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Energy Harvesting Material Can Be 3D Printed

Pretty soon you could be harvesting energy from your shoe soles to your gloves, or the mat under your carpet. A team from Virginia Tech is able to 3D print piezoelectric [...]

January 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

NREL IDs Markets for Flexible Solar

Thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells have been a target of some skepticism due to cost and scale-up issues for high-performance microcells. However, with new advances, [...]

November 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Will Your Car’s Body be Your Battery?

In the same way that the technology industry is looking at energy harvesting through advanced textiles for people, a research team in Sweden is believes it can store energy [...]

October 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Waste Plastic to Car Fuel…and New Plastic

We all know that plastics recycling can be a tricky business — in most cases it has to be clean and sorted properly, which makes it a burden for both consumers and [...]

September 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is E.coli Key to More Efficient Solar?

E.coli and solar are not usually two terms we mention in the same sentence. E.coli bacteria are responsible for some of the worst food poisoning outbreaks in the world, while [...]

July 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

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