Rice University researchers have produced triboelectric nanogenerators with laser-induced graphene. The flexible devices turn movement into electrical energy and could enable wearable, self-powered sensors and devices. Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical. The Rice lab of chemist […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol. Ethanol is an easy-to-store liquid fuel made from renewable resources. The catalyst, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, steers the electro-oxidation of ethanol down an ideal chemical pathway that releases the liquid fuel’s full potential of […]

A research team from the East China Normal University in Shanghai, Shanghai University, and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences in Beijing, China, have taken inspiration from marine organisms that can switch their cell respiration between aerobic and anaerobic modes by using different materials as electron acceptors. The researchers have designed a new power […]

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 […]

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