Designed to recall the original Type 2 Microbus without mimicking it, a new version employs VW’s I.D. Buzz concept. The V in the bodywork calls back to the two-tone predecessor on the original Bus, but in the I.D. Buzz carries a light strip that...
By developing a way to infuse magnesium, as well as a viable cathode structure plus electrolyte, it could lead to a safer alternative to lithium-based battery chemistry.
Combining an energy-harvesting circuit with a supercapacitor that uses the patient’s own fluids for inherent biocompatibility could achieve a lifelong power source for implantable devices such as pacemakers.
Solid-electrolyte lithium cells offer potential for increased battery safety and capacity—surface smoothness is the real key to reducing growth of damaging metallic dendrites.
A basic research team from Stanford University seeks non-silicon semiconductors with unique size and power characteristics for the next generation of electronic systems.
Ongoing research on rechargeable zinc-air batteries indicates the potential of competing with lithium-ion as the power source of choice for electronic devices.
Energy sources that propel ships and boats are going through revolutionary changes that are just as extreme as going from wind to steam power.
It is possible that “solid-state transformers” could reduce the size and weight of power distribution systems, but we’re not quite there yet.
Researchers found that a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking could produce over 50% more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells.
Concerns persist regarding federal energy-research funding, which could dry up if the U.S. budget as presently constituted gets enough votes to pass.