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  • Fueling the future

    Fueling the future

    New research investigated the full life cycle impact of one promising 'second-generation biofuel' produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a sustainabl…
    - 4 days ago 19 May 17, 9:40am -
  • Energy transition: Smart, interconnected, sustainable

    Energy transition: Smart, interconnected, sustainable

    Many elements are required for making the energy system more sustainable. Among them are smart solar storage systems, smartly interconnected energy grids, and electricity-based synthetic fuels (e-fuels).
    - 5 days ago 18 May 17, 5:53am -
  • Using graphene to create quantum bits
    In the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits -- or qubits -- that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in their environment. This normally needs highly nonlinear non-dis…
    - 5 days ago 18 May 17, 5:30am -
  • Development of ultra-high capacity lithium-air batteries using CNT sheet air electrodes
    A research team has developed lithium-air batteries with very high electric storage capacity15 times greater than the capacity of conventional lithium-ion batteries using carbon nanotubes (CNT) as an air electrode material.
    - 6 days ago 17 May 17, 9:07am -
  • Autonomous 'soaring with solar' concept

    Autonomous 'soaring with solar' concept

    Scientists are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that use the power of the Sun.
    - 6 days ago 17 May 17, 7:11am -
  • Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

    Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

    Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity us…
    - 6 days ago 17 May 17, 6:05am -
  • Public divides over environmental regulation and energy policy
    A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent support the notion that 'the private marketplace will ensure that…
    - 7 days ago 16 May 17, 11:34am -
  • How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker

    How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker

    A paper-thin, flexible device not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report.
    - 7 days ago 16 May 17, 5:08am -

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept hints at future sedan and autonomy plans
Filed under:Videos,Detroit Auto Show,Nissan,Sedan,Concept Cars,Beauty RollNissan reveals the Vmotion 2.0 concept at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, showcasing the future of the automaker's sedan design and Intelligent Mobility…
- 9 Jan 17, 8:30am -
Star Wars Stormtrooper Dodge Charger Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Videos,Dodge,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the Star Wars Stormtrooper-themed Dodge Charger. Enjoy.Con…
- 18 Dec 15, 9:56am -
2016 Chevrolet Volt Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Videos,Chevrolet,Hatchback,Electric,Hybrid,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Enj…
- 12 Nov 15, 2:00pm -
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Videos,Chevrolet,Coupe,Performance,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray…
- 9 Nov 15, 4:15pm -
2016 Tesla Model S P90D Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Green,Videos,Tesla,Sedan,Electric,Luxury,Performance,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Tesla Mod…
- 6 Nov 15, 12:01pm -
2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T Beauty Roll
Filed under:Videos,Hyundai,Sedan,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T. Enjoy.Continue…
- 3 Nov 15, 8:30am -

Fuel Cell

  • Fueling the future

    Fueling the future

    New research investigated the full life cycle impact of one promising 'second-generation biofuel' produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a sustainabl…
    - 4 days ago 19 May 17, 9:40am -
  • Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

    Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

    Scientists have built high-capacity lithium metal batteries with anodes made of a graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid. The anodes quench the formation of damaging dendrites.
    - 5 days ago 18 May 17, 12:38pm -
  • Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries
    Scientists have for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound (Ti4O7) that is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries. The…
    - 6 days ago 17 May 17, 7:12am -
  • Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

    Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

    Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity us…
    - 6 days ago 17 May 17, 6:05am -
  • New, more efficient catalyst for water splitting

    New, more efficient catalyst for water splitting

    Physicists have discovered a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, composed of easily available, low-cost materials and operating far more efficiently than previous catalysts. That would solve one of the primary hurdles remaining in…
    - 8 days ago 15 May 17, 12:07pm -
  • Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes
    Researchers have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer.
    - 8 days ago 15 May 17, 7:12am -
  • Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

    Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

    The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materi…
    - 11 days ago 12 May 17, 4:57pm -
  • Is this the 'holey' grail of batteries?
    In a battery system, electrodes containing porous graphene scaffolding offer a substantial improvement in both the retention and transport of energy, a new study reveals.
    - 12 days ago 11 May 17, 11:20am -

Power Electronics

  • Autonomous Ships Are on Their Way

    Autonomous Ships Are on Their Way

    Borrowing technology from their automobile cousins and robotic systems, these ships will become floating computer and communication systems with very few onboard crew.
    - 4 days ago 19 May 17, 1:19pm -
  • Research Sponsored by ARPA-E Seeks Next-Generation EV Power Technology

    Research Sponsored by ARPA-E Seeks Next-Generation EV Power Technology

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy invests in transformational ideas to create America’s future energy technologies. ARPA-E focuses exclusively on early-stage technologies that could fundamentally change the way we generate, use, and stor…
    - 7 days ago 16 May 17, 2:35pm -
  • Paralleled GaN Transistors Boost Converter Power Up to 100kW

    Paralleled GaN Transistors Boost Converter Power Up to 100kW

    Paralleling GaN transistors increases the power handling capability of a high-efficiency and high-power density converter. To be successful, parallel operation depends on the designer’s ability to deal with parasitic elements within the GaN device…
    - 11 days ago 12 May 17, 3:47pm -
  • Synchronous Step-Down Switcher IC Supports Automotive Applications

    Synchronous Step-Down Switcher IC Supports Automotive Applications

    A step-down regulator IC features second generation architecture that minimizes EMI and delivers high efficiency at high switching frequencies.
    - 13 days ago 10 May 17, 1:55pm -
  • The Changing Work Environment for Engineers Today

    The Changing Work Environment for Engineers Today

    IEEE Engineering360’s third annual “Pulse of the Engineer” report asked engineers and technical professionals in the industrial sector questions related to their jobs.
    - 19 days ago 4 May 17, 1:41pm -
  • Science Does Matter!

    Science Does Matter!

    The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, took place in more than 500 cities worldwide with dozens of nonpartisan scientific professional societies in a turnout intended to combine political and pro-science demonstrations. Scientists left the
    - 24 days ago 29 Apr 17, 1:19pm -
  • Integrated Isolation Barrier Technology Enables Digital Isolators to Protect System Integrity

    Integrated Isolation Barrier Technology Enables Digital Isolators to Protect System Integrity

    Integrating an isolation barrier into a power IC is an example of how packaging technology has advanced the semiconductor state-of-the art. This technology enables these devices to perform as digital isolators and also allows the isolation capability…
    - 26 days ago 26 Apr 17, 11:18pm -
  • On the Topic of Fuel Cells, More R&D Required

    On the Topic of Fuel Cells, More R&D Required

    Commercial fuel cells are available, but for wider use they need more R&D to improve their performance, reliability, and cost.
    - 35 days ago 18 Apr 17, 5:00pm -

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