Optimization of a Lithium Flow Battery to Increase Energy Storage

By Meghan Bialt-DeCelie Image acquired from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_New_Zealand Figure 3: Windmills need reliable large-scale flow batteries to effectively store energy for later use.   The flow battery is a development in large-scale, renewable battery technology. It is often found attached to solar panels and windmills to collect the energy produced. However, it is unable to cost-effectively store large amounts of energy. Dr. Qing Wang, of the University … Continue reading Optimization of a Lithium Flow Battery to Increase Energy Storage

Self-Healing Gel Makes the Future of Technology More Flexible

By Meghan Bialt-DeCelie Image acquired from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/creative_stock/5227842611 Figure 2: weak points like junctions and bends in circuits could use the self-healing, conductive gel to keep circuits from wearing.   As technology advances, people in today’s society strive for slimmer, curved, and more flexible gadgets. Typical conductive materials for circuits are not exactly suitable for the latest tech to meet these futuristic features. To address this problem, … Continue reading Self-Healing Gel Makes the Future of Technology More Flexible

Your Robot Coworker Won’t Be Stealing Your Job After All

By Cerise Carey Is artificial intelligence as big of a threat to your job as it may seem? Researchers with the McKinsey Global Institute suggest not. Their research indicates that less than five percent of jobs and forty-five percent of general work activities could be automated. Jobs that could benefit from some activities becoming automated include physicians, financial managers, and senior executives. However, there are … Continue reading Your Robot Coworker Won’t Be Stealing Your Job After All

Design and Testing of Amplification Frame for Piezoelectric Energy Harvester

 By Plinio Guzman Department of Mechanical Engineering State University of New York, Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11767 Email: plinio.guzman@stonybrook.ed   By Wusi Chen Department of Mechanical Engineering State University of New York, Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11767 Email: wusi.chen@stonybrook.edu   Ya Wang Department of Mechanical Engineering State University of New York, Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11767 Email: ya.s.wang@stonybrook.edu   By Lei Zuo … Continue reading Design and Testing of Amplification Frame for Piezoelectric Energy Harvester

Researchers Create Antireflective Surface to Improve Solar Cells

By Ashwin Kelkar The advent of the solar panel has allowed us to harness the energy of the sun, similar to plants. However, unlike plants, solar panels run into a predicament; though we can utilize some of the sun’s rays, most waves end up being reflected off the surface of solar panels. This massive amount of reflected sunlight demonstrates how inefficient solar panels are, even … Continue reading Researchers Create Antireflective Surface to Improve Solar Cells

Pioneering X-Ray Techniques Used to Design More Efficient Batteries

By Ashwin Kelkar Have you ever wondered why your iPhone battery only lasts 3 hours instead of the projected 8? It can be frustrating to many people around the world, but it can be even worse when that battery is powering a pacemaker, a tool that allows people’s hearts to continue pumping blood. Imagine what would happen if a battery like this suddenly dies and … Continue reading Pioneering X-Ray Techniques Used to Design More Efficient Batteries

Cerebral Blood Flow Imaging Technique Can be Applied to Disease Diagnosis

By  Marianna Catege Dr. Yingtian Pan, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook, and his team, have discovered a new imaging technique that allows for a clearer picture of the direction, speed, and quantity of cerebral blood flow. This discovery expands upon and provides an ultrahigh-resolution picture for Stony Brook Medical scientists’ newly developed method for measuring how cocaine interrupts blood flow … Continue reading Cerebral Blood Flow Imaging Technique Can be Applied to Disease Diagnosis