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German Scientists Create Lithium Ion Battery that Can Charge an Electric Car for 27 Years

Scientists at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg (ZSW) have developed one of the most efficient lithium-ion …

Structure Sensor uses iPads to scan 3D objects

Paired with iPads, the Structure Sensor creates 3D images of reality.<p>The new Structure Sensor from startup company Occipital promises to convert iPads and iPhones into 3D scanners. The device, which launches today on Kickstarter, is designed to create accurate three-dimensional images of objects in …

Flexible Panels Can Turn Windows Into Electricity-Generating Solar Panels

A startup in Germany has developed a new kind of solar panel made of small, organic molecules deposited on polyester films. The technology is similar …

New transparent solar panels could be used as windows

By John Moe<p>July 25, 2012 | 2:39 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/07/25/tech/new-transparent-solar-panels-could-be-used-windows/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Clean Energy

This Film Could Turn Your Smartphone Into a Solar Panel

Researchers at UCLA have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film<br>that can be placed on any number of glass surfaces to harvest energy from the …

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

What’s inside Motorola’s digital tattoo?

Motorola dropped some jaws this week, when Advanced Technology and Projects Group chief Regina Dugan revealed the company’s tinkering on digital …

Wearable Tech

How energy harvesting tech could power wearables and the internet of things

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s all very well talking about the evolution of wearable computing and the internet of things, but something has to power …

Printable A3-sized solar cells new milestone in green energy

Imagine a future where solar panels speed off the presses, like newspaper. Australian scientists have brought us one step closer to that …