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Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

The Electric Highway, Ecotricity's national network of electricity pumps for electric cars, and the biggest network in Britain, has grown rapidly in reach over the last year and by the end of this year there will be an Electric Highway pump at...
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Doped semiconductor nanocrystals boost solar concentrators - nanotechweb.org

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“Zero self-absorption” quantum dots will make cheaper, more efficient solar cells
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MIT spinout XL Hybrids fits gas-guzzlers with electric powertrains, cutting gas consumption

MIT spinout XL Hybrids fits gas-guzzlers with electric powertrains, cutting gas consumption | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
MIT spinout XL Hybrids is upfitting (and retrofitting) gas and diesel commercial vans and trucks with fuel-saving 'add-on' electric powertrains whose batteries are charged through energy generated by braking.
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MIT spinout XL Hybrids fits gas-guzzlers with electric powertrains, cutting gas consumption

MIT spinout XL Hybrids fits gas-guzzlers with electric powertrains, cutting gas consumption | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
MIT spinout XL Hybrids is upfitting (and retrofitting) gas and diesel commercial vans and trucks with fuel-saving 'add-on' electric powertrains whose batteries are charged through energy generated by braking.
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Graphene-coated Heart Valves May Dispense with Anticoagulants

Graphene-coated Heart Valves May Dispense with Anticoagulants | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
Many patients who receive artificial heart valves have to remain on drugs that stop blood clotting on these artificial valves for life. Now, researchers have developed an artificial enzyme that would allow them to do away with such drugs.
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Innovative self-cooling, thermoelectric system developed

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Spanish researchers at the UPNA/NUP-Public University of Navarre have produced a prototype of a self-cooling thermoelectric device that achieves 'free' cooling of over 30ºC in devices that give off heat. It is a piece of equipment that acts as a traditional cooler but which consumes no electricity ...
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Researcher aims to use waste heat to make cars more efficient

Researcher aims to use waste heat to make cars more efficient | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
Yanliang Zhang wants to make vehicles more efficient by using a resource most people aren't even aware of—the waste heat that results from the inherent inefficiency of engines when converting fuel into energy.
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Interview: Davor Sutija Talks About Printed Electronics | Embedded content from Electronic Design

Interview: Davor Sutija Talks About Printed Electronics | Embedded content from Electronic Design | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
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Toxin-detection system inspired by turkeys

Toxin-detection system inspired by turkeys | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
The skin on turkeys' heads changes color with their mood. Scientists have now copied the process by which those color changes occur, and used it to create a...
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Optical nanoantenna goes wide wavelength - nanotechweb.org

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New tuneable on-graphene device might find use in reconfigurable “metasurfaces”, adaptive optics and optoelectronics
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Panasonic shows 55" curved OLED TV prototypes at CES 2014

Panasonic shows 55" curved OLED TV prototypes at CES 2014 | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
Sony and Panasonic recently cancelled their OLED TV joint-development project, so we weren't expecting any OLED TVs from Panasonic at CES (even though they did say they will continue to develop OLED technology alone).
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Pacemaker that is ten times smaller can be implanted without surgery

Pacemaker surgery typically requires a doctor to make an incision above a patient’s heart, dig a cavity into which he can implant the heartbeat-regulating device, and then connect the pulse generator to wires delivered through a vein near the...
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UCLA develops low-cost, high-mobility semiconductors for OLED displays

A device created by UCLA researchers could lead to a significant leap in the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers.
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Primus Power Adds $20M in VC to Move Energy Storage to Utility Scale : Greentech Media

Primus Power Adds $20M in VC to Move Energy Storage to Utility Scale : Greentech Media | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
Flow batteries in utility networks for peak shaving, frequency regulation and backup with help from a South African strategic investor
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Graphene folds itself into programmable nanocage for hydrogen storage ... - Nanowerk

Graphene folds itself into programmable nanocage for hydrogen storage ... - Nanowerk | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
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Conductive nanomaterials for printed electronics applications

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The term printed electronics refers to the application of printing technologies for the fabrication of electronic circuits and devices, increasingly on flexible plastic or paper substrates. Traditionally, electronic devices are mainly manufactured by photolithography, vacuum deposition, and electroless plating processes. In contrast to these multistaged, expensive, and wasteful methods, inkjet printing offers a rapid and cheap way of printing electrical circuits with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials.
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SiC and GaN electronics: Where, when and how big?

Compound Semiconductor Indium arsenide – We are a magazine who publish news on the compound semiconductor industry, about Gallium nitride, Indium arsenide, silicon carbide, light emitting diode, Led's
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Improved thermoelectric materials with atomic layer deposition

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Researchers at the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology have applied atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique to the synthesis of thermoelectric materials. Converting waste energy into electricity, these materials are a promising means of producing energy cost-effectively and without carbon ...
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Thermoelectric materials nearing production scale

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Half-Heusler compounds are especially suited for manufacturing thermoelectric modules. Waste heat can be converted to electricity with them. Researchers have manufactured the alloys for the first time in kilogram quantities.
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Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production

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A discovery by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SRBC) that desert plants fed by seawater produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-know...
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Chief Executive and Chair appointed for £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre - Press releases - GOV.UK

Chief Executive and Chair appointed for £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre - Press releases - GOV.UK | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
Government and industry's strategy for building greener cars took a step forward with the appointment of key figures in the auto sector.
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Battery offers renewable energy breakthrough - Energy Harvesting Journal

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Battery offers renewable energy breakthrough - Energy Harvesting Journal
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Head out to the ski slopes, for happiness’ sake - YottaFire

Study says even one-off skiing trips can give you a valuable boost in pleasure and well-being Are you contemplating a skiing holiday?
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my skiing trip is Scientifically justified. Wonder if I can get work to pay for it...

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Other cool stuff (but not Printed Electronics) | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.
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