Georgia Tech scientists working on a miniature generator based on an electrical energy generating phenomenon called the piezoelectric effect produced more power than expected – with a new idea called the triboelectric effect.  That makes imagining powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand [...]

Liechtenstein based nanoFLOWCELL AG has built a prototype vehicle equipped with flow cell battery power train.  The car, called the QUANT e-Sportslimousine, is on display at the Geneva Motor Show.  The firm claims the flow cell battery system supports an electric car driving range of between 400 to 600 km (249 to 373 miles) in [...]

Zhong Lin Wang a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) is using what’s technically known as the triboelectric effect to create surprising amounts of electric power by rubbing or touching two different materials together, also known as static electricity. With one stomp of his foot Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with [...]

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) can now produce a new and considerably more efficient class of thermoelectric material. The new molecular structure of the material has a very special layout in connection an astonishing new physical effect with tiny cages within the crystal structure enclosing cerium atoms. The Austrian team reports [...]

Coming up on four years now the Michigan State University program led by Dr. Norbert Mueller has wound down as the ARPA-E funding of $3 million ran out back in May.  What has been happening is still very much out of view. What is known is that the MSU team and the Warsaw Institute of [...]

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