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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
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
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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