Nano Fibers Will Power Your iPod

Have your ever seen those self-powered mechanical watches, those who charge themselves from your hand's movement? They have one half of a heavier metal...

New MIT Thin Film Solar Cells Brag 50% More Efficiency

MIT researchers invented new and improved thin film solar cells that present 50% more efficiency, while being much more cheap than classic solar cells. Their price is due to using less silicon than conventional solar cells.

Fraunhoffer Unveiled Pressure Sensors Powered by Self-Produced Green Electricity

Fraunhofer researchers from Stuttgart have developed a new technology that enables the production of energy-autonomous and thus low-maintenance sensors.

Textiles That Generate Electricitiy Under Development at Southampton

A team of researchers at the University of Southampton are about to develop a new technology that may allow people to power mobile phones, MP3 players and other gadgets through their movement, without the need to change the batteries.

Harvard 3D Printed Microbattery Wins Innovation Award

University of Harvard, or more precisely, scientists from the university's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, were granted with the Academic R&D Award last...

Newly Developed Light Sensor Could Improve Solar Cells and Cameras

Scientists at the University of Toronto have created a new type of light sensor that acts like a pixel in a digital camera. Researchers believe the sensor, which takes advantage of a phenomenon called multi-exciton generation (MEG), could lead to substantial advancements in the performance of a variety of electronic devices including digital cameras.

Newly Designed Carbon Spheres Paving the Way For Better Gas Filters and Catalysts

Solutions are always evolving for the polluting world out there, to compensate for the millions of tons of contaminants that poison the gas we breathe and the water we drink. One such innovatory solution comes from the University of Illinois in the form of tiny carbon spheres embedded with iron nanoparticles, to make more efficient catalysts and filters.

Researchers Found An Enzyme That Could Get Gasoline From Thin Air

"This organism is a very common soil bacteria that is very well understood and has been studied for a long time. But while we were studying it, we realized that the enzyme has some unusual behavior", said Markus Ribbe, a scientist at the University of California.

Tiny Biological Fuel Cells Could Power Future Implants

Scientists at the University of Georgia have discovered a new way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges. According to the researchers, this discovery is the first step in developing fuel cells for devices such as cochlear implants, prosthetic limbs and pacemakers.