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Tethercell – Re-Inventing the Battery

Tethercell – Re-Inventing the Battery

Tethercell functional prototype shown beside Beta iOS iPhone 4S App Functional Tethercell prototype shown with all internal components How about making any AA battery powered device turn on or off remotely via a simple mobile app? This is exactly the ...

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Self Charging Battery Developed

Self Charging Battery Developed

The new Self-Charging Power Cell Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a unique power cell that self-charges directly by converting mechanical energy into chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. This technology eliminates ...

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100-watt LED Bulbs are on the Way

A new age of more efficient, cleaner lighting has been an unfulfilled promise for many years. Now thanks to some innovative new technologies the revolution might be closer than ever and its name is LED.     Switch Lighting LED ...

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Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

E-Fuel Corporation of Los Gatos, California has created an in-home ethanol generator capable of converting standard organic waste products into usable ethanol fuel. The fuel system requires several steps – first the waste must be processed into sugar water and ...

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Water Resistant Power Strip

Water Resistant Power Strip

Shohero Technologies, Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan has developed a new water resistant power strip. The strip, marketed under the name Wet Circuits, also builds in a variety of safety features not found in standard power strips including protection against overheating, ...

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GE WattStation

Electric vehicles have the potential to revolutionize transportation. However in order to see widespread adoption, the power grid must be modernized and charging stations must be accessible, quick and easy. GE’s new electric vehicle charger, the GE WattStation, is designed ...

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Charging USB Devices on the Wall and in the Car

Charging USB Devices on the Wall and in the Car

Scosche Industries, located in California, has recently introduced an innovative charger for devices that draw power from USB ports. The new device, dubbed “powerFUZE”, can connect to either AC outlets or the common car jack, providing gadgets’ users constant power ...

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Low Temperature Fuel Cells

Low Temperature Fuel Cells

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a new type of solid oxide cell made from common materials that operates at lower temperatures than standard solid oxide fuel cells. The tube shaped cell can ...

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Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California are developing new carbon-silicon nanowire electrodes that increase the charge storage capacity of current lithium ion batteries by as much as 600 percent. Unlike recent electrodes using pure silicon, the carbon-silicon nanowires ...

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