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Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...s of mechanical integrity or efficiency. The paper batteries
can also be stacked, like a ream of printer paper,...ntains no water, which means theres nothing in the batteries
to freeze or evaporate. This lack of water allows the paper energy storage devices to withstand extr...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
...r 36 hours, a means of preserving the two double-A batteries
in each transmitter for the life of the project. The researchers have no way of knowing whether the birds will go to southern Argentina or the Malvinas, or whether they will follow a straight course to the breeding grounds or take a circuitous route....
Bird sized airplane to fly like a swift
...lance up to one hour thanks to its lithium-polymer batteries
that power the electromotor, which drives a propeller. The propeller folds back during gliding to minimize air drag.The unique morphing-wing design features are taken from the swift. Morphing means the wings can be swept back in flight by folding fea...
UC engineering researchers uncover factors that control ion motion in solid electrolytes
...erials for specific applications. For example, the batteries
implanted in patients who have heart pacemakers make use of a solid electrolyte." Novita is a third-year doctoral student working in the lab of Punit Boolchand, professor of electrical engineering in the University of Cincinnati's College of Engine...
'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics
...iodegradable, could eventually replace lithium ion batteries
in many portable electronic applications, includin...s that renewable fuels can be directly employed in batteries
at room temperature to lead to more energy-efficient battery technology than metal-based approaches,...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2007
...or other applications as well, such as fuel cells, batteries
and other energy storage and conversion technologies. [Contact: Larisa Brass, (865) 574-4163; email@example.com ] ENVIRONMENT -- Leaf litter revelation . . . Freshly fallen leaves contribute less to the levels of carbon in mineral soil than was...
ALTRAN: Industry experts address technology challenges at Altran Innovation Conference
...ight on solar energy, charging lightweight lithium batteries
during the day and flying off their energy at night. As well as these there was the Maxxun contribution of Luminescent Solar Concentrators which hope, by 2012, to be able to compete alongside fossil fuels as an economically viable alternate source of...
Images develop clinical applications for new DESI technology
...mass spectrometer. The portable instrument runs on batteries
and can be carried anywhere, allowing the technology to more easily be used for field applications like explosives detection. Cooks' most recent DESI research was conducted in Purdue's Bindley Biosciences Center at Discovery Park and is associated w...
Ferns provide model for tiny motors powered by evaporation
... remote sensor where it's impossible to change the batteries
ACS Weekly PressPac -- September 6, 2006
...th meat to crow about Tiny fuel cell might replace batteries
in laptop computers, portable electronics National... 12, 5:00 p.m., EDT Tiny fuel cell might replace batteries
in laptop computers, portable electronics If you're frustrated by frequently losing battery power...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 9, 2006
...nd portable electronics without the need for bulky batteries
or other energy sources. Instead of batteries, electricity for such devices would come, for instance, from muscle contraction or other body movements, according to Zhong Lin Wang and colleagues. Their report, scheduled for the Aug. 9 issue of the A...
Top researcher-educators receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
...ng. E-textiles are fabrics into which networks and batteries
are woven to support flexible, wearable sensing and actuation networks. Martin is a leader in wearable computing. Since 2000, he has served as general chair, program co-chair, and on program and organizing committees for the IEEE International Sympos...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006
...ble NiCd battery to the latest lithium-ion polymer batteries
and dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Scientists in China are reporting development of a new aluminum iodide (AlI3) battery. It uses aluminum and iodine as anode and cathode respectively, and the in situ formation of aluminum iodide as electrolyte....
ACS Weekly PressPac -- June 26, 2006
...ed on the electrodes, the EAPap bends. No wires or batteries
are needed because a special microstrip antenna and other lightweight electronic components can be integrated into the EAPap. Radio waves beamed to the antenna then would be converted into electricity that moves the EAPap. "This means that EAPap ac...
ACS weekly press package May 8, 2006
...nt by connecting multiple MFCs together, much like batteries
stacked inside a flashlight. However, they faced uncertainties about how stacking MFCs might affect the electricity-producing microbial populations inside each fuel cell. Verstraete's research focused on how stacking of MFCs and the evolution of the ...
MIT researchers build tiny batteries with viruses
...r, Paula Hammond and Yet-Ming Chiang, is to create batteries
that cram as much electrical energy into as small or lightweight a package as possible. The batteries
they hope to build could range from the size of a grain of rice up to the size of existing hearing a...
USC, Rice to develop bacteria-powered fuel cells
... fuel cell. Anodes are the parts of fuel cells and batteries
that gather excess electrons for harvesting. To optimize its design, the team must understand how bacteria transfer electrons to anode surfaces under a variety of conditions. "There are three primary components in the system: the bacteria, the surfac...
An elephant tail
...d be fitted with GPS radio-tracking collars or new batteries
for the collars. Save the Elephants has placed 80 GPS collars in elephants in the past decade to identify elephant habitats and their travel corridors. Goals include preserving habitats, protecting corridors and minimizing conflicts with humans. In...
Trained wasps may be used to detect bombs, bugs, bodies and more
...y for commercialization in five to ten years. Like batteries
in a smoke detector, the trained wasps wont live forever and will eventually have to be replaced, he says. In the current study, the researchers used Microplitis croceipes , a species of tiny parasitic wasps that can be trained to detect certain odo...
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
...g a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries
used in implantable devices to help treat nervous ...reliable and work continuously for years, the tiny batteries
that power implantables are indispensable in everything from pacemakers to the electronic stimulator...