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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
May 28, 2014

Nanomotors Poised For Future Access To Body Functions

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny....More
May 19, 2014

Supercapacitor Gets Boost From Graphene And Carbon Nanotubes

Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical....More
May 13, 2014

Dr. B. J. Baliga Awarded 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor

“B. Jayant Baliga is considered the world’s preeminent power semiconductor scientist. His development of the insulated gate bipolar....More
May 08, 2014

Power Leap for Energy Harvesting

Energy harvesting wireless solutions have made their way into several fields of application including building and industrial automation or smart....More
May 05, 2014

Debug Tool Fills the Gap Between DMMs and Scopes

Mark Henderson of Long Beach, CA has started a “Kickstarter” program for a debug tool that reportedly provides fast, detailed information in an easy-....More
Apr 25, 2014

Solar Impulse 2 Preps For 2015 World Tour

Design and development of cutting edge technology is an iterative process in which improvements in one generation are incorporated in the following....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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