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Oct 20, 2014

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Holds 2nd Annual Gathering

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) will hold its annual in-person member meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014....More
Oct 17, 2014

Precious Scrap Metal Recycling: Myth Or Fact?

Scrap metal recycling has been around for sometime. We’ve come to a stage where people understand that it’s not just desirable, but also necessary to....More
Oct 16, 2014

'Smart' Lithium-Ion Battery Warns Of Potential Fire Hazards

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames....More
Oct 09, 2014

Now It Comes to Light: The Lightbulb Industry Was Once A Cartel

Collusion in the lightbulb industry dates back dates back almost 100 years, according to an IEEE Spectrum article....More
Oct 03, 2014

Brain-like Chip Could Revolutionize Computing

Steve Hamm of IBM describes a new technology with the potential of revolutionizing computer systems. This technology employs a SyNAPSE chip that has....More
Sep 29, 2014

Researchers Design Circuits That Function at Temperatures Over 350 °C

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have designed integrated circuits that can survive at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius - or....More
Sep 22, 2014

Alcatraz Escapes A Power Crisis

Microgrid system provides clean power for Alcatraz and its environment....More
Sep 15, 2014

Enhanced Sodium-Beta Batteries Boost Performance, Cut Cost for Large-Scale Energy Storage

A new material developed by the DoE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) promises to enable utilities to store large amounts of renewable....More
Sep 08, 2014

IEEE Sponsoring Power Supply On Chip Workshop

IEEE will sponsor a workshop early next month that focuses on integration of electrical power converters for multiple applications, and accessing a....More
Sep 02, 2014

Space Station Robotic Technology to Aid Pediatric Surgeons

Space-inspired robotics are poised to lending a helping arm to pediatric doctors for children who require intensive surgical care....More
Aug 25, 2014

NASA Selects Proposals For Advanced Energy Storage Systems

NASA has selected four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions....More
Aug 19, 2014

Autonomous Valet Parking and Charging Of EVs Proposed For Public Transit

The V-CHARGE consortium, with six partners from four countries, is working on a fully automated parking, and charging, system for electric cars at....More
Aug 15, 2014

Stanford Study Shows How To Power California With Wind, Water And Sun

A Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert California’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by....More
Aug 11, 2014

NIST Shows Ultrasonically Propelled Nanorods Spin Dizzyingly Fast

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed nano motors that rotate 10 times faster than any nanoscale....More
Aug 04, 2014

Steam From The Sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun....More
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Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Power Electronics Technology, blogs about power from the lowest levels up into the kilowatt region.

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