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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...

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...

Power Generation Technology Based On Piezoelectric Nanocomposite Materials Developed By KAIST
2012-05-07 08:50:50

The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee (http://fand.kaist.ac.kr/) from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, has developed new forms of low cost, large-area nanogenerator technology using the piezoelectric ceramic nanoparticles. Piezoelectric effects-based nanogenerator technology that converts existing sources of nonpolluting energies, such as vibrational and mechanical energy from the nature of wind and waves, into infinite electrical energy is drawing immense interest...

2012-04-19 21:01:17

The boundary between electronics and biology is blurring with the first detection by researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory of ferroelectric properties in an amino acid called glycine. A multi-institutional research team led by Andrei Kholkin of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, used a combination of experiments and modeling to identify and explain the presence of ferroelectricity, a property where materials switch their polarization when an electric field is...

2012-04-07 23:03:48

Auburn, MA, — Piezo specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) has published a new brochure on medical applications of piezo ceramic actuators, transducers and motion components. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Piezo specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) has published a new brochure on medical applications of piezo ceramic actuators, transducers and motion components. Life-sciences and medical design equipment disciplines have multi-faceted requirements for motion control, spanning a spectrum...

2012-04-05 23:00:58

The Control Systems Engineering and Electronics Engineering Sciences are two new key categories covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor over 80 scientific Control Systems and Electronics Engineering journals and submit the most significant scientific results of these journals for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals,...

2012-03-29 22:08:39

In recent years, with the growing concerns over environmental protection and human health, environment-friendly materials have received increasing attention, and for decades researchers have been fiercely studying lead-free piezoelectric materials with high piezoelectric properties. After more than 7-years of innovative research, Professor PAN Feng and his group from Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, presented a new...

Space Foil Aids In Build Safer Cars
2012-03-19 03:49:51

A special foil sensor developed to measure the pressure on a spaceplane´s wings during reentry into Earth´s atmosphere is now helping to build safer cars. This ℠space´ foil has been transformed into a new super-thin and accurate sensor used by VW to measure every deformation suffered by cars during crash tests. Space research leads to new technology It all started in the early 1990s, when German engineer Paul Mirow was working on Europe´s Hermes spaceplane...


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