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Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage

Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how...

US Army, UMD researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a...

USAF Experts Say Lasers Can Increase Survivability

Directed energy weapons have been on the Air Force’s horizon for decades. Defined as a device such as a high energy laser or a high...

Self-generated power could reduce Soldiers’ load

Today's warfighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power. The bionic power knee harvester, also known as the PowerWalk, is an energy-harvesting device that...

Energy harvesting innovations lighten Soldier’s load

Radios, GPS systems and night-vision goggles are just a few of the electronic devices carried by dismounted Soldiers, but all require batteries that can...

Turkey seeks alternatives to Russian energy after warplane crisis

Ankara: Turkey on Saturday said it was seeking alternatives to Russian energy as relations with Moscow plunge over the downing of a warplane, with...

Soldiers of the future will generate their own power

Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat. Researchers at the Natick Soldier...

Iran, Russia to sign nuclear plants deal Tuesday: media

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on...

Lithium Sulfur Batteries A Step Closer for UK Forces

The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research program to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells...

US Army announces plans to develop three 30 megawatt solar arrays

The U.S. Army announced plans today to develop three 30 megawatt, alternating current, solar photovoltaic arrays -- one each on Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort...