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New device powers wearable sensors through human motion

The advent of inexpensive wearable sensors that can monitor heart rate and body temperature, as well as levels of blood sugar and metabolic byproducts,...

Scientists develop an organic battery for the first time

Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have for the first time demonstrated an organic battery. It is of a type known as...

This water harvester could extract drinkable water even from dry air

Researchers have significantly boosted the output from a system that can extract drinkable water directly from the air even in dry regions, using heat...

New solar panel design boosts the light absorption by 125%

Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says. Researchers say the breakthrough could...

New circuit could generate clean, limitless power from graphene

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene's thermal motion and converting it into an electrical...

Scientists use AI to optimize vanadium flow battery performance and cost

Vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) are promising for stationary large-scale energy storage due to their high safety, long cycle life, and high efficiency. The cost of...

Sodium-ion batteries are a valid alternative to lithium-ion batteries, says study

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries (LIBs) are the electrochemical energy storage systems of choice for a wide variety of applications, however other types of emerging battery...

Scientists find low-cost materials that could boost lithium-ion batteries

Stanford University scientists have identified a new class of solid materials that could replace flammable liquid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries. The low-cost materials—made of lithium,...

New way to predict the slow death of lithium-ion batteries

The new tech could improve driving range estimates and prolong battery life. Batteries fade as they age, slowly losing power and storage capacity. As in people,...

New plant-based device could charge cars in minutes

A new plant-based supercapacitor could, in the near future, charge devices—even electric cars—within a few minutes, researchers report. The researchers say their energy storage devices...