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Energy harvesting metasurfaces

I'm sure that we've all heard of metamaterials, my definition being  a heterogeneous material that exhibits extraordinary properties arising from the combination of its structure and its...

A novel way to provide light in the wake of disaster

Energy harvesting technology which will light toilet cubicles in refugee camps is being developed by a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam.   The team is...

UK research breakthrough could allow energy harvesting on Mars

Powering 'life on Mars' could be possible via an innovative new technique to harvest energy from carbon dioxide pioneered at Northumbria and Edinburgh Universities.      ...

Freeing gadgets from the grid with energy harvesting

Transparent solar panels, designed to liberate gadgets from their electric leashes, were among the energy harvesting technologies getting attention at last week’s Mobile World Congress.  ...

Patent Landscape Study highlights Energy Harvesting focus on automotive applications

The patent landscape analysis conducted by the Intellectual Property Office on request from the Knowledge Transfer Network provided a snapshot of innovation in thermoelectric energy generators...

Energy harvesting in hybrid vehicles from 2018

Increased interest in thermoelectric energy harvesting throughout 2014, particularly in automotive applications, has led analysts IDTechEx to predict that “thermoelectric energy harvesting...

Energy harvesting on the rugby pitch

An unlikely collaboration between Australia’s Queensland Maroons rugby team and Texas A&M University is developing battery-free sensors for jerseys which offer unintrusive protection for...

Energy harvesting at the supermarket

The humble supermarket shopping trolley is getting a 21st century makeover. Powered via energy harvesting from the rotation of the wheels, new high-tech trolleys being developed by UK firm,...

Your body is the next battery

Stomach acid powered micromotors developed by researchers at the University of California are just the latest of the new technologies which harvest energy from the movements, sound and heat...

Energy-harvesting discovery promises major voltage boost to power wearables

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers have discovered how to radically improve conversion of ambient energy (such as body movement) to electrical energy for...

Materials key to energy harvesting for wearables

By 2025 over $25bn will be spent on formulations and intermediate materials for wearable technology, forecasts a brand new report by analysts IDTechEx.    Today's devices...

These boots are made for… energy harvesting!

Shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking have been developed by researchers in Germany. The technology could be used to power wearable electronic sensors without the need...

Ten implantable wearables coming soon!

Despite their pre-eminence at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show , some believe that wearable devices are simply a transition technology. Technology will soon move from existing outside...

Powering space craft of the future

A team of engineers at Lancaster University in the UK are working on generating mechanical energy through the vibration of an aircraft’s wings which can be transferred, stored and used to...

Engineering energy harvesting solutions for ocean-based devices

In the underwater robotic world, turtle robots are among the most manoeuvrable. This is what led a team of National University of Singapore (NUS) Engineering researchers to settle on this form...

Funding for energy management on ships

£7.5m R&D funding opportunity opening for registration (12 Jan 2015) Innovate UK  in partnership with Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) has launched a funding...

Harvesting power for the Internet of Things

A Scientific American report assesses major international research in energy harvesting, which is becoming increasingly necessary to power the  Internet of Things (IoT).   ...

Energy harvesting TENGs give130 volts at the touch of a finger

Triboelectrics - electricity caused by friction - is being used by engineers at KAIST University in South Korea to power small electronics with the aid of nanogenerators, according to IEEE...

The Wearable Technology Show 2015

The biggest event for wearables, augmented reality and the Internet of Things, the Wearable Technology Show will be held in London's ExCel from 10-11 March 2015.   Organised by...

Energy consumption is set to disrupt electronics says Korean report

An era of competition in energy efficiency and harvesting is approaching in the IT and electronics markets, according to a report by the Korean LG Economic Research Institute, published last...
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