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Test & Measurement
Samsung Woes Continue with Factory Fire, Further Scrutiny on Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
Samsung's troubles over the last year have shined a critical light on power systems and on lithium-ion batteries.
2 days ago
Improved Interfacing: New ICs for Your Isolated Systems
Sometimes you need to block electrical current while allowing information to pass. In this article, we’ll look at three new isolation products....
3 days ago
Chinese Company Rushes to Develop Autonomous Passenger Drone
Chinese engineers are developing a drone capable of transporting people via autonomous flight.
3 days ago
Teardown Tuesday: Mercury Remote-Controlled Socket
In this Teardown Tuesday, we will be looking at the innards of a Mercury remote power plug that uses a remote to control power sockets.
4 days ago
Improve Your Power: New Products for Generating and Monitoring Your Supply Voltages
In this article, we’ll take a look at three new power-management ICs—two linear regulators and one power supply monitor.
February 09, 2017
Researchers Have Used PCCO to Unleash the Superconductivity of Graphene
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have recently developed a graphene-based superconductor without altering the material.
February 08, 2017
Li-Ion Battery Fire Issues Could Be Solved by New Flame-Retardant Separator
Researchers at Stanford University have created a separator with an encapsulated flame retardant that retains long-term battery life.
February 01, 2017
New Programming Language Tackles Energy Harvesting’s Problem with Intermittent Power
Carnegie Mellon's new programming language helps make energy harvesting systems more reliable.
January 18, 2017
The Resurgence of BattleBots and Robot Wars
Battlebots (US) and Robot Wars (UK) have made a comeback. How will modern technology change the game?
January 14, 2017
Electromagnetic Radiation Is Decreasing in New Generations of Smartphones
Newer smartphones have lower SAR measurements, exposing users to less radiation.
January 04, 2017
Innovation out of Necessity: Brackley Cassinga’s Self-Taught Engineering
A self-taught engineer from Bukavu (Republic Of Congo) has been helping light up his village since he was 13. To help others achieve such engineering feats, he is now sharing that knowledge....
January 01, 2017
Diamond Batteries Could Use Nuclear Waste to Generate Electricity for Millennia
Researchers have turned nuclear waste into something truly useful: an (effectively) eternal battery.
December 29, 2016
New Electric Vehicle Battery Sensor Design Could Reduce EV Costs
Electric vehicle batteries (EVBs) are used to power electric vehicles (EVs). Generally, each cell requires its own voltage sensor, however, this might have changed in a recent breakthrough....
December 28, 2016
The Future Looks Bright as Cost of Unsubsidized Solar Power Trends Down
For the first time, unsubsidized solar power is the cheapest form of new electricity, with solar power projects costing less than other forms of renewable energy in emerging market countries....
December 27, 2016
Could Cryogenic Energy Storage Solve Renewable Energy’s Biggest Problem?
Highview Power Storage, a designer and developer of energy storage solutions, will construct a Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) plant that will have the ability to deliver 5MW/15MWh and up to...
December 21, 2016
A Robot that Sweats? Engineers Try Bio-Inspired Heat Management
Researchers have designed a humanoid robot which sweats water through its metal frame to cool itself.
December 12, 2016
Teardown Tuesday: USB Power Meter
In this Teardown Tuesday, we will split, smash, crack, and sand our way into a USB power meter to see how it's made.
December 06, 2016
Could Nanowires Change the Way We Manage Heat Dissipation in ICs?
Heat dissipation is one of the biggest obstacles in semiconductor reduction. A team at the University of California has developed nanowires that can significantly improve heat dissipation...
November 23, 2016
PLC Design Board Aims at Industry 4.0 Applications
Industry 4.0 is here now, and Maxim's Pocket IO PLC development platform shows how it can reinvigorate manufacturing operations with tiny sensors and distributed control units....
November 09, 2016
MIT Fusion Reactor Sets Another Record Right Before Being Shut Down for Good
MIT’s experimental fusion reactor, Alcator C-Mod, breaks the plasma pressure record on its last day of operation.
October 26, 2016
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