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Dec 16, 2014

Researchers Clear Hurdles Toward a New Kind of 2-D Microchip Using Different Electron Properties

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a....More
Dec 08, 2014

Book Review: Devices For Electronic Systems, Rechargeable Batteries And Supercapacitors

A book authored by Nihal Kularatna and faculty members of the School of Engineering, The University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) describes....More
Dec 02, 2014

Revolutionary Solar-friendly Form Of Silicon Shines

A team of Carnegie Institution (Washington, D.C.) scientists led by Timothy Strobel has synthesized an entirely new form of silicon that could....More
Nov 24, 2014

Researchers Use a Small Voltage to Switch a Material’s Magnetic Properties

MIT researchers say a new development could ultimately be used to control a material’s properties other than magnetism, including reflectivity....More
Nov 18, 2014

Queensland University of Technology Leading Charge For Panel-Powered EV

Researchers from QUT's Battery Interest Group developed supercapacitor technology intended for EV body panels.Philosophy of Topology and Components....More
Nov 13, 2014

The Piezotronic Effect In Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide

Research groups from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Engineering described the mechanical generation of electricity from two-....More
Nov 11, 2014

Electric Vehicle Reaches 75 MPH And Provides 100 Mile Range

Researchers at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) have developed an electric vehicle that combines a reasonable driving range with an....More
Oct 27, 2014

Roll-to-Roll Flexible Photovoltaics

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6 m long and 50 cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and....More
Oct 23, 2014

Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries Last 20 Years

Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per....More
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
What's The Power Plant?

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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