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A laptop battery system that knows your habits and lasts a lot longer - Next at ...
Software Defined Battery, as in the battery pack is smart and feeds from specific cells based on consumption profile, such that basic use feeds from more longer lasting cells, while peak usage uses peaking cells with a different chemistry/lifespan. I suppose this could also incorporate prismatic capacitors as well.
microsoft  research  hybrid  composite  material  battery  design  software  defined  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
The ZEF program
Climatic table is a PCM/radiator lined table as a bulk thermal store that doubles as furniture.
phase  change  material  PCM  thermal  energy  store  table  furniture  cooling  heating  home  decor  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture (MCMA)
These nickel octet truss materials are interesting. I assume they are making them with super high accuracy laser 3D printers, probably by laser sintering.
CMA  controlled  microstructural  architecture  DARPA  materials  science  research  technology  octet  truss  porous  material  engineered  structure  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
Ultralight Metallic Microlattices
Lightweight nickel lattice structure. They claim it is the lightest material currently known. Structure should be possible with other materials. Uses semiconductor lithography techniques to make a polymer template, plate the template, then etch the polymer away.
nickel  lightweight  lattice  microlattice  engineered  material  materials  science  technology  research  porous  structure  cubic  octet  truss  metal  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
Seems like they incorporated something similar to that d3o shear thickening liquid layer body armor directly into urethane foam that can be molded into protection products like sports gear and laptop covers.
PORON  XRD  urethane  open  cell  cellular  foam  impact  shock  protection  material  breathable  armor  defense  shield  Delicious 
may 2011 by asteroza
General Atomics Tests Thermal Energy Storage Device for Directed Energy Weapons
A psuedo regenerative setup, recovering waste heat from directed energy weapons for reuse, while cooling the weapon at the same time
general  atomics  PCM  phase  change  material  materials  science  research  technology  thermal  energy  storage  cooling  DEW  directed  weapon  military  recovery  scavenging  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza
Tunable Electromagnetic Gateway : Light and Electromagnetics Blocked but Corridor is Filled with Air
I wonder if this could be used as a kind of magnetic field barrier that is porous to liquid nitrogen to cool a superconducting magnet or coaxial superconducting wire to cut down or contain the magnetic field which can be harmful to high temperature superconductor operations?
tunable  electromagnetic  bandgap  electric  magnetic  field  block  filter  shield  air  gas  liquid  porous  material  science  research  technology  Delicious 
august 2009 by asteroza
Aercon AAC
Hrm, Japan, the land of concrete construction, would have field day with this. But there seems to be some politically motivated controversy regarding California not qualifying the material for seismic zones, so I wonder how that spills over.
AERCON  autoclaved  aerated  concrete  building  block  material  low  density  weight  architecture  construction  AAC  prefabricated  green  insulator  fireproof  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza
Vector Foiltec | Welcome | ETFE
These guys are the ones that did the Eden Project paneled multicellular dome structure in the UK
germany  transparent  polymer  ETFE  tetra  fluoro  ethylene  lightweight  canopy  material  architecture  design  dome  building  construction  sunlight  materials  science  engineering  Texlon  Eden  project  climatic  envelope  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza
A Research Program Nuclear Energy Conversion [abstract]
Use radiation to fluoresce a material, recover the photon energy with a wide bandgap solar cell. Simple semi-direct solid state electricity cycle with no moving parts. Interesting route is an RTG style plant with mirrors/fiberoptics feeding the solar array. Use natural case conductive cooling with a naturally decaying core rather than an active fission reaction. I wonder if you could increase the cycle efficiency with betavoltaics at the fluorescing material position? I wonder if you do some quantum dot well stuff to tune the light/photon outputs to better match the solar cells?
PIDEC  radiation  activated  fluorescent  material  wide  bandgap  solar  cell  nuclear  power  generator  cycle  green  energy  Delicious 
april 2009 by asteroza

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