University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow, a first of a kind thing. The device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic. Senior author Richard Kaner, who holds UCLA’s Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Materials Innovation noted, […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a sophisticated wheel unit. The self-contained unit combines a tire and wheel and an electric motor with braking, suspension, steering and a control system in a single module designed to be bolted to any vehicle frame. Use of this module would free manufacturers from making huge […]

Washington University in St. Louis engineers have developed a high-powered fuel cell that operates at double the voltage of today’s commercial fuel cells. It could power underwater vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft at a significantly lower cost. The transportation industry is one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S. economy with increasing […]

Purdue University researchers produce a fuel cell with a new method increasing the fuel cell electrode activity at least tenfold and using 90 percent less platinum. Electric vehicles running on fuel cells tout zero emissions and higher efficiency, but expensive platinum is holding them back from entering a larger market. The 2019 Toyota Mirai electric […]

A new University at Buffalo (UB) study suggests the cause of static electricity’s hair-raising phenomenon is tiny structural changes that occur at the surface of materials when they come into contact with each other. The finding could someday help technology companies create more sustainable and longer-lasting power sources for small electronic devices. Static electricity is […]

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