Energy

Powering Devices Goes Skin Deep

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — Soft and flexible materials can be used to ultrasonically charge bioelectronic implants, which could help to reduce the need for surgical treatment. Electronic devices are...

Less May Be More in Next-Gen Batteries

Houston, TX — The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there’s an alumina lining. A slim layer of the metal oxide applied to common cathodes by engineers...

Gasification Goes Green

Houston, TX — Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of a major segment of the chemical industry. The particle, tiny spheres...

Power Dressing

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — Wearable electronics could be perpetually powered by stretchy, self-mending materials that use body heat to generate electricity. Three carefully curated organic compounds have...

Flaky Option Boosts Organic Solar Cells

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — An inexpensive material, made from tungsten disulfide flakes just a few atoms thick, has helped to improve the performance of organic solar cells. The discovery by KAUST researchers...

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