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The flexibility of this battery makes it a good fit for smart watches. Arizona State University uses Kirigami technique for a more flexible battery. (via ASU) When it comes to lithium-ion batteries, they're pretty limited when it comes to their shape, unless they're on the verge of exploding. But one research team at Arizona State University is in the process of creating a more flexible, stretchable battery. Using a form of Japanese origami called Kirigami, which includes a combination of cu ...
The picture inset is a closeup of the porous gold used in the capacitor (via CNSR) Batteries are the one thing you never have enough of and seem to die when you need them most. If only there was a battery that would work forever. Maybe this innovation will happen sooner than you think. A team of scientists from the INRS Centre Energie Materiaux Telecommunications and the Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS-CNRS) have created a micro-supercapacitor that has the same energ ...
Freevolt low energy harvesting board. Drayson Technologies' Freevolt has the ability to generate power by capturing radio frequencies from the air. (via Drayson Technologies) With more smart devices depending on the internet and wireless signals for connectivity and energy, the need for powering the IoT becomes more important. Just think of how people fight over the outlets in the airport. One company has an ambitious solution for powering a low-energy device forever. Sounds great, so what' ...