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FUTUREWATCH: 3D Printing Batteries

FUTUREWATCH: 3D Printing Batteries

A group of scientists from Harvard and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created a 3D printer printer capable of making lithium-ion batteries that are about the size of a grain of sand. Such tiny batteries can provide electricity to power really small devices in various fields ranging from medicine to communications, including many

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The Future of Solar

Solar energy is one of the best sources for renewable energy in the world. The sun shines nearly everywhere in the world, and produces enough energy to provide power for every home and business in the world. Someday, solar energy may replace fossil fuels and become a main energy source for the world. However, before

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FUTUREWATCH: Will 3-D Printing Launch A New Industrial Revolution?

Back in 2009, Peter Schnitt, a student of MIT, printed a three dimensional clock with hands, counterweights and moving gears. When he hung it up on a wall and pushed the counterweight, the timepiece did work, although not very accurately. Scientists are now working around a technology that could go beyond wall clocks and help

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What Will Solar Panels Look Like in the Future?

Researchers at MIT have recently concluded that solar panels, to optimize light intake, should be three-dimensional structures. According to their report in the Energy and Environmental Science journal, researchers have found constructing a solar array with photovoltaic panels at various angles can boost performance levels by 2 to 20 times compared to flat panels! In

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FUTUREWATCH: Objet Geometries 3D Prints Electric Car Dashboard

3D printing is a technology which could lead to greener manufacturing and consumption since it can make use of eco friendly materials like paper, sand and plant-based biodegradable PLA plastics. It allows end users to reshape and recycle end of life products and help designers and architects to develop prototype green concepts. One of the

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Can Solar3D Increase Solar Panel Output by 200%?

Solar3D, a company known for innovation based on light management techniques from the fiber optic technology, has released news that a patent has been filed on a design modification that will increase the power output of a cell by 200 percent. While the company already uses a highly efficient, three-dimensional design for the solar cells

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In Focus: 3D Chip Packaging (VIDEO)

Personal mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and laptop PCs are rapidly evolving, becoming faster, smaller and functionally more sophisticated. To maintain this dramatic progress in device capability, the semiconductor industry is now at a new inflection point – the era of 3D chip packaging. In this video, Applied’s Sesh Ramaswami discusses the fundamentals of advanced

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In Focus: 3D Chip Technology (video)

It’s not just movies, televisions and video games that are going three-dimensional these days. Microchips are doing it, too. Semiconductors aren’t shifting into the third dimension because it’s fashionable, though. This shift is about continuing Moore’s Law, the relentless drive for higher performance that has driven the industry for four decades. With three very different

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