Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 17


Creating magnets with electricity Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Institute of Materials Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Max Planck Institute, and the University of New South Wales drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then "read" this magneti... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Dec. 29


Wearing your batteries In spite of the progress in wearable devices, one challenge remaining is providing less obtrusive and cumbersome power sources. To tackle the problem, researchers at Case Western Reserve University developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or dress. "The area of clothing is fixed, so to generate the power density need... » read more