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New way to generate energy from temperature changes

Boston - A new system, based on graphene, can draw power from daily temperature swings. The technology can harness temperature fluctuations of many kinds in order to produce electricity.

Market barriers removed for energy storage technology

Washington - In a major development for the energy sector, U.S. regulators have removed all market barriers to electric storage. This means operators can dispatch power from multiple storage systems, including batteries.

Project to double range of electric vehicles with new batteries

London - A new British project sets out to double range of electric vehicle with the use of silicon batteries. This £10 million scheme is led by the startup Nexeon.

Textile based bio-battery for wearables

Researchers have constructed a textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery. The aim of the flexible battery is for incorporation into wearable electronic devices.

Going greener: UK sets renewable energy record

London - The U.K. generated its greatest quantity of energy from renewable resources in 2017, surpassing all other records. In total, renewable energy sources generated over three times the amount of electricity that came from fossil fuels.

First wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system approved

A wireless charging system, from distance, has been approved in the U.S. This is set to alter the way devices are charged, offering greater convenience of business and consumers.

First wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system approved

A wireless charging system, from distance, has been approved in the U.S. This is set to alter the way devices are charged, offering greater convenience of business and consumers.

Atlanta airport says power back after major flight delays

Washington - The world's busiest airport, in the US city of Atlanta, said early Monday that power had been restored after an outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights.

Low-power radio module for Internet of Things

Oslo - Ultra-low power radio can overcome the power drain from smart meters and IoT devices, according to Norwegian technologists. Meanwhile U.S. scientists have designed a zero-power stand-by sensor.

Next generation of power electronics proposed

What will the next generation of power electronics be like and what are the key features required? One feature of interest is with reducing power loss. Aalto University researchers have a solution.

Three transformative energy applications for Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution requires new technologies and a robust infrastructure. These also need powering. There is an array of energy related innovations coming through; we look at three of these.

Bentley and Siemens aim to digitalize utilities

Bentley Systems has entered into an agreement with Siemens Energy to develop new technology to propel the digitization of power utilities.

Electricity sector can unlock trillions by going digital

According to a review by the World Economic Forum the complete digital transformation of the electricity industry could unlock $1.3 trillion of value.

Interview with the physicist Alex Lidow on wireless power Special

Los Angeles - Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation. In an interview with Digital Journal, Dr. Lidow describes the invention of a new type of wireless antenna.

Canada developing energy storage roadmap

A holistic approach to develop and maintain a multi-year energy storage roadmap for Canada has been initiated, starting with a pilot study in Alberta. Phase 1 is to be reported to the Energy Storage in Canada Conference.

Essential Science: Alternative power from the microbial world

From biofuels to batteries, microorganisms provide unique and continual alternative resources for the energy industry. The question is whether they can provide this energy consistently and reliably? Several biotech startups think so.

First bio-compatible ion current battery invented

Bethesda - Technologists from University of Maryland have created a new kind of battery. The battery is bio-compatible, and it produces a similar type of of ion-based electrical energy as that used by humans and other animals.

Essential Science: New material promises better car batteries

In the technology conscious world everyone wants better batteries: more powerful in terms of charge retention, lighter, and more reliable. Batteries have lagged behind other technological advances. This could be about to change.

World's first 'battery-free' phone could change communications

Researchers have developed the first phone that doesn't require an electrical power supply. The prototype device is capable of harvesting energy from the air. It generates enough power to communicate using existing apps such as Skype.

Energy generating tarmac crystals to be tested

Los Angeles - This sounds a little sci-fi to start with: imagine if crystals were embedded in tarmac so that stationary cars could generate energy for storage when stuck in traffic jams? It's a study that's about to start.

Renewables now provide more than half UK electricity

London - The first week in June has seen renewables provide more than half U.K. electricity for first time. This sees the U.K.'s reliance upon fossil fuels decline significantly.

Improved electricity storage leads to innovation

A study from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee demonstrates how improved electrical storage technology spurs innovation and boosts the efficiency across the entire electricity sector.

Smartwatches could be charged by wrist motion

It may be possible to charge smart watches simply through body motions, such as tilting the wrist to view the face of the watch, a new technology study suggests. This is possible through the use of triboelectric nanogenerators.

Britain's first coal free day since the Victorian era

London - The U.K. experienced its first day of power generation during which time no coal was used. This is the first day that coal played no part since the early days of the Industrial Revolution.

Essential Science: New material generates low-cost electricity

A new material promises the potential to generate sufficient power to allow cooking pan to produce sufficient energy to charge a cell phone within a few hours. The new material is cheap to manufacture and works by using hot and cold air.

Building of coal fired power stations in decline

London - There has been a significant decline in the number of coal-fired power stations in pre-construction globally, according to a new report from several environmental organizations.

The ‘cold standard’: Would nuclear fusion be safer?

Several teams of physicists are pursuing the goal of nuclear fusion, as a theoretically unlimited source of so-called ‘green’ power. But have the environmental implications been fully considered and just how safe and green would nuclear fusion be?

Essential Science: A new path to nuclear fusion?

Physicists have reported on the quantum control of atoms, with the aim of one day creating fusion energy production. The ultimate goal is high-energy producing nuclear power plants to meet the world’s energy needs.

Internet of Things needs effective power systems to advance

The Internet of Things, the catch-all term of connected devices across multiple settings, is set to transform the way we interact with devices through our everyday lives. To advance the technological revolution further, efficient power is needed.

Energy collecting windows edge closer to reality

Imagine if the windows in your home were able to collect energy and covert this into power to run your heating or home appliances, leading to annual energy cost savings. Such a technological feat is becoming closer. We take a look at the latest research.
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