DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology in Korea) researchers developed a piezoelectric polymer/ceramic composite fiber with a cross-sectional form that is uniformly controlled to allow the use of energy harvesting technologies that can recycle energy wasted or consumed in everyday life. The results of this study have been published in Nano Energy. Piezoelectric […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation and converts it to electricity. This biofilm has the potential to revolutionize the world of wearable electronics, powering everything from personal medical sensors to personal electronics. The development has […]

Lise-Marie Lacroix from the Université de Toulouse, France, with colleagues from Toulouse, Grenoble and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A have used a mathematical technique, finite element simulation, to optimize the design of an electromagnetic energy harvester so that it generates electricity as efficiently as possible. The scientists integrated the math into computer modeling to optimize the design […]

Clemson University researchers have discovered a novel way to combine curcumin, the substance of interest in turmeric, and gold nanoparticles to create an electrode that requires 100 times less energy to efficiently convert ethanol into electricity. In a surprise innovation, turmeric, a spice found in most kitchens, has an extract that could lead to safer, […]

Cornell University researchers have found a nitrogen doped carbon-coated nickel anode can catalyze an essential reaction in hydrogen fuel cells at a fraction of the cost of the precious metals currently used. The new discovery could accelerate the widespread use of hydrogen fuel cells, which hold great promise as efficient, clean energy sources for vehicles […]

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