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Virus-templated fabrication of piezoelectric nanogenerators

By Maja Bosanac
8 December 2013

kaist-virus-nanogenerator-1A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has synthesized a nanogenerator – a flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device based on biological templates. The biotemplated nanogenerator is low cost and it can be self-powered by simple finger movements that could be used to power small commercial LCD screens and… »


Less power consuming and faster plastic electronics

By Damir Beciri
9 April 2012

plastic-electronics-1Researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory made a breakthrough for plastic electronic circuits by adding new qualities aside low cost, transparency, flexibility and ease of production – they managed to make them less power consuming and faster. The technology could be used in various applications, ranging from radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on… »


Researchers develop faster organic semiconductors for flexible displays

By Damir Beciri
27 August 2011

better-organic-electronics-1Organic semiconductors are suitable for application in thin film and flexible displays but they haven’t yet reached the speeds needed to drive high definition displays. A team of researchers, led by researchers from Stanford and Harvard universities, applied a logical approach in order to create a new material which is suitable for high-speed organic semiconductors…. »


New polymer enables cheaper plastic solar cells and electronics

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments19 August 2011

astar-pod2t-dtbt-plastic-solar-cells-1Researchers from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have created a new polymer that can be used in both new age plastic electronics as well as plastic solar cells. The new polymer enables thinner and  lighter electronic components and organic solar cells which can be produced… »


Self-sharpening sea urchin teeth may inspire ever-sharped tools

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments28 December 2010

sea-urchin-handIn order to survive in a tumultuous environment, sea urchins literally eat through stone. Sea urchins use their teeth to carve out nooks where they hide from predators and protect themselves from the waves. Despite constant grinding and scraping on stone, urchin teeth never get dull. This ability has puzzled scientists for decades, but researchers… »


Fujitsu hybrid energy harvesting device generates electricity from heat or light

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments9 December 2010

fujitsu-hybrid-energy-harvesting-device-1Using ambient energy (such as light, vibration, heat, radio waves, etc.) to produce electrical energy is being developed by many researchers around the globe. The folks from Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. recently announced that they have developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device capable to generate electricity from either heat or light. Instead using multiple harvesting… »