Fuel cells continue to inch forward. Angstrom Power Inc. integrated its hydrogen-based EverOn technology into an unaltered Motorola Motoslvr L7 phone, proving its role in products used almost constantly. EverOn offers as much as twice the run-time of batteries in side-by-side tests and offers recharge times of only 10 min. During the six-month proof of concept, the battery replacement was recharged with the Canadian company’s Micro Hydrogen system, which uses micro-fluidics to move the molecules from a refillable hydrogen storage tank into the fuel cell architecture. Motorola Mobile Devices is helping Angstrom advance the technology.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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