Electrical Engineering and Electronics News
Solar Cells To Be Painted On Rooftops
Posted on August 25, 2009 at 07:19:25 pm
Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.
Hot New Classes Of Lighting And Display Systems
Posted on August 23, 2009 at 10:16:41 am
Applications for the arrays, which can be printed onto flat or flexible substrates ranging from glass to plastic and rubber, include general illumination, high-resolution home theater displays, wearable health monitors, and biomedical imaging devices.
New Cloaking Method Could Shield Buildings From Earthquakes
Posted on August 18, 2009 at 10:29:20 am
New cloaking method may someday shield submarines from sonar, planes from radar, buildings from earthquakes, and oil rigs and coastal structures from tsunamis.
Plastics That Convert Light To Electricity
Posted on August 05, 2009 at 09:32:08 pm
Researchers the world over are striving to develop organic solar cells that can be produced easily and inexpensively as thin films that could be widely used to generate electricity.
Overall Efficiency of Supercomputers Continues to Improve
Posted on August 03, 2009 at 09:19:48 am
The fifth edition of Virginia Tech's Green500 List shows that supercomputers continue to use less power even as their capacity soars. Computers raking in top spots a year ago are falling by the wayside to newer models.
New Device Guides Light Around Corners
Posted on August 02, 2009 at 08:51:58 pm
Using a composite metamaterial to deliver a complex set of instructions to a beam of light, Boston College physicists have created a device to guide electromagnetic waves around objects such as the corner of a building.
Harnessing Wave Power With New 'Oyster' Machine
Posted on July 30, 2009 at 11:22:39 pm
A giant new machine called' Oyster' designed to harness the power of ocean waves and turn it into 'green' electricity is being installed on the seabed off the Atlantic shores of the Orkney Islands.
Inexpensive Solar Power Is Close To Becoming Reality
Posted on July 29, 2009 at 11:37:25 pm
A new class of economically viable solar power cell-cheap, flexible and easy to make,has come a step closer to reality as a result of recent work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Soldiers Can Soon Power Their Equipment As They March
Posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:40:55 am
Engineers at Leeds are developing a way to capture the kinetic energy produced when soldiers march and use it to power their equipment.
New Geothermal Heat Extraction Process
Posted on July 20, 2009 at 09:19:23 am
A new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources holds promise for generating virtually pollution-free electrical energy.