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Hardware and software debugging tools created for intermittently powered energy-­harvesting devices

April 7, 2016

Researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a system for finding computer bugs in…
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…
Quantum physics meets genetic engineering

October 15, 2015

Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on…
Bubble, bubble … boiling on the double

September 9, 2015

New analysis of textured surfaces could lead to more efficient, and less dangerous, power plants. The boiling of…
Turbines weaken wind energy

September 9, 2015

Large wind farms with a high density of installed capacity slow down the wind and generate less electricity…
Training the next generation of power engineers

January 16, 2015

Most people only think about the electricity that powers our homes and gadgets when it isn’t there. When…
Is the power grid too big? Right-sizing the grid could reduce blackout risk

April 9, 2014

The overall operational “Risk” as a function of the system size (N), showing a decrease at first as…
GreenDataNet looking to use retired car batteries to power data centers

March 20, 2014

Credit: GreenDataNet GreenDataNet, a research project sponsored by the European Union, is looking at using batteries from electric…
UK Dyson Award picks wave power generator

September 16, 2013

The wind generates sea waves and that energy has scientists interested in how to harness that power, in…
Brittle material toughened: Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten

May 29, 2013

Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma,…
Reinventing the power line cable

April 2, 2013

Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are researching ways to perfect a next generation…
World record silicon-based millimeter-wave power amplifiers

March 27, 2013

Two teams of DARPA performers have achieved world record power output levels using silicon-based technologies for millimeter-wave power…
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