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Triboelectric Generators Will Soon be Powering Electronics
Wearables and other portable IoT technology have made the ability for users to harvest and store electrical power on the go very attractive to manufacturers. Such smart devices have upped the need to find ways to power the extensive sensor networks of tomorrow—and triboelectric nanogenerators have the potential to do just that.
Electrical Engineering Discoveries That Shaped the World: AC and DC Power
Fought in 1880 between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, the ‘war of the currents’ defined modern electric power transmission: Edison believed in the use of DC (direct current) power, and Tesla the use of AC (alternating current) power. This article considers both sides of the fence.
The Importance of Control Systems in Electrical Engineering
Automated process control is an integral part of modern industry. For example, automation allows integrated circuit manufacturers to both minimise errors during the fabrication process and improve production efficiency—ultimately enhancing the quality of the final products.
Critical Engineering Skills For the Future: Readying for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK
Engineering is vital to the UK’s economy: it provides quality employment alongside some vital solutions to major global challenges. However, the UK, similarly to the rest of Europe, has been experiencing a skills gap. Faced with the fourth industrial revolution and more, will the UK have the volume of engineering talent it needs to remain a key player?
Introduction to Basic Electrical Theory: Circuit Theory
Electric circuit theory is one of the most vital aspects of electrical engineering. Understanding how components work individually and collectively is the basis for designing, manufacturing, and troubleshooting all kinds of electronic devices and systems. This article will cover the basic circuit components, laws, and parameters in electrical engineering.
STMicroelectronics to Supply Silicon-Carbide Power Electronics to Renault for High Speed Battery Charging in EVs
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, has announced it will supply these electronics to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to enable high-speed charging in the next generation of electric vehicles.
UK Organizations Receive Funding for Improving Energy Efficiency
Faraday, the independent institute, is allocating £55 million to projects in 4 focus areas, each set on improving EV battery technology while slashing harmful emissions. Resulting research also has the potential to positively impact other industries.
Intel Reveals Spring Crest and Spring Hill AI Accelerator Chips
At this year’s Hot Chips symposium, held between the 18th and 20th of August, Intel revealed its first entries into the emergent market of AI accelerators—the Intel Nervana NNP-T ‘Spring Crest’ and NNP-I ‘Spring Hill’ chips. With the technology, Intel is aiming to compete against the current leaders in the space: Google, Amazon, and Nvidia, as well as newcomers like Qualcomm and Huawei.
World’s First Fully Superconducting Hybrid-Electric Motor Prepares for Testing in Large Civil Aircraft
Air traffic is increasing by five percent each year, driving fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions higher than ever before. While there is a plan to create fully electric aircraft, hybrid propulsion is desperately needed.
The Anticipated Concerns of a Renewables-Fuelled Power Grid in the UK
In a bid to lower energy costs, meet growing demand with sustainable power, and reduce toxic emissions, the UK is turning to renewables to replace its existing power systems now more than ever. From a technical perspective, however, the path to implementation remains lined with challenges...