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Novel nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode technology gains patent clearance March 11, 2014 Novel nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode technology gains patent clearance Patented technology that enables lithium ion battery makers to design electrodes for specific applications for optimum balance of power, energy, stability and cost has been confirmed by U.S. Patent Office. Read more Tungsten diselenide promises flexible ultrathin semi-transparent solar cells March 10, 2014  Tungsten diselenide promises flexible ultrathin semi-transparent solar cells Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have created for the first time a diode made of tungsten diselenide and experiments show that the material could be used to create ultrathin flexible solar cells. Read more Future urban mobility: the autopilot takes over March 07, 2014 Future urban mobility: the autopilot takes over A glimpse to future urban individual mobility provides a prototype of a vehicle designed by engineering company AKKA Technologies. Link & Go 2.0, as the prototype was named, has been showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle has no steering wheel anymore. Instead, it offers all conceivable ... Read more GaN transistors promise more light for less energy March 06, 2014 GaN transistors promise more light for less energy Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF in Freiburg, Germany have discovered that LED drivers using gallium nitride (GaN) transistors can operate at higher currents, voltages and temperatures than standard silicon transistors Read more PMA reveals advanced specifications for vehicle wireless charging March 06, 2014 PMA reveals advanced specifications for vehicle wireless charging Power Matters Alliance (PMA) is planning to expand features of the organization's automotive specification to standardize wireless charging requirements beyond what is currently available in the market. Read more Roll-up digital screens near reality for all March 06, 2014 Roll-up digital screens near reality for all Researchers from the University of Surrey working together with scientists from Philips have developed a new technology which could see flexible electronics such as affordable roll-up tablet computers become widely available in the near future. Read more 60-A digital POL dc-dc module sets performance benchmarks March 06, 2014 60-A digital POL dc-dc module sets performance benchmarks By using a SEPIC-fed buck converter CUI Inc., has created a family of digital POL dc-dc modules that claim to set performance benchmarks in efficiency, power density, and transient response that meet the power challenges of distributed power architectures. Read more Micro smart grid plugs renewables into EV fleets March 06, 2014  Micro smart grid plugs renewables into EV fleets The ability to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management which is why researchers in Germany are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. Read more Liquid crystal waveguides split optical fibre signal at MHz speed March 05, 2014 Liquid crystal waveguides split optical fibre signal at MHz speed Operating at speeds three orders of magnitude higher than conventional optical sensors, the optical switch / variable optical power splitter device (OS/VOPS) developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS is based on waveguides with liquid crystals integrated on a silicon backplane. ... Read more Are quantum dot solar cells commercially viable? March 05, 2014 Are quantum dot solar cells commercially viable? A Korean research team has developed a technology which produces highly-efficient inverted colloidal quantum dot solar cells and could pave the way to a new generation of cheaper solar cells. Read more
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