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Apr 14, 2014

Solar Cell Achieves 25.6% Energy Conversion Efficiency In Lab

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area3: 143.7 cm²) in its HIT® solar cells, a major....More
Apr 09, 2014

Liquid Metal Battery Stores Power After Sun Or Wind Retreat

Ambri is employing Liquid Metal Batteries as the basis of a scheme to store power for significantly less than current battery technologies....More
Apr 03, 2014

Volvo Car Group Tests Road Magnets for Accurate Positioning of Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Car Group has completed a research project using magnets in the roadway to help the car determine its position....More
Mar 27, 2014

Scientists Build Thinnest-Possible LEDs To Be Stronger, More Energy Efficient

University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics....More
Mar 24, 2014

Intel Sets Sights on Reinvention of Desktop Computing

Intel revealed its plans for future desktop computing at the recent Game Developer's Conference....More
Mar 17, 2014

Learn About Power System Transients In New Book

Transients are a nuisance for power system designers that can hamper performance and in the worst case cause damage to equipment. A new book, "Power....More
Mar 10, 2014

A Look At APEC 2014

This year's Applied Power Electronics Conference And Exposition (APEC), to be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center March 16 through 20, will....More
Mar 02, 2014

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Show Potential to Extend Electric Vehicle Range

Longer-lasting batteries continue to get the attention from researchers who point out that they could allow electric vehicles to travel longer....More
Feb 23, 2014

Keithley Unveils 7th Edition Of Low Level Measurements Handbook

Keithley Instruments, Inc. has published its seventh edition of the Low Level Measurements Handbook: Precision DC Current, Voltage, and Resistance....More
Feb 17, 2014

University Researchers Pursue Better, Safer Li-Ion Batteries

Researchers at MIT, Washington State University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory are working on improved li-ion batteries using the concept of....More
Feb 11, 2014

First 100MS/s Open Source Oscilloscope for iPad, Android and PC

LabNation, an independent team of designers and entrepreneurs, developed the SmartScope, which combines three high-end instruments into one mobile,....More
Feb 04, 2014

Seafloor Carpet Catches Waves To Generate Energy

Researchers at UC Berkeley are looking at a new way to harness the power of big ocean waves by developing a seafloor carpet system....More
Jan 30, 2014

Organic Mega Flow Battery Promises Breakthrough For Renewable Energy

A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on....More
Jan 24, 2014

Technology Uses Micro-Windmills to Recharge Cell Phones

A UT Arlington (Texas) research associate and electrical engineeringprofessor have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and....More
Jan 21, 2014

Innovative Engineering Design Lights Up LED Bulbs

Practical LED bulbs are now available from a number of sources. One manufacturer, Cree, Inc., reached a milestone in LED lighting with 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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