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2012-09-03 22:20:24

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MicroGen Systems, Inc. ("MicroGen") announced today that XTRION N.V. ("XTRION"), a closely held holding company located in Tessenderloo, Belgium, completed the first investment round of the company. The oversubscribed raise was a total of $2.6M, which includes non-dilutive funds equaling $800K from a separate licensing agreement, and a contract with the NY State Energy Research Development Authority (www.nyserda.org). XTRION has holdings...

Energy Converted And Stored In Single Unit Using Self-charging Power Cell
2012-08-21 14:42:59

Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. By eliminating the need to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy for charging a battery, the new hybrid generator-storage cell utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems using separate generators and batteries. At the heart of the self-charging power cell is a piezoelectric membrane that...

2012-08-08 02:24:25

DALLAS, August 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Energy Harvesting Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017) by Technology, Application & Geography", published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total market is expected to reach $1894.87 million by 2017, at a CAGR of 24.31%. Browse 70 tables spread across 186 pages and in-depth TOC on "Energy Harvesting Market -Global Forecast & Analysis (2012...

2012-07-28 23:01:38

Piezo scanning stage specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P provides a low-cost, very compact piezo XY-positioner / scanner for image stabilization and resolution enhancement by pixel sub-stepping. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2012 Piezo scanning stage specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P provides a low-cost, very compact piezo XY-positioner / scanner for image stabilization and resolution enhancement by pixel sub-stepping. The cost-effective, low-profile OEM system is designed with a high...

History Of Robots Could Change With More Life-like Eyeball
2012-07-06 10:44:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In Harry Potter, the paintings at Hogwarts did more than just follow you with their eyes, but in the real world, having a painting eye you down in a hallway would be creepy in itself. Now, researchers have found a way to take a robot's eye to Harry Potter's level. Researchers have replicated the muscle motion of the human eye by using piezoelectric materials, allowing the robot eye to move more like a real eye. The new muscle-like...

Tiny Creatures Captured With Ultrasound Using Acoustic Tweezers
2012-06-29 11:44:26

A device about the size of a dime can manipulate living materials such as blood cells and entire small organisms, using sound waves, according to a team of bioengineers and biochemists from Penn State. The device, called acoustic tweezers, is the first technology capable of touchlessly trapping and manipulating Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a one millimeter long roundworm that is an important model system for studying diseases and development in humans. Acoustic tweezers are also...

The Death Of The Battery?
2012-06-17 03:00:00

Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets. By strapping the energy harvester to the knee joint, a user could power body-monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors, pedometers and accelerometers by simply walking and not have the worry of running out of power and replacing batteries. Soldiers may find this device particularly useful as they often...

2012-05-28 23:03:05

Motion Sensors Market report aims to captures the market roadmap with market sizes, revenue forecasts, value chain, market & product trends, price trends and regulations, competitive landscape, leading players, and their key developments, strategies and profiles. (PRWEB) May 27, 2012 According to a new market research report “Motion Sensors Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2011 — 2016) By Technology (Passive Infrared, Ultrasonic, Microwave, Tomographic, Dual...

2012-05-16 06:23:05

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce two significant new reports on Energy Harvesting Technology Energy Harvesting and Storage for Electronic Devices 2012-2022 Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to provide electricity for small or mobile equipment, both electrical and electronic. The new IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage market forecast finds that the amount of money spent on energy harvesters will be more...

Portable, Virus-Powered Recharging Source On The Horizon?
2012-05-14 03:26:01

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) report that they have found a way to convert mechanical energy into electricity using viruses. The discovery, announced via a Sunday press release, involved miniature devices that can harvest the effort of day-to-day tasks and convert it into power to charge smartphones and other devices while a person is out walking. "The scientists tested their approach by creating a...