Electronics & Semiconductors

Tiny devices pave way for self-charging smart tech

Self-charging smartwatches and health trackers could be a step closer following the development of tiny mechanical devices powered by movement, a study suggests.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Boost for better batteries in consumer electronics

An international research team has moved closer to developing a more sustainable, rechargeable "organic" battery model by doubling its energy storage capability.

Business

Green rare-earth recycling goes commercial in the US

An innovative method of recycling rare earth elements from electronic waste has gone commercial. A team of researchers from the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Progress on recycling smartphones, but more to do

Smartphone manufacturers have promised to do better when it comes to recycling and reconditioning their product, responding to pressure from environmental campaigners.

Consumer & Gadgets

European activists fight for right to repair electronics

At a table scattered with tools and wires, volunteer repairers sit across from the owners of an assortment of inoperable electronics. The volunteers at a free "repair cafe" in Copenhagen disassemble and diagnose gadgets while ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Sustainable, implantable electronics move one step closer

Bio-inspired electricity sources could power wearable or implantable electronics in the future, even running on metabolic waste according to new research from the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioPhysics group at the University ...

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