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Feb 12, 2015

Nidec Develops Drive System Using A Magnet-Less Motor Driven By SiC Based Inverter

  Nidec Corporation announced that the Nidec Research and Development Center has developed a motor-drive system based on a SiC inverter....More
Feb 09, 2015

Autonomous Drone Assist Firefighters In Tight Naval Vessel Quarters

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon Universitys Robotics Institute have demonstrated the ability of a drone to help fight fires inside naval vessels....More
Feb 05, 2015

Upgraded Atlas Robot To Go Wireless As Stakes Are Raised For DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

Expanded $3.5 Million prize structure will reward progress made by DRC teams....More
Jan 28, 2015

Carbon Nanoballs Boost Efficiency of High Voltage Transmission Cable

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26....More
Jan 15, 2015

New Law For Superconductors

Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances in superconductors....More
Jan 13, 2015

Book Review: Analog Circuit Design Volume 33

Analog Circuit Design Volume 3 provides hundreds of Linear Technology’s Design Notes for analog subjects ranging from power management and mixed....More
Jan 05, 2015

Tesla Updates its Roadster to Achieve 400 Mile Range on a Single Charge

;Tesla Motors will employ several improvements that are predicted to achieve a 40-50% improvement on range between the original Roadster and the new....More
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 Range2

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
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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