Energy & Green Tech

Creating 3-D virtual replicas of all-solid-state batteries

We live in a battery-powered world, and as electronics steadily permeate its every corner, the need to find robust batteries grows increasingly important. Today, most devices run on lithium-ion batteries; and while these ...

Engineering

Creating batteries to power air travel

Researchers at the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research have created new computer models to predict the life and performance of batteries that could power some passenger airplanes—a step forward for cleaner, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Norwegian researchers hit silicon jackpot for top battery solution

Steve Hanley certainly wrote what we are all thinking—groan, not another story about a battery "breakthrough." So many blares from a trumpet begin to fall on deaf ears, but the bleats go on. So what and who are we to take ...

Robotics

When the top stunt-worthy acrobat is a robot

Human performers have developed impressive acrobatic techniques that never fail to draw gasps, blinks and open-mouthed children. They watch a body swing through the air and in the process even twist and flip. Can robots ...

Engineering

Internet of things sensors could connect via ambient radio waves

Internet of things (IoT) systems usually link networks of sensors via radio, but radios demand battery power thus limiting usability. Disney Research has determined that one solution may be to get rid of the radios all together ...