Formic Acid Charges Mobile Devices Through Novel Fuel Cell

New catalyst, developed by a researcher from Umeå University in Sweden, increases the power and lifetime of formic acid fuel cells, allowing environmentally friendly way...
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New Plasma Switch for More Efficient Long-Distance Power Transmission

The General Electric (GE) company is developing an advanced plasma switch that will make a conversion of high-voltage DC to high-voltage AC more efficiently,...

How to Beat the Agony of a Dying Phone Battery

Phones and tablets are our main computers these days. We rely on them. Manufacturers limit the device's performance once battery capacity has...
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Electronics-Scavenged Gallium Responsibly Recycled by Mitsubishi

Often, recovering rare-earth elements from recycled scraps, such as scrap electronic devices or car electronics, requires processes that aren't very earth-friendly. Gallium , for...

Wanna Charge Your Smartphone – Sweat It!

Isn't it sad when your phone bonks on you?  Thanks to a new device you don't need to lug around a bunch of power...

Cyclus: A Spring-Powered Phone Charger by Japanese Designer

An idea by designer Satoshi Yanagisawa is using a spring, some gears and a small motor to produce about 3 watts of electricity. The 6-volt energy generator is hand-cranked, and its energy lasts for 30 minutes.

MN103L: The Newest 32-Bit Microcomputer From Panasonic That Has Green Features

Panasonic has just announced a new type of 32-bit microcomputers specially built for saving power and for flexible designs. Their main achievement of Panasonic is a built-in flash memory, which is the biggest player in the power saving feature.
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Greenpeace Is Impressed How Apple Greenifies Itself

Greenpeace, the international environmental advocacy group, has been keeping track of the tech companies' progress on sustainability for more than a decade. That resulted...

Sharp Unveils LED Devices With Better Luminous Efficiency

Sharp Corp has recently unveiled an LED device that has a luminous efficiency of 91 lumens/Watt with an input power of about 25W, being used for lighting purposes.

How Can Modern-Day Technology Change The World?

Can modern-day technology change the world? This is the question that David Brin tackles in a remarkable piece published on the Red, Green and...