Self-extinguishing device uses body movement to determine when workers are in danger Imagine a device that could stand up to even the most intense fires so that it could automatically signal others when a firefighter is immobilized on the job.
2-in-1 device also uses supercapacitor to store energy that could power computers and smartphones UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic … Continue reading →
UCLA and University of Connecticut scientists design supercapacitor that could make pacemakers and other instruments safer and more durable Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a new biofriendly energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor, which … Continue reading →
UCLA-led breakthrough could literally reshape solar cells and electronic devices Our smartphones, tablets, computers and biosensors all have improved because of the rapidly increasing efficiency of semiconductors.
While the demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has spurred the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, one area has lagged behind in this downsizing revolution: energy-storage units, such as batteries and capacitors. Now, Richard Kaner, a member of the California … Continue reading →