Organic cathode for high performance batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. With sulfur at its core, the material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The research was published in Advanced Energy Materials on April 10, 2019. Optimizing cathode materials…

Solid-state batteries – a new battery design that uses all solid components

But building a long-lasting solid-state battery is easier said than done. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize in real time how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in the batteries. The findings could help researchers find ways to improve the energy…

Metal-air batteries

Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities. They could potentially enable electric cars to travel a thousand miles or more on a single charge. A promising new member of the alkali-metal-air battery family is the potassium-air battery, which has more than three times the…

Trinity F9 – The mapping drone for professionals

In order to monitor BVLOS (Beyond the visual line of sight) infrastructures, DB relies on drones from Quantum-Systems for the “Urban Air Mobility” project in Ingolstadt. Quantum-Systems supplies drone technology to inspect Deutsche Bahn’s infrastructure. Read more >>>

ULC Robotics VTOL Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV…

RCPROPLUS Pro-D6 Supra-X

Pro-D6 P8 Supra X battery connectors are a great choice for high-current and voltage requirement, offering a wide (low-resistance) surface area for max efficient power transfer. The 24K gold-plated bullet plugs are assembly stress-free, whilst the casing with a design which eliminates separation uses high temperature capable impact-resistant plastic made in Japan. Specifications:  Continuous discharge current: 190A Peak…

DroneClash: the Dutch answer to the Gatwick Incident

DroneClash is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Defence (the head sponsor) and the Dutch Police. In the spirit of international collaboration, the Dutch Police have extended a warm welcome to their counterparts in other European countries to either join forces in an international police team or to join a Counter-Drone Coalition meeting which will…

The electric drive is the future!

The electric drive is the future – because electricity is renewable! The use of renewable energy in the construction of the electric car reduces the CO2 backpack significantly. The noise pollution in our cities would fall dramatically. Anyone who has ever lived on a major road knows how stressful and ultimately pathogen is traffic noise….

AeroVironment Provides Raven UAS to Portuguese Army

AeroVironment has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) equipped with Mantis i23 sensors and pocket Remote Video Terminals (p/RVT) for the Portuguese Army, with delivery scheduled over a three-year period. “AeroVironment’s Raven unmanned aircraft system, equipped with our Mantis i23 gimbaled sensor suite and pocket Remote Video…