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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
Jul 28, 2014

First Direct-Diode Laser Bright Enough to Cut and Weld Metal

Diode lasers — used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications — are perhaps the most efficient,....More
Jul 22, 2014

University of Cambridge Team Breaks Superconductor World Record

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of....More
Jul 14, 2014

Using Sand To Improve Battery Performance

Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times....More
Jul 08, 2014

Power Integrity: Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power Related Parameters in Electronics Systems

Frequent Power Electronics contributor Steve Sandler has written a comprehensive book that covers major aspects of power supply design....More
Jul 01, 2014

Engineers Inventing Ourselves Out of Work?

In September 30, 2013 our blog asked “Does Technology Aid the Workforce?” This is similar question that affects engineers....More
Jun 25, 2014

Battery Charging of Delivery Drones Copies Pigeons

CSAIL researchers developed a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can perch on a power line like a bird....More
Jun 20, 2014

Hybrid Solar-Wind Energy Technology Produces 435 to 1250 Megawatt-Hours/Hour

The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower is the first hybrid solar-wind renewable energy technology in the market....More
Jun 12, 2014

Paralyzed Person In Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Kick Off World Cup

During the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton made the first kick of the....More
Jun 09, 2014

HorseFly 'Octocopter' Primed to Fly the Future to Your Front Door

The University of Cincinnati and AMP Electric Vehicles, makers of the WorkHorse all-electric delivery truck, collaborated on the HorseFly "octocopter....More
Jun 02, 2014

Thermogalvanic Process Converts Low Temp Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have found a new method to convert low-temperature waste-heat conversion into electricity, based on the....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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