit. The TE-Power NODE evaluation kit combines Micropelt's Thermogenerator and ST's EnFilm(TM) solid-state thin-film battery as...


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