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Video: Temporary Tats Harvest Energy from Sweat
Blog 
8/29/2014  11 comments
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
Video: 'Candy’ 3D-Prints Your Sweets
Blog 
8/27/2014  15 comments
A London-based company has added some sweetness to the versatility of the 3D printing market with a printer designed solely to print candy and confections.
Student-Designed System for E-Motorbike Tops TI Challenge
STEM Connection 
8/22/2014  9 comments
A battery management system to support an electric motorcycle lithium-ion battery pack took first place in Texas Instruments' annual engineering innovation contest.
Comment:Good "Sense" - Elizabeth M-8/21/2014
Video: Solar Car Drives Valuable Career Lessons Home
STEM Connection 
8/21/2014  29 comments
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
Slideshow: Jewelry Harvests Energy in the Blink of an Eye
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8/20/2014  32 comments
An Israeli design student has created a series of unique pieces of jewelry that can harvest energy from default movements of the body and even use human blood as a way to conduct energy.
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Video: Robot Hitchhikes Across Canada
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8/19/2014  28 comments
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
The ‘Holy Grail’ for Lithium-Based Batteries
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8/19/2014  9 comments
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
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Comment:Re: Practical - Elizabeth M-8/13/2014
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Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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