Power and Electrical Engineering

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Aircraft can get higher and greener from doped fuels

UBCO researchers cook up jet fuel with graphene nanomaterials. The goal of creating a cleaner fuel for aircraft engines is creating a spark at UBC Okanagan. A team of researchers…

They’ll lead the robots out

Why when walking in the city we do not enter blind alleys, or at least it happens to us very rarely, rather only when we lose our train of thought?…

Engineers invent ultra-fast manufacturing technology, eliminating need for polymer binders

A team of engineers at the University of South Florida has invented new technology that could forever change the manufacturing of wearable, electronic sensors. They’ve figured out a way to…

To convert heat into electricity

Scientists developed an efficient generator… Thermoelectric generator of new generation is ten times more efficient than its analogues. Researchers from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration…

Scientists find a way to stabilize a promising material for solar panels

One of the solar energy market’s most promising solar cell materials—perovskite—is also the most frustrating. A research team in Sweden reports a possible solution to the environmental instability of perovskite—an…

SMART researchers discover new way to generate light

… through use of pre-existing defects in semiconductor materials. The discovery demonstrates a practical method to overcome current challenges in the manufacture of indium gallium nitride (InGaN) LEDs with considerably…

Green hydrogen from New Zealand

To limit climate change, joint global efforts are needed and international alliances must be forged. Coordinated by Dr. Paul Jerabek (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon) and Prof. Sally Brooker (University of Otago in…

Unique Measurement Campaign Launched to Reduce Refrigerant Charge in Heat Pumps With Propane

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is developing refrigeration circuits for heat pumps which shall operate as efficiently as possible with low amounts of the climate-friendly refrigerant propane….

Marangoni surfer robots look and move like water bugs

From birds in the sky to fish in the sea, nature’s creatures possess characteristics naturally perfected over millennia. Studying them leads engineers to create new technologies that are essential to…

Researchers successfully build four-legged swarm robots

As a robotics engineer, Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, gets her inspiration from biological systems. The collective behaviors of ants, honeybees and birds to solve…

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