Virginia Tech’s New Piezoelectric Charger Can Power Your Cell Phone With a Simple Shake

November 14, 2012 by  
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Cell phone photo from Shutterstock What happens if you’re on the move and your cell phone runs out of batteries? For most people, it means waiting until you can access your charger. But scientists at Virginia Tech at Blacksburg have developed a new kinetic charger that makes juicing up your phone as easy as shaking your hand. Read the rest of Virginia Tech’s New Piezoelectric Charger Can Power Your Cell Phone With a Simple Shake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging cell phones , Emergency mobile charging , piezoelectricity , Shake cell phone , Shake to Charge , Shashank Priya , Virginia Tech at Blacksburg

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Solar-Powered Lightning Motorcycle Sets New Speed Record for Production Motorcycles at 189 MPH

November 14, 2012 by  
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Last year, Lightning Motorcycles shattered the land speed record for electric bikes, when rider Paul Thede achieved an amazing average of 206.079 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The team later set a higher speed of  215.960 mph. Now, Lightning Motorcycles has broken the speed record for a production motorcycle (a street-legal bike that was produced in a series for purchase by the public) with a solar-powered bike at the El Mirage dry lake bed  in Southern California. Read the rest of Solar-Powered Lightning Motorcycle Sets New Speed Record for Production Motorcycles at 189 MPH Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: el mirage , electric motorcycle , EV/Plug-in , land-speed record , Lightning Motorcycles , lightning motors , lsr , On Two Wheels , racing , solar , Solar Power

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