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.