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Fueling of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Power System Begins

July 25, 2019

NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, has given the go-ahead to begin fueling the…
DENSO to Mass-produce Automotive Alternators Equipped with Newly Developed High-efficiency Diodes

May 23, 2019

DENSO has developed a high-efficiency diode for alternators for gasoline and diesel engine vehicles with the semi-conductor supplier,…
Generator Grid: How Do They Function in Our Daily Lives?

May 15, 2019

Electricity has become a basic need for most people. However, not everyone is connected to the power grid,…
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Lunar Power System Team Wins President’s Award

May 10, 2019

In preparation of establishing a sustainable presence on the Moon by 2028, NASA is developing new technologies that…
Scientists Develop a Device that Generates Electric Power from Snowfall

April 16, 2019

Researchers from UCLA, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions, have recently developed a small, flexible, and inexpensive…
Novel Circuit Design Boosts Wearable Thermoelectric Generators

October 10, 2017

Using flexible conducting polymers and novel circuitry patterns printed on paper, researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators…
Bike Lights Without Battery

September 5, 2017

Danish manufacturer Reelight introduced a bicycle lights that are powered by a small magnets mounted on the bike’s spokes, so…
Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

March 1, 2017

Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as…
Charge Mobile Device With The Power Of Your Body

December 9, 2016

Everyone faces a problem when mobile device runs out of power. External USB power banks are useful, but…
Portable Water Power Generator

September 1, 2016

The Estream is a portable water-turbine charger, that converts any type of moving water into stored energy to charge…
Electric rays could inspire high-efficiency ultra-clean generators of the future

June 5, 2016

Some animals have very interesting defence mechanisms, such as producing electric shocks. Now scientists from the RIKEN Quantitative…
Two-Stage Power Management System Boosts Energy-Harvesting Efficiency

January 12, 2016

A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest energy…
Electricity Generator With Pedals

December 22, 2015

A 62-year-old Manoj Bhargava, has already created the electricity-generating a hybrid stationary bicycle. With this bicycle, an hour of riding…
New database provides monthly inventory and status of U.S. electric generating plants

December 16, 2015

EIA’s recently introduced Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory consolidates currently available information on electric generators into a single…
CSIRO comes out swinging in energy conversation

November 4, 2015

CSIRO will today launch a massive eight-person energy generating swing at one of the nation’s most prominent locations…
Electric generator capacity factors vary widely across the world

September 9, 2015

The technologies used to generate electricity are similar across regions of the world, but the pattern of use…
New arena of power generation set in motion with MOU

August 21, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories and eight other companies and research organizations will collaborate to advance a distributed power system…
Flexible, biodegradable device can generate power from touch

August 18, 2015

Long-standing concerns about portable electronics include the devices’ short battery life and their contribution to e-waste. One group…
New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires

June 30, 2015

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests…
Researchers develop world’s thinnest electric generator

October 16, 2014

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report today that they have made the first…
Project recycles waste heat into electricity for spacecraft systems

April 29, 2014

Rice University engineering students think it’s a shame to waste energy, especially in space. So a team of…
Generator uses the human body as an electrode to power portable electronics

March 26, 2014

The energy harvesting mechanism and equivalent circuit of the STEG with the human body as an electrode. When…
Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

February 21, 2014

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on…
New highly efficient thermoelectronic generator

December 4, 2013

This is a view into the test generator, looking at the emitter (~ 3 cm diameter). Credit: J.Mannhart…
DIY thermoelectric device charges hiker’s smartphone

May 6, 2013

Whether you’re in a city café hunting down a spare outlet or camping and worrying about losing outside…
Electric generator dispatch depends on system demand and the relative cost of operation

January 4, 2013

The variable operating cost of electric power generators is a key factor in determining which units a power…
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