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Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearables

Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearables

Feb 20, 2017 India
Wearable electronics are here — the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in part with an unexpected ingredient: green tea.
Researchers improve production of thin, efficient solar cells

Researchers improve production of thin, efficient solar cells

Nov 28, 2016 United States
Researchers are making strides in material development that may open up new possibilities for thin, wearable electronics and other vital power applications.
Supercapacitor that can be charged by human body heat

Supercapacitor that can be charged by human body heat

Nov 17, 2016 1 United States
This innovative supercapacitor allows charging to be completed using thermal energy in addition to the traditional electrical charging method for capacitors.
Enfucell exceed crowd funding target with 137% funding

Enfucell exceed crowd funding target with 137% funding

Nov 14, 2016 Finland
Enfucell, a developer and licensor of printed battery technology, has exceed its crowd funding target of 300,000 Euros by raising over 400,000 Euros.
Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery

Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery

Nov 7, 2016 United Kingdom
A new design for transistors which operate on 'scavenged' energy from their environment could form the basis for devices which function for months or years without a battery, and could be used for wearable or implantable electronics.
Solid-state batteries to the rescue - better, longer-lasting

Solid-state batteries to the rescue - better, longer-lasting

Nov 3, 2016 Worldwide
In 2016, Li-ion batteries celebrated their silver jubilee, i.e. they have been on the market, virtually unchanged, for the last 25 years. While this anniversary marks and underscores their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles, the underlying technology begins to show its limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, and cost.
Lithium-ion battery for electronic textiles grows back after breaking

Lithium-ion battery for electronic textiles grows back after breaking

Oct 26, 2016 United States
Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem.
Flexible batteries: evolving energy for the new reality

Flexible batteries: evolving energy for the new reality

Oct 11, 2016 2 United States
By using highly conductive, flexible carbon nanotube mats, scientists have developed a new type of flexible lithium-ion battery that not only stores energy, but can be folded, bent and manipulated hundreds of times without voltage fluctuations.
Bendable, twistable, flexible lithium-ion battery

Bendable, twistable, flexible lithium-ion battery

Oct 6, 2016 Japan
Panasonic Corporation announced that it has developed a Flexible Lithium-ion Battery with a thickness of only 0.55mm.
Ultra thin solar panels could power wearable technology revolution

Ultra thin solar panels could power wearable technology revolution

Jun 21, 2016 Korea
Scientists have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses.
Webinar - Commercialization of thin-film, flexible, printed batteries

Webinar - Commercialization of thin-film, flexible, printed batteries

Jun 1, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 14 June 2016: The Road to Commercialization of Thin-film, Flexible and Printed Batteries.